The goal of this blog entry is to describe how you can host a simple Ajax application created with jQuery in the Windows Azure cloud. In this blog entry, Stephen Walther assume that you have never used Windows Azure and going to walk through the steps required to host the application in the cloud in agonizing detail.
Our application will consist of a single HTML page and a single service. The HTML page will contain jQuery code that invokes the service to retrieve and display set of records.
There are five steps that you must complete to host the jQuery application:
- Sign up for Windows Azure
- Create a Hosted Service
- Install the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio
- Create a Windows Azure Cloud Service
- Deploy the Cloud Service