Media praise for Programming Windows Azure

"It took me 2 days to cover 70% of the book and to understand how things work. Descriptions are concise with lots of examples, you don't want to read copy of the MSDN on every method and possibility product has in 1000 pages biblia. You want read it, try it and start developing your products, that's what this book about. Highly recommend on this subject. "
-- Pavel,

"If you are wondering what Azure is all about, this is as good as way to find out as any I know. And if you’re contemplating using Azure in your company and the people who will do the work are in your chain of command, you probably want to know at least what’s in this book."
-- Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, July 2010, Column 360

"This is a great book – one of the top 3 or 4 technical books I’ve read in the past 3 years. Every developer working on Azure must read this book. Must. Nothing beats the experience of working on a new platform, but this book will sure make it easier, and teach you the benefits and the pitfalls of this environment."
-- Joseph A. Beernink, DevScape

"This book provides a nice concise introduction to Windows Azure development. The author touches on all the major topics in the platform with enough detail to get you started producing some effective applications."
-- Steven Lane, Google Books

" excellent book for a beginner on the platform..."
-- Philippe Vialatte,

"What I liked the most about this book is its concise and clear explanations on various aspects of Windows Azure such as managing service, RESTful APIs, blobs, queues, and SQL Azure. This book is a good resource for programmers who want to start developing Windows Azure solutions. "
-- Andy Zhang,