Chapter 17. Connecting in the cloud with AppFabric

This chapter covers

  • Securing your services with ACS
  • Introducing the Service Bus
  • Connecting to your service from anywhere

The Windows Azure platform AppFabric (hereafter referred to as AppFabric) is an important piece of the Windows Azure puzzle. It’s part of the larger Azure ecosystem and provides some fundamental features for working with hybrid applications. It performs two major functions: securing REST services and connecting them together.

AppFabric is a big topic—one that deserves its own book. Whenever you start talking about security, you get into long conversations. The same goes for service buses. That’s because both of these topics involve a lot of terminology that the average developer ...

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