Webcast: Scalable Counters with Windows Azure

In this Cloud Cover episode, Steve and Wade explain the application architecture of their latest creation--the Apathy Button. Like many other popular buttons on the Internet, the Apathy Button has to deal with the basic challenge of concurrency. This concurrency challenge arises from multiple role instances--as well as multiple threads--all trying to update the same […]

In this Cloud Cover episode, Steve and Wade explain the application architecture of their latest creation--the Apathy Button. Like many other popular buttons on the Internet, the Apathy Button has to deal with the basic challenge of concurrency. This concurrency challenge arises from multiple role instances--as well as multiple threads--all trying to update the same number. In this show, you'll learn a few approaches to solving this in Windows Azure.

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Grab the source code the Apathy Button.