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Micah Smith
Works at Breakout Commerce
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Support 2012 Server / IIS 8. Showing 1-2 of 2 messages. Support 2012 Server / IIS 8, Otto van der Schaaf, 2/3/13 7:38 AM. Re: Support 2012 Server / IIS 8, Otto van der Schaaf, 2/3/13 7:39 AM, Not test...
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A week ago was the Throne of JS conference in Toronto, perhaps the most interesting and different conference I’ve been to for a while. Quoting its website: It’s no longer good enough to build web apps around full page loads and then “progressively enhance” them to behave more dynamically. Building apps which are fast, responsive and modern require you to completely rethink your approach. The premise was to take the seven top JavaScript frameworks...
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nice refresher since my college comp arch class
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Anyone have any experience using the ODBC SQL Azure driver from linux? Care to share?
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I was wondering if anyone could speak to a message queue based architecture i'm considering building out-- here's the gist:

I have a certain Azure/Web API-based REST end point for a computationally intensive process (around a few seconds, best case, with no load). My idea for the architecture was to have the Web API method place the work into a message queue and then wait for the message queue to return with a result. Then i could have a "farm" of systems receive those messages and handle the computationally intensive part at an acceptable, throttled load, and of course scale up/down that farm as needed. 

First, I have no experience with message queues so i do not know if you have the ability to "wait" for responses. Is it feasible to place work in and wait for a result? I feel like i'm mentally modeling this in a sort of actor-based concurrency way-- sending a message through one channel (queue) and then filtering for the specific result in another.

Any ideas/suggestions/criticism? I'm all ears & eyes -- 

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+Jay Gaynor thanks for the link! Responding to the user and finishing later is definitely in the realm of possibilities. Perhaps i could include a "respond time" in the response telling it when to make a request for the final image based upon current response times (to avoid polling).

SignalR/Socket.io is the other possibility.  

The farm is also there as a failsafe, i'd like the process to be able to break/go down without impacting other methods in the main API. Further, the type of work the "farm machines" are doing is image processing-- they will no doubt need more "juice" and therefore be initially more expensive than standard web/api servers. Financially it will be a better decision to not require all servers to be as "beefy" from the get go. 
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I never would've thought of this.
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next to jquery, definitely my most favorite library
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  • Breakout Commerce
    CTO, 2012 - present
  • BarkleyREI
    Technical Architect, 2010 - 2012
  • NASA
  • PNC Bank
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Hi! I'm a software developer currently working in the Pittsburgh area.
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