Mike Amundsen explores a way of designing hypermedia APIs based on messages instead of URIs, plus documenting, extending, versioning and registering hypermedia designs.
Glenn Block demoes deploying Node.js apps with npm to Windows Azure, leveraging storage and service bus services.
Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.
Ryan Dahl demonstrates how to use Node.js’ asynchronous IO model to write simple HTTP/TCP/DNS servers that scale up serving thousands of connections while using a very low memory footprint and few CPU cycles.
Ryan Dahl presents Node.js, what it is and how to program against it by exemplifying with code samples, and shows how to do highly scalable parallel programming with event-based processes.