Like many book lovers who had subscribed to the Amazon Reading List app in LinkedIn, I was deeply saddened when LinkedIn discontinued that feature. There is now a way to import this list to Shelfari and then even download your book list to your own computer. However, Shelfari has features I don't want and lacks features I need. So I plan to build my own books tracker - the iBookTracker, to manage the books (both real and digital) that I read and collect. Hopefully it will be of interest to other book lovers too who wish to take good care of their books.
These are the top 3 reasons I find Azure useful:
- Easy to get started - build your application with Visual Studio or WebMatrix, click Publish when you're done
- Multiple deployment options
- Scale on demand - computing resources can be added or removed based on website visitor volume, and budgeted cost without any major upfront fees.
(I have an Azure account via MSDN)