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3 May 2013CPOL
An app to manage personal book collection

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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. 

Why Azure? 

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)


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

'Anil' Radhakrishna
India India
'Anil' Radhakrishna is a seasoned architect who enjoys working with Microsoft tools & technologies. He blogs quite regularly about his little discoveries and technical experiments on his blog called Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia. He loves building mash-ups using public Web APIs.

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