Want to use Azure Websites with the latest version of io.js? Simply include .deployment, deploy.cmd and iisnode.yml in your project. Done!
A tutorial can also be found on Azure.com.
Creating a io.js Website from Scratch
- Sign up for an Azure account. You can run up to 10 websites on Azure for free, so any account will do - for instance the pay-as-you-go account with free trial credits or the included accounts coming with BizSpark for startups or the GitHub Student Developer Pack.
Option A (for quick testing and small apps)
- Click the 'Deploy to Azure' button in the title of this readme to deploy this repository with an empty app.js. The 'Deploy to Azure' asisstant will automatically create a website for you and guide you through the process. Once created, you can then use Visual Studio Online or FTP to work on your application.
Option B (for deployment workflows)
- Fork or download this repository
- Make changes as you see fit - if you just want to see io.js working, you can use the included
app.js, which will create a small HTTP server and report back the currently running version of io.js.
- Once you made changes, you're ready to deploy - either using the Azure Git/GitHub/Bitbucket integration or FTP Upload, Dropbox Sync or one of the many command line tools. If you don't have sensitive code, I recommend forking this repo and hooking it up to the website - that way, you don't have to worry about deploying yourself.
The Deployment Script in Detail
.deploymentinstructs Azure to run deploy.cmd as the deployment command
deploy.cmdruns the usual Azure Websites deployment for Node Apps, but also downloads the latest version of io.js - saving it to
D:\home\site\bin\iojs. Folders are created if necessary and older versions of io.js overwritten.
iisnode.ymlfinally tells Azure Websites to use the just downloaded iojs.exe as Node binary.
app.jsis entirely optional and simply spits out the installed version of io.js. It's only included to "prove" that io.js is running, but you should most likely replace it with your own app.js/server.js.
Copyright and License
- Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation
- Released under the MIT License (MIT)
- Please see LICENSE.md for more information.