I have absolutely no experience with Windows Azure, so please be understanding with me :) I currently have a C++ project developed with Visual C++ 2008 involving as natural a set of classes, directories and the final executable. In summary the application
starts, waits for incoming request at a specified TCP port, performs some mathematical calculations, and returns the result.
I have a pair of questions about how to deploy the application in Azure:
my application (with all its classes) is already compiled and an executable is already generated. Can I do something equivalent to "uploading the executable" and then "double-clicking it" to start listening for requests?
I would also like to know if Azure returns a static IP address for the application or just a name like myapp.cloudapp.com. This has implications for the source code of the clients of the application: do I have to make a DNS request for the name of the application
first or can I connect directly for a known IP?