Windows Azure Cost for the Casual Dev

Codemonkey can has Azure

Whats it cost a guy to monkey around with Azure?

I was very excited when I found out Microsoft was doing a free Azure trial. One of the big deterrents for me to use Amazon ETC or Windows Azure is the cost. Despite being gainfully employed, I have the (bad?) habit of funding my ‘hobby’ development like I’m still a sixteen-year-old flipping burgers. Sixty dollar bar tab, no problem. Sixty dollar Azure bill for the month – that’s outrageous! To be fair, I do have a Dreamhost VPS that only costs me about twenty dollars a month (300 MB of ram on Linux).

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