Larry Franks and Brian Swan on Open Source and Device Development in the Cloud
It's supposed to be a nice weekend, so I may have to skip reading and spend some time outside. For those of you stuck inside (or just looking for something to read,) here are some interesting links from this week.
How to backup a website running on Azure Web Sites: Learn how to make backups of your site.
Automating environment creation using Azure PowerShell: Includes some sample scripts.
Project Orleans - an introduction: Project Orleans is pretty interesting. Read on for an introduction.
Azure web sites cheat sheet: It's been recently updated.
Porting Cocos2D-x games to Windows Store and Windows Phone: A how-to.
20 useful docs and guides for front-end developers: I know what I'm reading this weekend.
Logging with the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services: How to log .NET-based Azure Mobile Services.
The art and science of great website color selection: You should also get a good book on color theory, or take a few classes.
Make a Windows 8.1 pinned live tile for your website: Going to have to try this.
Using streaming chunked HTML to deliver more data: Making your page load faster.
bleno: a module for implementing Bluetooth low energy peripherals.
Working with Koa and Generators. Koa is pretty nice.
Securing Node.js apps with OAuth2 and Azure: Using Azure Active Directory.
Tech Giants agree to fund OpenSSL: Looks like OpenSSL is getting some appreciation.
Microsoft joins Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure initiative: More funding for critical open source projects.
Virtual Machine images for community development in an open source project: I do pretty much all my development on virtual machines now.
Using Vagrant and Puppet to manage a development environment: I use Vagrant quite a lot, but haven't tried Puppet yet.
Using Vagrant and Chef to manage your development environment: More managing development environments.
Learn version control with Git: Probably a wise investment, since everyone uses it now.
sql-cli: A cross platform command-line interface for SQL Server.