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  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 13th, 2014)

    Last week was soooooo busy, I didn't have time for links on Friday. This week has been a little better, so I have some links for you today. Cloud Docker on Microsoft Azure : MS Open Tech as some new code that makes it easier to use Docker on Azure. Docker 1.0 : Speaking of Docker...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 30th, 2014)

    Not a lot of links this week, but some good ones. Cloud Moving to Microsoft Azure : The experience of moving a blog to Azure. Client/Mobile Xamarin 3 : Now with 100% more iOS designer. Arstechnica already has a review up for this version. Xamarin forms : Forms that are...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 2nd, 2014)

    Working on some largish projects at work, so not a lot of time to accumulate links this week. Here's what I have, or am planning to read this weekend. Cloud Automating environment creation using Azure PowerShell : You can automate most things with Azure using PowerShell. There's also a cross...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (November 22nd, 2013)

    I'll be on vacation next week for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, so no blog post next Friday. Here's some links from this week. Mobile\client Mobile Services team blog : The Windows Azure Mobile Services team has their own blog now. Just an introductory post for now, but probably...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (November 1, 2013)

    Today is the first day that's really felt like Autumn here; leaves finally changed color and it's been rainy most of the day. Good reading (or sleeping) weather. Here's a list of links for your Friday reading: Cloud Partitioned Service Bus queues and topics : This is nice if you're using...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (October 25, 2013)

    My reading plan for this weekend is mostly going to be learning Elixir (or continuing to learn it,) and some of Anton Chekhov's works. Here's is a less focused, and more technical list for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure SDK 2.2, backup, and Hyper-V Recover Manager : Lots of stuff...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (October 11th, 2013)

    It's been a busy week, with little time for reading about new things. But I do have some mobile and client related links for your weekend reading pleasure: Client/mobile JSIL : Compile .NET code into JavaScript. XYZ to JavaScript compilers have been popular recently. Source : A front...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (October 4th, 2013)

    I've decided, this weekend I learn functional programming. Picked up a book on Functional JavaScript and also loaded Elixir so we'll see how that goes. But before I get to that challenge, here are the links for this week: Cloud Cloud service fundamentals - caching basics : Learn more about the...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (September 27th, 2013)

    Happy Friday! Here's some reading for the weekend. Cloud Windows Azure multi-factor authentication : If you need multi-factor authentication, it's now generally available (GA, released, whatever.) Deploy pre-configured Oracle VMs on Windows Azure : If you need Oracle in the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Send Push Notifications from an OData Service using Windows Azure Notification Hubs

    There are three main benefits provided to mobile device apps by cloud-based services: data access and storage, authentication, and push notifications—note that Windows Azure Mobile Services is a single Windows Azure service that supports all three. What about cases where Mobile Services isn’t the right...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (August 23, 2013)

    Busy week at work, working on some new projects. Here's a few links for your Friday reading. Cloud Zud.io : Browser-based access to Windows Azure Storage. Mobile/Client Device.js : Makes it easy to write conditional CSS and JavaScript based on device operating system, orientation...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 21, 2013)

    It's officially the first day of summer today, and next week is BUILD. It looks like I'm not going this year, but I'll be watching for news items next week. Speaking of news items, here's this weeks links: Node.js Node v0.10.12 released : Another week, another Node.js release. ...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 14, 2013)

    Busy week, which it usually is when there are things like BUILD coming up. Hopefully having BUILD in the spring means that the fall will be quieter than it has been in the past, but only time will tell. Speaking of time, take some time out this weekend and check out some of the links below: Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 31, 2013)

    It looks like it is going to be super hot this weekend, and the fabled Southern US humidity is starting to kick in too. Might be time to go visit my friends in the mountains! :) Hopefully you are staying cool wherever you are, and have some time to relax and enjoy this weeks links: Cloud Code...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 17, 2013)

    How many people are going to see Star Trek this weekend? I'd like to, but there's lots of family stuff going on this weekend here, so maybe next weekend. If you're stuck at home (or don't like Star Trek) here's some links to keep you busy this weekend: JavaScript Grunt JavaScript automation...
  • Blog Post: Web-client development with Ember.js and Windows Azure Mobile Services - Part 4

    In the previous posts ( 1 , 2 , 3 ) I covered creating an Ember.js-based single page application, then wiring it up to Windows Azure Mobile Services for data storage. But currently it allows everyone to post anonymously. I at least want some basic authentication so I can verify the user is a real person...
  • Blog Post: Web-client development with Ember.js and Windows Azure Mobile Services - Part 3

    Last week I created a new single page application using Ember.js as the client framework (see Part 1 and Part 2 ). Today, I finish up the application by adding Windows Azure Mobile Services for data storage. In case you don't want to slog through the previous two posts, I've uploaded the current application...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 3, 2013)

    It's Friday once again, and boy am I glad. Stayed up too late last night coding and need a restful weekend. Hopefully you'll be able to take some time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks links. Games Unreal JavaScript : The Unreal engine is running in JavaScript, via Emscripten. Real...
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