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  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (July 18th, 2014)

    Flying this weekend, so definitely need stuff to read. Here's part of what I will be reading while traveling. Cloud Scaling an Azure website to 380k queries per minute : Some perf stuff tested with Loader.io. Client/mobile What's new in Chrome 36 : New stuff in chrome including...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (July 11th, 2014)

    Here's some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Microsoft, Google, and Docker collaboration : To support new open source projects on Azure. Wolfram programming cloud : It's live. Client\mobile Become acquainted with SVG images : An introduction to SVG. ...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (June 27th, 2014)

    Cloud Trying Redis Caching : Working with Azure Redis Cache. MongoDB enterprise : Now available in the Azure store. Azure Mobile Services and MongoDB collections : For Node.js back-end code this time. June update to Azure Tools for Eclipse : Also some Zulu and SDK...
  • 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 23rd, 2014)

    Busy week, once again. But at least it's a long weekend for Memorial day. Here are some links for your Friday afternoon. Cloud Puppet module updates to better manage Azure resources : Title is self-explanatory. Device emancipation - develop in the cloud : This. I hardly ever touch...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 16th, 2014)

    Back from TechEd, where there were a lot of announcements from Microsoft about working with various open source things. There were so many sessions, it was impossible to attend all of them. Good thing they put the videos online . Cloud Deploy and customize FreeBSD VMs on Azure : And here...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (May 9th, 2014)

    Next week is TechEd, so it's off to Texas and a bunch of presentations, meetings, etc. Might get to read a few books on the flight though, so that's a win. Here's some links I found this week that were interesting. Cloud How to scale websites globally with Azure Traffic Manager : I've worked...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (April 11th, 2014)

    It's been a pretty busy week, what with security vulnerabilities among other things. Here's a few links (including a few on security vulnerabilities,) for your weekend reading. Cloud Azure and heartbleed : Mostly unaffected. Except the real world is more complex than that. Azure escapes unscathed...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (April 4th, 2014)

    It's the weekend I wanted to go see a movie, so of course I now have a cold. Well at least there's lots of //build videos to watch. Here's a list of some of the more interesting links I found this week. Client/Mobile Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps : Looks like...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 21st, 2014)

    It has been a busy, long week, but I have managed to find time to read a few links. Here are the interesting ones. Cloud Online tools for Azure Web Sites : Some useful tools if you are working with Windows Azure Web Sites. Remote administration of Azure Web Sites using IIS Manager...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (March 14th, 2014)

    The web is 25 years old this week. I remember my manager asking me (back in the early 90's when the web started going mainstream,) if I thought this World Wide Web thing would take off and whether it was worth investing time in learning about web pages or how to use a browser. :) Cloud Azure...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (February 28th, 2014)

    Some interesting links for your weekend reading. Client/Mobile Understanding masonry layout : I didn't know it was called masonry layout... Single sign-on explained : A good introduction to SSO. D3.js geo fun : Mapping with D3.js What's new in Azure Mobile Services...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (February 21st, 2014)

    Not a lot of links this week, though I do have one for making a Flappy Bird clone. :) Cloud Windows Azure updates : New features, new partnership, and updates to Azure services Client/Mobile How to make a Flappy Bird in HTML5 with Phaser : In case you haven't gotten over your...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 31st, 2014)

    This is a client & mobile heavy week, though there's some cloud, Node, PHP, and Ruby goodness in there. Cloud MS Open Tech releases open source Microsoft cloud server chassis manager software : This was released at the same time the Microsoft Cloud Server specification was contributed...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 17th, 2014)

    Was a bit of a quiet week, but I found a few interesting links. A bunch of stuff happened in the Windows Azure space at least. Cloud Changes to getIdentities() : Some changes to Windows Azure Mobile Services to make getIdentities async. Announcing PCI DSS compliance and a bunch of...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (January 10th, 2014)

    It's the end of my first week back after the holidays. Here's a few links I managed to pick up this week between catching up on e-mail and work. Cloud Get better acquainted with Windows Azure : A collection of links for learning more about Windows Azure. Windows Azure network security...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (December 6th, 2013)

    Here is a summary of the links I've found interesting this week. Cloud Windows Azure is going to Brazil Or rather adding Brazil as a region (data center) sometime in early 2014. JSON support for Windows Azure Tables : YaaaaaaaaynoXMLpayload! Also some other stuff like CORS. See http...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (November 15, 2013)

    Looks like its time for cold and flu season to kick in; woke up with a stuffy head this morning. Good thing I had nothing planned for the weekend! Here's some interesting links for your weekend reading. Cloud Introduction to WebSockets on Windows Azure Web Sites : Yes, websockets are on...
  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (November 8th, 2013)

    Here are some interesting links for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure Import/Export service preview : Because the bandwidth of a FedEx truck is pretty awesome . Oh, there's some other Azure announcements there as well. SQL Server Support blog : The SQL Server Support blog...
  • 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: Pie in the Sky (September 20, 2013)

    Almost forgot the Friday post again, but caught it on Saturday. Setting an alarm for Friday afternoon going forward so I remember to post what I've written up. :) Cloud Windows Azure fully supported by Juju : Juju is an Ubuntu thing for building and deploying interconnected services. Mobile...
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