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  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View – Part 1

    By Jen Stirrup Social Media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, it isn’t enough just to have lots of data. Data, on its own, is valueless. In order for data to become valuable, we need to be able to do something with the data. If we have large datasets, they can...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Exposing your API via Windows Azure Service Bus Queues and Topics

    Introduction Recently my team have worked with some customers around hybrid integration projects involving exposing a number of on-premise applications outside of the organization. The Windows Azure Service Bus has been one of the key technologies which has allowed us to deliver these projects successfully...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Getting started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Traditionally, connecting apps on devices such as Windows Phone with data in the cloud could be a headache, with the process becoming more complicated if we wanted to make the data available to other platforms such as IOS. In the later stages of 2012 though, the Windows Azure team released a preview...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Orchard on Windows Azure

    Richard Garside is a freelance .NET developer working mainly with .NET MVC, Orchard and Windows 8. He recently became an award winning Windows 8 developer for his app Font Picker , but he doesn’t like to boast about it. He is also a founding and managing member of Leeds Sharp , a user group for .NET...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Tips & Gotcha’s when designing Windows 8 Apps

    I sat down this week with Dave Crawford and got him to do a quick brain dump of his top tips and gotcha’s that he sees regularly when reviewing Windows 8 Apps that have been submitted in the UK for the Windows 8 App store. Dave and his team review all the apps that UK developers submit for the UK app...
  • Blog Post: Top Tip: Using CSS Sprites for responsive images

    This top tip was provided by Ian Haynes In this article Maykell Loomens discusses using the technique for solving issues with high density displays (Retina etc.) but it may be possible to use the technique for responsive images in general. Interesting. http://miekd.com/articles/using-css-sprites-to-optimize...
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