Book Review (Book 7) – Think Stats

This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career – one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for December 2011 was: Think Stats, by Allen B. Downey.  Why I chose this Book: I originally chose another book for…

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Windows Azure Storage (WAS) Internals – Achieving Consistency

Windows Azure Storage has three primary components – a Queue, a Binary Large Object (BLOB) store (two types of these), and Table Storage. Storage of data on-premises is fairly well understood – but there components of it that you may not consider. When you move to a distributed architecture, certain factors should be taken into…

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How Microsoft helps you NOT break your Windows Azure Application: Storage Services Versioning

One of the advantages of using Windows Azure to run your code is that you don’t have to constantly manage upgrades on your platform. While that’s a big advantage indeed, it immediately brings up the question – how do the upgrades happen? Microsoft upgrades the Azure platform in periodic increments, and the components that are…

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