On a Cloud: Deployment & MQC

Deployment Cadence During my last start-up our team started extremely lean. We utilized Azure Web Apps and wanted to build our site fast, and respond to user feedback in near real-time. By using Git (GitHub) as our deployment mechanism and Web Apps, 2 of us were able to push upwards of 220 builds to production…

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On a Cloud: Entropy & Precision Scheduling

Cloud: High Entropy Systems A mad dash through computer history, and onto why high entropy systems work well in cloud environments. I outline a few reasons why entropy is important and summarize why as an industry are looking at breaking down systems into small pieces, such as the introduction of micro-services. And a couple real…

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On a Cloud: Queues

In my first two videos I have presented a couple quick overviews of Queues and a very typical queuing pattern. Both videos tackle queuing from a generic perspective and you can apply these to almost any queuing technology available today.   Basic Overview I posted a quick video on when and how you use queues….

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Imagine Cup: Team WalkSafe walked to an Honorable Mention in the Innovation Category!

Imagine Cup 2015 has been announced. If you are a Canadian Student and not participating in the Global Student Technology Competition, you are missing out! In this blog post, I will discuss specific details about the Innovation Category. Imagine Cup Started with the Pitch Video Challenge. In this challenge, students from all over the world…

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LIVE from DevTeach Montreal - Beyond VMs: From Saving Money to Adding Value

For those of you who tuned in to this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTIVE, you heard me inviting you to watch a special presentation of the show LIVE from DevTeach Montreal. This coming Monday, December 10, at 6:30pm, Howard Dierking, Program Manager on the Windows Azure Platform and Tools Team at Microsoft HQ, will be…


What’s Up: Developer–December Edition

Here’s the news as seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE:   Developer Movement is back – join the Developer Movement to earn points and be rewarded for publishing Windows Store and Windows Phone apps, with bonus points for adding in Windows Azure services. Windows 8 Celebrate the launch of Windows 8…


On the Next D³: LIVE & Interactive – Sharing “Awesome”

Sharing Awesome | Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET Windows Phone apps don’t just simply run on Windows 8 as they are. There are ways. However, to architect your code so that you can share your “awesome” across multiple screens. Alnur Ismail shows how. Plus: The D³ crew on…


What’s Up: Developer–November Edition

Here’s the news as seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Links Technology Post Roundup – 5th Edition Canadian Developer Events – One stop to get all of the developer events happening nationwide. Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app – NOW available in the Windows Store. Download now. Canadian Developer Connection Windows…


On the Next D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET The buzz word is REIMAGINATION. The list of new products and technologies launching is endless. The conference that covered it all was BUILD 2012. Bruce Johnson, Colin Melia, and James Chambers fill you in on what went on. Plus: There’s something “BRUTALLY EPIC” coming…


TOMORROW: .NET Rocks! Rocks Canadian Developers

Tomorrow, D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE is proud to bring you a LIVE special – the .NET Rocks! Visual Studio Road Trip. In case you missed the details in my post a couple of weeks ago, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, infamous hosts of the Internet radio show .NET Rocks! rented a big 37′ RV and…