Azure: Post a PHP app and MySQL database to Azure!

Using an easy to use tool called WebMatrix 3 you can build Web Apps for Azure that work with Git or Visual Studio.  WebMatrix 3 can be used to install WordPress and other popular open source tools on your Dreamspark Azure Web App. Sources: WebMatrix 3 WebMatrix 3 Download and installer Discussion: Well, this proves…

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Thinking about Angry Dolphins: Web Matrix, NOAA and Windows Phone 7

At Rio Hondo today, I gave my first Imagine Cup talk with Alice Pang (make sure to visit her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/alicerp ).  Alice gave her talk on Web Matrix, which might seem kind of base if I had a focus on Windows Phone 7, but really it isn’t. We often think of the phone…

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Getting prepared for the next thing

Let’s say that you might be interested in preparing for the future. Here is how I am preparing for the future HTML 5, not certain, but it appears that Google and others are betting big time on this, so why wouldn’t Microsoft? Silverlight, get prepared for the future by preparing for the Silverlight exam 70-506…

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PLINQ: Parallel LINQ

Oh heck, I just got use to SQL, as in the Sequential Query Language, then LINQ came along and now there is Parallel LINQ.  Can I use LINQ in WebMatrix? And as it functions, LINQ and Parallel LINQ works well, except that now the complexity level of software has risen again.  If I am a…

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WebMatrix: OData Helper

Another neat helper for WebMatrix: OData Helper.  Go quickly to this site: http://www.jamessenior.com/2010/08/04/announcing-the-odata-helper-for-webmatrix-beta-2/ And get this helper installed quickly, it is extremely useful.  Then go to James Senior site, he does a good job of explaining the OData Helper! http://www.jamessenior.com/2010/08/04/announcing-the-odata-helper-for-webmatrix-beta-2/ There is an excellent video in the blog, so I won’t redo it. For the…

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Web Matrix: PayPal Helper for WebMatrix

This is FREAKING AWESOME! PayPal on your website in 60 seconds or so! http://paypalhelper.codeplex.com/ Using the new Razor syntax everything is included to get that payment for services functional on your website.  With just a few lines of code your site will have a PayPal account. If you need to make money off your website,…

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Japan earthquake: Before and after Bing Map

I would say this is a cool feature, but it isn’t, if you want to see the Bing Map and not have the the journalist babble, take a look at this link: http://bit.ly/japaneseearthquakebeforeafter The satellite photos in the after are not as clear as the before, but that is likely due to the photographic system,…

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XNA and Bing Map Geocoding

  As the Japanese struggle with massive problems, let’s chat about games.  Don’t you feel a little bad about having fun right now with one of the greatest countries on the planet is having this magnitude of problems?  I think that people in Japan would not like it if you used them for an excuse…

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