A Voyage to Android-land on a dotNet Ship: Getting Started

This year, I’ve been writing about using Android phones to access Windows Azure Mobile Services (aka “WAMS“) and was briefly writing about Service Bus Notification Hub. I’ve also done a lot of Server Scripting writing, and playing with Windows Store apps. Now I’m back writing more Android code. So how has the journey to Android-land been for this dotNet developer?…

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These ARE the Androids you’ve been looking for!

That’s the title of my latest post over on Larry Franks’ Silver Lining Blog. It deals with using Windows Azure Mobile Services to hook up an Android phone to an Azure back-end data store. And in some cases, to Google Cloud Messaging, in order to enable push notifications. Go check it out! There’s a lot…

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The CAP Theorem: Why “Everything is Different” with the Cloud and Internet

This is a continuation of last Wednesday’s post, which featured the intro section to my forthcoming white paper, “Data Architecture in a Cloudy World”. In that overview, I briefly mentioned the bewildering array of choices facing developers today in the data architecture area. But the array of choices is actually much longer than I was…

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Data Architecture in a Cloudy World

Like many Microsoft bloggers, I’m somewhat erratic, partly because of my own workload, and partly due to company decisions about what product information can be blogged about prior to public release. Anyway I’m back (for a while, at least). I am writing a White Paper, tentatively titled “Data Architecture in a Cloudy World“, (feel free to critique…

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