Our reading list is all over the map this week – everything from helpful tools to conference announcements. My favorite this week is this one: http://things.smarx.com/. But read on…there’s lots more good stuff…
- Exploring the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android (video): Steve Marx and Wade Wegner share insights into the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android.
- Connecting Azure and Windows Phone through Odata: Although this tutorial is uses .NET, the idea of connecting the Cloud and devices through Odata is interesting since Odata is just a protocol.
- Seattle Azure User Group: If you are in the Seattle on September 29th, come to the inaugural meeting of the Seattle Azure User Group.
- New Web Pages Available for Finding Technical Content on Windows Azure: This should make it easier to find the technical content you are looking for.
- Why MyGet Uses Windows Azure: Maarten Balliauw explains why one of his projects, MyGet, uses Windows Azure. Interestingly, he's not using it because he needs massive scale.
- http://things.smarx.com/: This is a very cool collection of things you can do with Windows Azure (including how to do them).
- From .NET to Ruby: Adventure, Courage, Joy: As my colleague Larry Franks says, learning another computing language is like learning another real world language; it broadens your knowledge and understanding of the world.
- InfoWorld interview with Ruby Creator – sets sights on mobile:
- Installing and Running node.js applications within IIS on Windows - Are you mad? Scott Hanselman looks at the why and how of running node.js on Windows/IIS.
- http://www.buildwindows.com/: Expect to hear a lot about Azure (and hopefully OSS support) at next week's BUILD conference.
- Introducing paz: a simple packaging and deployment tool for PHP projects on Windows Azure: Ben Lobaugh has a project on github that simplifies the packaging and deploying of PHP applications on Windows Azure.
- Java on the Windows Azure Cloud: A look at the pros and cons of running Java in Windows Azure.
- When Worlds Collide #2: HTML5 + Cloud = Elasticity2 : Some interesting twists on the definition of elasticity.
Have a great weekend!