Lots of great Azure-related links this week…everything from big announcements at the BUILD conference this week to a Ruby gem that allows you to call native C library functions. Enjoy (and learn!)…
- JUST ANNOUNCED @ BUILD: New Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8, Windows Azure SDK 1.5, Geo-Replication for Windows Azure Storage, and More: At the BUILD Conference in Anaheim, California, several new releases were announced.
- Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone: A new release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone is available.
- TechNet Wiki Articles Offer Best Practices and Guidance on SQL Azure Connectivity:If you’re looking for guidance and best practices on SQL Azure connectivity, these community-sourced articles are worth checking out.
- SQL Azure Q2 2011 Service Release Now Deployed: Part 1 of a 2 part series that dives into the latest SQL Azure release.
- The OData Producer Library for PHP is here: The OData SDK for PHP makes it easy to consume OData with PHP, but this new library makes it easy to produce OData with PHP.
- I spent a lot of time investigating how to collect diagnostic information from Azure Web roles this week. These were helpful articles:
- Configuring WAD via the diagnostics.wadcfg Config File
- List of Performance Counters for Windows Azure Web Roles: This is a list of all the performance counters that are available in Windows Azure Web Roles
- Configuring diagnostics.wadcfg to Capture Custom Log Files
- Best Practices for Leveraging the Windows Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging API: This article offers practical guidance for developers working with the brokered messaging .NET managed API in the Windows Azure Service Bus. The recommendations supplied in this article come directly from recent customer projects.
- GigaSpaces Enables Seamless Deployment of Mission-Critical Java Applications to Windows Azure: GigaSpaces Technologies is now offering a solution that provides on-boarding for enterprise Java and big-data applications to the Windows Azure platform.
- Hosting node.js applications in IIS on Windows: Not Azure-specific, but if you are interested in running Node.js on Windows, this post is helpful.
- Node.js on Windows: Who Needs NPM?Node.js on Windows: Who Needs NPM? How to install node.js packages on Windows without NPM.
- http://dailyjs.com/tags.html#lmawa: An older blog series on making a Node.js application.
- SOA with Ruby: Slideshow on SOA with Ruby, contains some links to some useful gems for handling things like SOAP, WSDL, etc.
- https://github.com/ffi/ffi/wiki/Basic-Usage: A Ruby gem that allows you to call native C library functions.
Have a great weekend!