Things are not slowing down to start off the new year. This weeks reading list covers everything from running Nginx on Windows Azure to a deploying Node.js projects to Azure using git push. Enjoy…
- Using Nginx in Windows Azure: A translation of an article that was written in Japanese that describes how to run Nginx in Windows Azure.
- Windows Azure Libraries for Java Available, including support for Service Bus: Java libraries that provide access to the functionality exposed via the REST API in Windows Azure Service Bus are now available.
- Windows Azure Storage Client for Windows Phone, Part 1: A walkthrough of using the Windows Azure Storage Client for Windows Phone.
- Getting Started with SQL Azure, Part 5: I missed the first installments of this series, but it looks like a good series if you are new to SQL Azure.
- Hadoop on Azure Scenario: Query a web log via HiveQL: "The purpose of this wiki post is to provide an example scenario on how to work with Hadoop on Azure, upload a web log sample file via secure FTP, and run some simple HiveQL queries."
- Book Excerpt: "To The Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise": Book excerpt describing the cloud architecture and value proposition.
- PHP on Azure: Brent Stineman shares resources from his Codemash presentation on "PHP on Azure".
- Using SQL Azure and the Microsoft JDBC Driver?: The JDBC driver team at Microsoft is looking for feedback from any one who has used the driver with SQL Azure.
- My top 3 improvements in Windows Azure from the December update: One take on the 3 best (recent) improvements to Windows Azure.
- HTML5 Local Storage Intro: One of the easier things you an do to improve performance of your web app is to cache resources on the client. Buddy Lindsey goes over how to accomplish this.
- Introducing the Backbone Boilerplate: Best practices and utilities for Backbone.js. Be sure to check out the comments for links to similar projects.
- Designing Great API Docs: Short read on documenting your APIs. You do document your APIs don't you? 🙂
- Processing Monitoring with Node: A package that lets you monitor applications by PID or name.
- IISNode updated to 0.1.15: If you're running Node on Windows under IIS, you might want to check out this new version. One of the new features is that it enables access to IIS server variables within your Node application. This means you can do things like grab the name of authenticated users from IIS (https://github.com/tjanczuk/iisnode/issues/87).
- GitAzure: This project, once deployed to Windows Azure, allows you to then redeploy your Node.js application using git push instead of building and redeploying a Windows Azure package
Have a great weekend…and happy Friday the 13th!