Another busy week, another batch of links for your Friday enjoyment. This week we have a wide selection of links, covering such diverse topics as language, IDE, cloud services and even… comedy? Enjoy!
- Windows Azure Queues and Windows Azure Service Bus Queues - Compared and Contrasted: If you have ever wondered how Windows Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues are different, this is the article that explains it.
- Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics”: “Do you need to model or analyze data that is so large it simply doesn’t fit in your desktop memory? Does your model take too long to run? If so, we want you to try Microsoft Codename ”Cloud Numerics“. ”
- Setup Azure Blob Store for Hadoop on Azure CTP: Denny Lee shows you how to setup your Hadoop on Azure CTP account to connect to an existing Azure Blob Storage account using the asv protocol.
- Hadoop on Azure: HiveQL query against Azure Blob Storage: A follow up post by Denny. In this one, he shows how to create a Hive table within Hadoop on Azure CTP that is connected to the files you uploaded to your Azure Blob storage account and query it.
- SendGrid Launches on Windows Azure Enterprise Cloud Platform: The SendGrid email service is now available on the Windows Azure Platform, with special pricing for Windows Azure customers!
- The Which, the When, and the How of Windows Azure Services: Devices: One of a series of posts that aim to help you understand which Azure services to use in creating a solution.
- Windows Azure Behind the Scenes @N3UG: The resources in this post are great.
- How to Automatically Utilize Multicore Servers with Node on Windows Azure: “Since node.exe is a single threaded process, it only scales to one CPU core. The iisnode module allows creation of multiple node.exe processes per application and load balances the HTTP traffic between them, therefore enabling full utilization of a server’s CPU capacity without requiring additional infrastructure code from an application developer.”
- Upload Big Data to SQL Azure Federated Databases with BCP Automatically: By Rodger Jennings…title says it all.
- Using Windows Azure Storage from the Windows Phone (VIDEO): A walkthrough of the NuGet packages for Windows Azure storage and Windows Phone, highlighting how easy it is to interact with blobs, tables, and queues, both directly against storage and securely through proxy services.
- Node 0.6.8: v0.6.8 has been released.
- Distilled NodeJS Patterns: Good article on different approaches to handling file I/O when trying to access the same file in parallel.
- The Trello Tech Stack: Brett Kiefer talks about the evolution of the Trello stack and design decisions that went into creating the service.
- WAT?: Some Friday humor; if you can’t laugh at the idiosyncrasies of your programming language, what can you laugh at?
Have a great weekend!