Here’s the list of links Larry and I found interesting this week…Enjoy!
- Getting Started with Windows Azure: Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP in charge of the Azure App Platform, walks you through getting started with Azure.
- Making Windows Azure Drive Letter Persistent: One way to make the drive letter for a CloudDrive consistently the same.
- Announcing SQL Azure Import/Export Service Now in Production:”Now available as a production service, SQL Azure Import/Export helps organizations deploy on-premises databases to SQL Azure, and archive SQL Azure and SQL Server databases to Windows Azure Storage.”
- Microsoft at Node Summit: Nice summary of the Node Summit and Microsoft’s participation in it.
- Troubleshooting Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications: A very comprehensive look at some best practices for troubleshooting Azure apps. Although the code in this post is .NET code, the article is still very relevant to OSS applications.
- How much overcapacity are you running with today? I bet SQL Azure Federations can trim that!: Another look at why you should use SQL Azure Federations.
- 24 Extremely Useful Ruby Gems for Web Development: The title pretty much says it all for this one.
- The Right Way to Code DCI in Ruby: Good article on designing an application the Data Context Interaction way.
- Using Node Modules Effectively: Tips and tricks on using modules with your Node application.
- Node.js and Windows Azure: Creating a blog application using Node.js and Windows Azure Table & Blob Storage Part 1: Another descriptive title – Avkash goes through creating a blog using Node, Azure table and blob storage.
- The Great Disk Drive in the Sky: How Web giants store big – and we mean big – data: Arstechnica dives into the details of storage for Amazon, Azure, Google, and Hadoop.
- SQL Azure Data Sync Preview Refresh: Looks like we have an update to the SQL Azure Data Sync preview. Read on for what’s new in this update.
- Lisp in 32 lines of Ruby code: Not quite sure how useful this is, but I thought it was pretty neat.