Pie in the Sky (May 18, 2012)

It's Friday (yay!) and that means links. Here's a few that Brian and I found interesting this week:

  • Node stable 0.6.18: New version of node has released.
  • Bing Search API on Windows Azure Marketplace: If you're looking to integrate web searches into your applications, the Bing Search API may be what you're looking for.
  • Windows And Node: Windows Performance Monitor: Accessing Windows performance monitor information using the perfmon module.
  • Windows and Node: Addons: A good article on modules and native code, including steps on setting up your system to run node-gyp.
  • Azure SDK for node 0.5.4 is out! More secure and now with less angle brackets: Azure SDK for node 0.5.4 is out with a bunch of goodies!
  • Why Microsoft’s Open Data Protocol matters: "Open Data Protocol (OData) is...a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. Really what that means is that we can select, save, delete and update data from our applications just like we have been against relational SQL databases for years. The benefit is the ease of setting up the OData feeds to be utilized from libraries which Microsoft has created for us developers."
  • Tuning Azure Performance, a brief introduction: "One common reason we go for cloud computing is the ability to scale, as much as needed. This usually means an increase in the overall performance of our application. However in certain cases we might face a decrease in performance with cloud computing. I will try to explain the most common reasons that I came across for such unexpected behavior."

Have a good weekend!

- Larry

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