Things are starting to pick up after the holidays; some good links for your weekend reading this week.
- VM Depot: This is a new service for Windows Azure that allows the community to create and share VM images that you can use in Windows Azure. Read the official announcement here. There’s already a lot of images for specific stacks, such as Rails, Node.js, Redis, WordPress, Solr, etc. Here’s some related reading:
- Node v0.8.17 (stable): Another week, another Node release.
- Rails remote code execution vulnerability explained: Yep, there’s a remote code execution thing for Rails now.
- Ruby 2.0.0-rc1: Links to source along with a summary of new features and links to introductory articles.
- New Windows Azure Mobile Services Getting Started Content: There’s new content for Windows Azure Mobile Services.
- Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Part 11 of 31: "In this article, I provide step-by-step guidance for running a new Linux virtual machine in the cloud using our Windows Azure platform."
- Tales from the trenches: resizing a Windows Azure virtual disk the smooth way: "We’ve all been there. Running a virtual machine on Windows Azure and all of a sudden you notice that a virtual disk is running full. Having no access to the hypervisor nor to its storage (directly), there’s no easy way out…"
- Common Scenarios with Windows Azure Mobile Services: Links to solutions for common scenarios and questions that come up when using Mobile Services.
- Automating the cloud with Windows Azure Command Line Tools: Whether you are on Windows, Mac, or Linux, you can script lots of Windows Azure-related tasks.
- .NET Multi-Tier Application Using Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs - 1 of 5: Although this is .NET-focused, many of the things you will learn apply to any application, regardless of programming language.
- Openness Partner Spotlight: OpenLogic Brings CentOS into the Cloud with Windows Azure: A look at the partnership between OpenLogic and Microsoft for providing CentOS in Windows Azure.