Quite a few links this week for your weekend reading:
- Unix philosophy and Node.js: A brief discussion of the Unix philosophy and how it relates to Node.js.
- AngularJS: Let’s make a feed reader: With Google Reader shutting down, it’s all the rage to build feed readers.
- Nodyn: I’m not sure whether to list this one as Node or Java. It’s Node, running on the JVM. So you have direct access to Java from within your Node application.
- The state of Node and Relational Databases: A good read if you are interested in using RDBMS with Node.
- Error handling in Node.js: This should probably be required reading for new Node developers.
- Using the Windows Azure SDK for Node.js to create a Table Service Explorer: Jeff Wilcox goes through the steps of creating a service to explore data stored in Windows Azure Table Storage.
- Running WordPress on Microsoft’s Azure Public Cloud – The Series: A series of posts on running WordPress on Windows Azure.
- Django is now available on Windows Azure Web Sites: Django is now available in the Windows Azure Web Application Gallery.
- Let Nunes do it: Easy instrumentation for Rails using Nunes.
- Detecting faces with Ruby: FFI in a nutshell: What FFI is, what it does, and some examples of using it.
- Chef cookbooks for busy Ruby developers: Two new cookbooks that automate creating the Rails environment and database environment.
- MRI’s Method Caches: Details about how MRI does method caching and some patches that may improve performance.
- Moving a Windows Azure Web Site between data centers: Video of moving a web site from the West US data center to North Central US.
- The Power of ‘And’: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Iaas) is GA, price reductions, larger memory sizes for VMs.
- Using Windows Azure Storage with a Jenkins Continuous Integration solution: Walks through the process of setting up Jenkins with Windows Azure.
- jQuery 2.0 released: Be sure to read the notes, as support for some older browser versions has been dropped.
- Introducing TowTruck: A collaborative service for every website: This is pretty impressive. With just a few lines of code you can add collaborative features like chat, seeing the other person’s cursor, etc. (even experimental voice chat) to a web page.