Pie in the Sky (December 7, 2012)

It’s been crazy this week, trying to get everything done before people disappear for vacation. Here’s some early December links for your weekend reading: Pkgcloud: A node.js library that abstracts away the differences between cloud platforms. For example, computing offerings across cloud providers. AWS SDK for Node.js (Developer preview): Amazon has released an Amazon Web…

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Pie in the Sky (November 30, 2012)

With the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. last week, things were a bit slow. However, Larry and I did manage to find some interesting reading, which we are sharing here… Composer and Azure Websites Git Deployment (UPDATE): How to use Composer as a post-deployment tool for PHP sites in Windows Azure Web Sites. More…


PHP 5.4 available in Windows Azure Web Sites

I’m happy to share that PHP 5.4 is now available in Windows Azure Web Sites! You have always been able to install a custom PHP runtime in Web Sites, but now you can have PHP 5.4 available with the click of a button. And, you can customize the runtime (add/enable extensions, modify configuration settings). Details…


Pie in the Sky (November 16, 2012)

It’s been a busy week here, trying to get things done before everyone goes on vacation next week. Unfortunately this hasn’t left a lot of time for collecting links, hopefully you’ll find that quality is better than quantity. How to Upload an Image to Windows Azure Storage: How to use the Windows Azure SDK for…

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Pie in the Sky (November 9, 2012)

This week’s reading list is a good one for cold autumn weather…it’s not light reading. So, stoke the fire, grab a warm beverage, and dig in (or just get comfortable and dig in if the cold weather hasn’t hit you yet)… Windows 8 for the iOS Developer: Eric Jeffers, Big Nerd Ranch instructor, share some…


Windows Azure Command-line Tools for Mac and Linux, Version 0.6.7 is Available

A new version of the Windows Azure Command-line Tools for Mac and Linux has been released. This version adds some useful commands for working with Windows Azure Web Sites, specifically setting app settings and working with GitHub and the server side repository. App Settings App settings is a feature of Windows Azure Web Sites, which lets…

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Pie in the Sky (November 2, 2012)

It’s Friday once again, and we’re here with a list of links for your weekend reading pleasure: Continuous Deployment with Windows Azure Websites and Bitbucket: This adds to the continuous deployment options from GitHub and CodePlex. //build/ today with open source frameworks on Windows Phone 8: “Added support for Windows Phone 8 in Apache Cordova,…

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How to use MongoDB from PHP in Windows Azure Web Sites

Earlier today, MongoLab announced the availability of MongoDB as a service on Windows Azure: MongoLab on Windows Azure. From my point of view this is great as it now makes it easy to use 3 of my favorite technologies in concert: Windows Azure Web Sites, PHP, and MongoDB. So, I’m wasting no time in playing…


Data Paging using the Windows Azure Mobile Services iOS client SDK

As another follow up to an earlier post, I’m walking through the Windows Azure Mobile Services Tutorials to add in the iOS client version of handling data validation. This tutorial (like the earlier one), will appear on windowsazure.com soon, builds up from either the Getting Started With Data or the Using Scripts to Authorize Users…

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Pie in the Sky (October 26, 2012)

We have a long reading list this week. Not sure how that happened considering how much other work we’ve had this week (maybe that’s why I didn’t get much sleep this week). This week’s list has everything from lots of small tips to big announcements. Enjoy… Express.js 3.0.0 released: Looks like 3.0 is out. TJ…