Pie in the Sky (June 27th, 2014)

  Cloud Trying Redis Caching: Working with Azure Redis Cache. MongoDB enterprise: Now available in the Azure store. Azure Mobile Services and MongoDB collections: For Node.js back-end code this time. June update to Azure Tools for Eclipse: Also some Zulu and SDK stuff in there. How to get notifications from an Azure Web Site: Using…

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Pie in the Sky (May 16th, 2014)

Back from TechEd, where there were a lot of announcements from Microsoft about working with various open source things. There were so many sessions, it was impossible to attend all of them. Good thing they put the videos online. Cloud Deploy and customize FreeBSD VMs on Azure: And here you thought Azure VMs were only…

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Pie in the Sky (February 28th, 2014)

Some interesting links for your weekend reading. Client/Mobile Understanding masonry layout: I didn’t know it was called masonry layout… Single sign-on explained: A good introduction to SSO. D3.js geo fun: Mapping with D3.js What’s new in Azure Mobile Services: Node.js and .NET stuff. Bootstrap accessibility plugin: Adds accessibility features to BootStrap 3 components. Taking advantage…

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Pie in the Sky (January 31st, 2014)

This is a client & mobile heavy week, though there’s some cloud, Node, PHP, and Ruby goodness in there. Cloud MS Open Tech releases open source Microsoft cloud server chassis manager software: This was released at the same time the Microsoft Cloud Server specification was contributed to the Open Compute project. Windows Azure storage pricing…

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Pie in the Sky (January 17th, 2014)

Was a bit of a quiet week, but I found a few interesting links. A bunch of stuff happened in the Windows Azure space at least. Cloud Changes to getIdentities(): Some changes to Windows Azure Mobile Services to make getIdentities async. Announcing PCI DSS compliance and a bunch of other stuff: There’s a couple things…

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Pie in the Sky (December 6th, 2013)

Here is a summary of the links I’ve found interesting this week. Cloud Windows Azure is going to Brazil Or rather adding Brazil as a region (data center) sometime in early 2014. JSON support for Windows Azure Tables: YaaaaaaaaynoXMLpayload! Also some other stuff like CORS. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/11/27/windows-azure-storage-release-introducing-cors-json-minute-metrics-and-more.aspx for more information on these changes. Working with…

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Pie in the Sky (October 11th, 2013)

It’s been a busy week, with little time for reading about new things. But I do have some mobile and client related links for your weekend reading pleasure:  Client/mobile JSIL: Compile .NET code into JavaScript. XYZ to JavaScript compilers have been popular recently. Source: A front-end documentation engine. Draggable mobile app showcase: Neat scroll effect that works with…

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Pie in the Sky (August 2nd, 2013)

Trying something different this week and adding a client/mobile section for client-side things. I thought about adding a JavaScript section, but that’d end up being 99% of the links. JavaScript being the new assembler/vb/perl means it’s in everything now. Cloud SWAP space in Windows Azure Virtual machines running Linux images – part 1: Enabling a…

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Pie in the Sky (July 26th, 2012)

Happy almost-forgot-to-post Friday! Here’s a list of links for your weekend reading: Cloud A comparative analysis of 5 large cloud IaaS providers: Comparisions of IaaS performance. Mobile PhoneGap 3.0 released: For all the mobile developers. Yeoman and Phonegap/Cordova: Speaking of PhoneGap, here’s how to use Yeoman, Grunt, and Bower with Cordova. All the important and…

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Pie in the Sky (July 12, 2013)

It’s Friday once again, and here’s a list of links for your weekend reading. Hopefully you will find them useful and informative. Cloud Scaling up and out in Windows Azure Web Sites: How to start small and scale up and out while keeping costs down. Windows Azure internals: A video from TechEd Northamerica. .NET Cross-platform…

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