Ruby, TinyTDS, and Azure SQL Database update

I got a note the other day that the 0.6.3-rc2 version of TinyTDS now includes the security bits needed to communicate with Azure SQL Database, on the Windows platform (it worked on other platforms just fine.) Previously, you had to manually build it against OpenSSL for it to work on Windows platforms, but with the…

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Pie in the Sky (July 18th, 2014)

Flying this weekend, so definitely need stuff to read. Here’s part of what I will be reading while traveling. Cloud Scaling an Azure website to 380k queries per minute: Some perf stuff tested with Loader.io. Client/mobile What’s new in Chrome 36: New stuff in chrome including full support for web components. Web components aren’t ready…

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Pie in the Sky (July 11th, 2014)

Here’s some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Microsoft, Google, and Docker collaboration: To support new open source projects on Azure. Wolfram programming cloud: It’s live. Client\mobile Become acquainted with SVG images: An introduction to SVG. Using SVG stroke attributes: More SVG. Server-side device detection: Figuring out what the client is, from the server. Kouto…

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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 (June 13th, 2014)

Last week was soooooo busy, I didn’t have time for links on Friday. This week has been a little better, so I have some links for you today. Cloud Docker on Microsoft Azure: MS Open Tech as some new code that makes it easier to use Docker on Azure. Docker 1.0: Speaking of Docker, 1.0…

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Pie in the Sky (May 30th, 2014)

Not a lot of links this week, but some good ones. Cloud Moving to Microsoft Azure: The experience of moving a blog to Azure. Client/Mobile Xamarin 3: Now with 100% more iOS designer. Arstechnica already has a review up for this version. Xamarin forms: Forms that are native across platforms. RubyMotion 3.0 sneak peek: A…

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Pie in the Sky (May 23rd, 2014)

Busy week, once again. But at least it’s a long weekend for Memorial day. Here are some links for your Friday afternoon. Cloud Puppet module updates to better manage Azure resources: Title is self-explanatory. Device emancipation – develop in the cloud: This. I hardly ever touch the desktop at for work anymore. 90% of my…

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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 (May 9th, 2014)

Next week is TechEd, so it’s off to Texas and a bunch of presentations, meetings, etc. Might get to read a few books on the flight though, so that’s a win. Here’s some links I found this week that were interesting. Cloud How to scale websites globally with Azure Traffic Manager: I’ve worked a little…

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Pie in the Sky (April 11th, 2014)

It’s been a pretty busy week, what with security vulnerabilities among other things. Here’s a few links (including a few on security vulnerabilities,) for your weekend reading. Cloud Azure and heartbleed: Mostly unaffected. Except the real world is more complex than that. Azure escapes unscathed? Probably not. As noted in the article, cloud solutions are…

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