Pie in the Sky (April 4th, 2014)

It’s the weekend I wanted to go see a movie, so of course I now have a cold. Well at least there’s lots of //build videos to watch. Here’s a list of some of the more interesting links I found this week. Client/Mobile Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps: Looks like Microsoft is attempting…


Pie in the Sky (March 7th, 2014)

It’s been a little busy this week, so only a few links. Some good ones in here though. Client/Mobile RubyMotion – Under the hood: A couple nice utilities for RubyMotion projects. Dealing with color schemes in Sass: Using Sass to handle color schemes for your site. 12 best JavaScript libraries for February 2014: Some nice…


Pie in the Sky (February 14th, 2014)

Here are some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Source control credentials issue & fix: Looks like there’s an issue with the Mobile Services source control preview feature. What’s new in Azure Mobile Services: A couple of useful changes here. Oh, and the client SDK was updated too. Windows Azure HDInsight preview clusters with Hadoop…


Pie in the Sky (November 8th, 2013)

Here are some interesting links for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure Import/Export service preview: Because the bandwidth of a FedEx truck is pretty awesome. Oh, there’s some other Azure announcements there as well. SQL Server Support blog: The SQL Server Support blog is currently running a series of posts based on customer questions about…


Pie in the Sky (September 27th, 2013)

Happy Friday! Here’s some reading for the weekend. Cloud Windows Azure multi-factor authentication: If you need multi-factor authentication, it’s now generally available (GA, released, whatever.) Deploy pre-configured Oracle VMs on Windows Azure: If you need Oracle in the cloud. Mobile/Client Getting started with flat UI design: An explanation of flat UI and some useful resources….


Pie in the Sky (September 13th, 2013)

It’s late Friday-post day! Got caught up in a project on Friday and completely forgot about posting this. Or maybe it was a Friday the 13th thing. Anyway, better late than never. Cloud Microsoft Azure grows more open: On the openness of the Windows Azure platform. Mobile/Client-side HTML5 Geolocation: For those location aware web sites…


Pie in the Sky (May 31, 2013)

It looks like it is going to be super hot this weekend, and the fabled Southern US humidity is starting to kick in too. Might be time to go visit my friends in the mountains! 🙂 Hopefully you are staying cool wherever you are, and have some time to relax and enjoy this weeks links:…


Pie in the Sky (April 12, 2013)

It’s turned into summer here, complete with summer heat. The heat didn’t stop us from gathering links though. Here’s a list of interesting links for your weekend reading. Java Install the Java Runtime Environment: Chocolatey-Azure cloud services: An example of using a startup task to install the Java runtime using Chocolatey NuGet. Node.js Node v0.10.4…


Pie in the Sky (January 25, 2013)

After a very mild fall and early winter, it’s finally turned off very cold here. Hopefully you’re keeping warm this weekend! Here’s a few links for your weekend reading: TypeScript 0.8.2: A new preview is out. Read more about the new version in the link. Node v0.8.18: Another week, another Node.js release. Source Maps 101:…


Windows Azure December Update – What’s Important for OSS Developers

As you may have heard by now, Windows Azure went through an upgrade over the weekend and gained some new features. We thought a blog post summarizing the changes as they affect OSS developers was warranted, so here we go! New and updated Windows Azure SDKs This release includes the expected updates to the existing…