Pie in the Sky (March 28th, 2014)

It’s been sort of a crazy busy week, so not a large number of links. But maybe you (like me,) need a little time off the computer this weekend. 🙂 Client/Mobile Framework7: A new framework for creating hybrid (with Phonegap) or web apps with an iOS7 native look and feel. 10 steps to develop your…


Pie in the Sky (March 14th, 2014)

The web is 25 years old this week. I remember my manager asking me (back in the early 90’s when the web started going mainstream,) if I thought this World Wide Web thing would take off and whether it was worth investing time in learning about web pages or how to use a browser. 🙂…


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…


Pie in the Sky (January 24th, 2014)

Last year this time, I had wildflowers in the yard. This year, it’s barely above freezing. I’m fine with the cold, I just wish it would snow a bit. 🙂 Here are some links for your weekend reading, whether you are snowed in or just avoiding the cold. Cloud Introducing Windows Azure Webjobs A walkthrough…


Pie in the Sky (January 10th, 2014)

It’s the end of my first week back after the holidays. Here’s a few links I managed to pick up this week between catching up on e-mail and work. Cloud Get better acquainted with Windows Azure: A collection of links for learning more about Windows Azure. Windows Azure network security whitepaper: For anyone using Windows…


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 (November 15, 2013)

Looks like its time for cold and flu season to kick in; woke up with a stuffy head this morning. Good thing I had nothing planned for the weekend! Here’s some interesting links for your weekend reading. Cloud Introduction to WebSockets on Windows Azure Web Sites: Yes, websockets are on azure web sites now. WordPress…

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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 (September 6, 2013)

Back from vacation this week and trying to catch up on things I missed while out last week. Here’s part of my reading list for your weekend enjoyment. Cloud Configuring dynamic IP address restrictions in Windows Azure Web Sites: New feature of IIS8/Windows Azure Web Sites that allows you to block client IP addresses based…