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…

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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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Custom logging with Windows Azure web sites

One of the features of Windows Azure Web Sites is the ability to stream logging information to the console on your development box. Both the Command-Line Tools and PowerShell bits for Windows Azure support this using the following commands: Command-Line Tools azure site log tail PowerShell get-azurewebsitelog -tail This is pretty useful if you’re trying…

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Pie in the Sky (May 3, 2013)

It’s Friday once again, and boy am I glad. Stayed up too late last night coding and need a restful weekend. Hopefully you’ll be able to take some time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks links. Games Unreal JavaScript: The Unreal engine is running in JavaScript, via Emscripten. Real time multiplayer in HTML5:…

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Pie in the Sky (April 19, 2013)

Quite a few links this week for your weekend reading: Node Unix philosophy and Node.js: A brief discussion of the Unix philosophy and how it relates to Node.js. AngularJS: Let’s make a feed reader: With Google Reader shutting down, it’s all the rage to build feed readers. Nodyn: I’m not sure whether to list this…

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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…

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Deploying Ruby (Java, Python, and Node.js) Applications to Windows Azure

One of the things that confused me when I first started working with Ruby on Windows Azure was how to deploy an application to Windows Azure.  Visual Studio is for .NET stuff, and there wasn’t an IDE solution like PHP developers have with Eclipse + Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse.  Luckily a few other people…

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