Azure Mobile Services vs. Al la Carte Azure

The other day I was chatting with my colleague Nick Pinheiro about possible architectures of mobile solutions with Azure.  As you may or may not know Windows Azure is the Microsoft Cloud.  Azure provides a bevy of services from Website hosting to API creation, data storage, machine learning and much more.  Nick and I are…


Submitting a Search by Pressing Enter with #AngularJS

Well I am well on my next chapter of AngularJS for my Stock application (Mogul Match Stocks) which follows the tenets of Rule #1, by Phil Town which I mentioned in my earlier post. BTW just to share a quick win with you, Rule #1 told be to buy Twitter before the huge run up…


Living the Dream as a Web Developer

I’ve been blogging again on  My latest entry Living the Dream as a Web Developer aims at helping those of you looking to get started in becoming a developer.  Here’s to your success!  You can find the article here:


Integrate Google AdSense with and AngularJS Web Site

  I’ve just added my latest post on my new blog  This one discusses how to make a AngularJS Directive to get Google AdSense working on your AngularJS site. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @livehands


Migrating from SharePoint 2010 to O365 in the Real World

  I’m working with a customer who has 7000+ sites hosted in an On-Premise SharePoint 2010 farm.  The farm has about 78 custom WSPs deployed throughout the farm. We had very little source code from each of the WSPs as this customer was a perfect example of how not to do SharePoint Application development.  We…


Instagram Subscribe Error “Invalid format for ’callback_url’”

  I was looking to integrate the Instagram Real Time API from my application, however when I sent my request to Instagram to register my subscription I kept getting a response with the error below. After investigating this issue it turns out that Instagram is expecting the data for this request to be sent as…


Creating an Instagram Subscription API with Azure Mobile Services

Windows Azure Mobile Services has been an exciting tool I’ve been using to develop my mobile applications.  One of the key things when building several kinds of mobile applications is integration with several of the big social networks.  Instagram becoming the way to share photos was one of those integration points I needed in my…