In this second issue of Quick Hits, I want to share a couple of good posts on the topic of privacy policies for Windows Store apps.
I often get asked how to read from SQL Server in a Windows 8 application. Windows 8 applications are expected to run directly from the Windows Store, without the limitations imposed by connecting to local servers via a connection string.
Recently, I moderated a CloudU roundtable that continued an ongoing theme of mine –overcoming the hurdles to greater cloud adoption.
Linux deployment on Windows Azure requires PEM or DER encoded x509 public key at the provisioning time to enable authenticated remote login through SSH.
The team over at the Windows Azure blog recently updated the pricing for Azure SQL Reporting services.
Check out this short YouTube video to learn how to use Xeround Cloud Database for MySQL with your Cloud9 project:
One of the first things I do each morning after I wake up is check new emails on my phone (I know . . . geek).
Brian talks with Doug Hairfield (@knucklesandwich, Manager of Systems Engineering and Continuous Integration @Bronto) about how he’s transformed the way they do continuous deployment and “manage hardware as code”.
I was interested to read some coverage of the recent event that was run by Amazon Web Services in Sydney, Australia to celebrate the launch of two Sydney availability zones for the company.
After a very mild fall and early winter, it's finally turned off very cold here. Hopefully you're keeping warm this weekend!
DZone MVB Tim Spann put together this list of useful links.
In January, DZone featured a few of the articles from this series, here are links to all 31.
Special thanks to our guest writer Ira Bell of Nimbo for what I consider to be some of the best visuals and explanations for the multiple authentication scenarios deployable in Windows Azure.
Meteor is an amazing framework to rapidly build fully interactive web applications based on node.js and MongoDB.
At Treasure Data, we constantly try to simplify how our customers collect and interact with their data.
Jeremy Edberg, formerly of Reddit an currently Lead Reliability Engineer at Netflix, discusses building and maintaining large scale systems in the cloud in this 1-hour video.
This is very simple post, we know that custom assemblies or third party libraries must exist on the build server or checked into the source control . . .
SaaS companies are faced with copious amounts of advice about pricing, monetization, funnel management and all the different things used to describe . . .
Jelastic announced the launch of its highly anticipated PHP hosting service. Jelastic’s PHP Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) runs applications without code changes and offers advanced options for experienced programmers.
As you can see, using deployment scripts we can customize deployment on Windows Azure Web Sites to fit our needs.
Azure Vault Storage (ASV) and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) implemented by HDInsight on Azure are distinct file systems that are optimized, respectively, for the storage of data and computations on that data.
In my previous post I created an Azure Cloud Service from scratch and deployed it, however I manually logged into Azure Portal and uploaded the packages.
'll explain briefly how you start a new project and there's a nice clean copy of the code at the bottom that you can cut and paste.
I have been working whole day today on writing this rest client library for php developers. OpenShift is a fantastic Polyglot PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service).
I’ve been processing a lot of messages through Azure Service Bus lately. During that processing I encountered a situation where Azure Management Portal reported that there were over 97 thousand messages in the queue . . .