Reading Notes 2012-06-25
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on June, 25th.
- Créez vos premières machines virtuelles Windows Azure (Benjamin Guinebertiere) – Une marche à suivre pour créer sa première machine virtuelle sous Microsoft Azure.
- Ridiculously Fast and Easy Migration to the Cloud with Windows Azure (David Pallmann) – Nice post that regroups 7 scenarios that are perfect match for a cloud (Azure) migration.
- Azure Storage Explorer 5 Preview 1 Now Available with Logging & Monitoring Support (David Pallmann) – Amazing job on Azure Storage Explorer that is at its fifth version already. This post is introducing one of the new features: logs. Guys update your version and if you did have this tool, this is your «cue».
- Overview of Windows Azure Caching (Preview) – This new Azure Cache looks very promising. Here is some information about how it works.
- Amazon Web Services – Each Service in plain English – Nice idea, a one line description of most Amazon Web Services AWS… in plain English.
- Windows Azure – Write, Run or Use Software – Nice post that explains the three types of Azure services and the services in each one.
- What is the new Windows Azure? – Nice graphics that contain a lot of information. Spend some time reading the graphics you will not be disappointed.
- Three cloud ops lessons you should learn before your next outage – This post is about how you learn from unpredicted event. You know that it will come, but you can control anything… except you.
- Windows Azure Website: Uploading/Downloading files over FTP and collecting Diagnostics logs (Avkash Chauhan) – Quick tip about using FTP with the new Azure website.
- Chris Koenig (Chris Koenig) – Nice overview of what's new in the Windows Azure Training kit.
- REST Interface for Managing Service Bus EAI/EDI Labs (Nitin Mehrotra) – Regroup interesting links about the REST API of the Azure Service Bus.
- We Need a Good Developer Cloud (Andrew Binstock) – Interesting thoughts, a bit dark, of what is really the cloud situation today and what it should be. Even if I don't agree with everything in this post, I should say that I agree with the fact that user shouldn’t have to care about redundancy. It makes sense that it could be done be the provider.
- The AWS outage reveals bigger issue – Short post that says that if you planned and architected correctly you application, even big outage should affect you.
- How to point your own Custom Domain Name in Windows Azure – #Meet Azure Edition – Really useful tutorial that explains with nice screenshots how to configure your domain name. Nice job.
- Using EAI Bridges to Send Flat File Messages from FTP Server to On-Premise SQL Server – Good tutorial that provides more details about one Azure EAI Labs.
- Managing the Cloud from the Command Line (Hanselman) – Great post about available script option to "play" with Windows Azure for a Windows or Linux pc.
- Create and deploy a Node.js application to a Windows Azure Web Site – With these new websites combine with the new Git for Windows, I really need to find some spare time and give it a shot. This nice tutorial could be the perfect get started.
- Considerations when Sharding – When having hard time to find how to share your data, this alternative could give you ideas.
- The Caching Application Block – This post is the starting point for any developer that wants to do caching. Great references.
[…]When Should I Use the Caching Application Block? This topic will help you to decide if the block is suitable for your requirements. It explains the benefits of using the block, and any alternative techniques you may consider. It also provides details of any limitations of the block that may affect your decision to use it.[…]
- PowerShell – grabbing values out of the registry and running them (Rob Farley) – Nice use of PowerShell.
- Adding Ninject to Web API (Peter Provost) – Nice tutorial about Ninject (great dependency injection framework). Ninject is also available thru NuGet.
- Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” (Anthony) – Good tips that for sure will improve your UI and the user experience.
- Getting Started with Lucene.net (Ricci Gian Maria) – Nice tutorial that explains with a simple case how to get started with the great library Lucene.net.
- Rethinking Web Service Development (Matt Aimonetti) – Nice post that explains how we should build and document our API.
- How to Stop Sucking and Be Awesome Instead (Jeff Atwood) – Seriously not serious. Download the slides…Awesome.
- New Series for Beginner Game Masters. (The Chatty DM) – A fantastic idea! That is exactly what I was looking for. And just before the big vacations it's perfect!
- Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day (Geoffrey James) – Positive thinking is important, 7 easy tips to improve your day… and it’s not magic thinking.
- The Emotional Adventure of Leadership (Peter) – Interesting post that explains why being a leader you need to manage strong emotions.
These posts are from François Boucher and are also posted on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/06/reading-notes-52.html.