Reading Notes 2012-03-26
- Amazon data center size – Interesting post that gives an opportunity to put numbers on the cloud architecture, in this case AWS servers.
- Using Import-Subscription in WAPPSCmdlets 2.2.2 – Explains quickly one of the new features of Azure PowerShell Cmdlets lastest release: caching the Azure subscription by importing it.
- Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 7: Tips, Tools, Coding Best Practices (Bruce Kyle) – Again a lot of really good advices about security with Azure and many good references.
[…] shows a friendly face to customers and still provides the detailed technical information developers will need in his article Rich Custom Error Handling with ASP.NET. […]
[…] Wade Wegner describes the steps he recommends in his post Using ELMAH in Windows Azure with Table Storage. […]
[…] To learn more about ELMAH, see the MSDN article Using HTTP Modules and Handlers to Create Pluggable ASP.NET Components by Scott Mitchell and Atif Aziz. […]
- Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure (Ferglo) – The third book of a series about Windows Azure. A lot of good information, scenarios and details about hybrid application.
- Do We Need A Desktop OS Anymore? – A nice reflection about our future.
- Azure Storage and its Various Abstractions (Chris Clayton) – Nice post that explains how to configure and use local storage in an Azure WebRole.
- Versioning SQL Azure Schemas by Using Federations – Wow, this is a really good idea. Using Azure SQL federation to maintain different schemas version in a single or multi-tenant scenario.
- The Hidden Risk of a Meltdown in the Cloud – Interesting post that explains why companies should think about moving to the cloud to see if they saw (and understand) all the pros and cons.
- 'Personal Cloud' to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartner – This nice post talks about the emergence of the "personal cloud" and is progression against PC.
- New Tools for Windows Identify Foundation and ACS (Wade Wegner) – Great show (Cloud cover Show) again this week, with Wake and David that present a lot of nice functionalities of the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF).
- Windows Azure™ and X509 Certificates (Chris Clayton) – A very useful post from Chris that specifies all steps you need to do (screenshots and code snippet) in order to setup your X509 certificates.
- My Disappointments with Amazon DynamoDB – DynamoDB is a pretty young product, but still some of the limitations look disappointing. However I think that is this king of database binaries, images and big files shouldn't be in. They should be in storage and the url/path is in the db.
- Leaving Microsoft (Wade Wegner) – Another big evangelist of Windows Azure is leaving Microsoft. Wade is someone to follow.
- Using CSPack and CSRun With a Worker Role (Jason Haley) – Nice post where Jason try to fix a result discrepancy between using Visual Studio or CSPack-CSRun to create a Azure project. But the question remains…
- How Do I Get Started On My Developer Workstation? – Nice tutorial to get started with Windows Azure. Or to setup a new clean VM.
- Beware Fake Clouds – Good post that helps to demystify what the cloud is computing and what is not be by highlighting the differences.
- Why do I need two Instances in Windows Azure? – This is a really important fact to understand when planning/developing a project with Windows Azure. A clear answer for a good question.
- The Microsoft Private Cloud whitepaper (Nikosan) – A reference to a PDF document that contains a lot of info about all the options you have if you plan to go with Private cloud.
- Best practices for migration to the cloud – Nice post that contains all the links you need in one place to read all the best practices and useful information on migration to the cloud.
- Improving Launch Performance for Your Desktop Applications (Brandon Bray) – See how the and witch new tools in Visual Studio 11 will improve the launching speed of our application.
- EF Code First Migrations, Update-Database outside of Visual Studio – Nice! This post introduces a great console tool that gives the opportunity to update a database using PowerShell.
- EF Code First Migrations Update-Database Parameters Documentation? – Useful information about all the parameters of the EF Migration tool.
- 3 Great Things My Mentors Taught Me – Great thought. Simple and efficient.
These posts are from François Boucher and are also posted on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/03/reading-notes-39.html.