Reading Notes 2012-04-02
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on April, 2nd.
- 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.
- A Must-Have for Most Organizations (Gartner) – Learn all the benefits to have a cloud service brokered (CSB) in your cloud strategy.
- Take Your Cloud Like Your Coffee–Half and Half (Jonathan Rozenblit) – Good analogy between coffee and cloud solution. Different mixtures depending of the context.
- Windows Azure Storage Emulator or Service? – Useful tips to fix some problem/limitation when working locally with Windows Azure storage.
- How to Make the Private Cloud More Secure – Nice post that introduces some products to help maintaining the security of your cloud solution.
- A Social, Mobile, and Cloudy Modern Web Application (David Pallmann) – First of a series, this nice post presents a well done application that combines HTML5, mobility, social networking and cloud computing.
- Inside SQL Azure – Self-healing, Self-governing, Massively Scalable Database service in the Cloud. (Cihan Biyikoglu) – A great presentation that explains a lot about SQL Azure.
- Microsoft Reinvents its Cloud Strategy (Martin Tantow) – Nice post comparing the new cloud positioning strategy o Microsoft with the majors players when looking for CRM
- Best practices for building Windows Azure service (Qingsong Yao) – Nice post with best practices to develop and to test. It also introduces briefly great MSTest framework.
- Protecting Windows Azure Web and Worker roles from malware (maartenba) – Not long time ago Microsoft releases the Microsoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure Customer Technology Preview (EP for friends) and in this great post you will know how to install it, configure it and how to use it.
- Microsoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure Customer Technology Preview Now Available For Free Download (Elyasse_El_Yacoubi) – A vey complete post about the Microsoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure (MEP). Everything you should know about it, and even more.
- In cloud computing moves, money isn’t everything (Barb Darrow) – Explain the result of a survey about the reason why companies are moving (or not) to the cloud.
- An Amazon Web Services primer (Matthew Braga) – To know all Amazon Web Service AWS products this post is a must.
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Cloud Computing – I did already mention is great introduction post in some Reading Notes, but at this time the author was rebuilding is blog and the article was removed. So if you didn't have the time to read it the first time, here is your chance.
- Cloud Tip #1–How to set a connection string in Web.config programmatically at runtime in Windows Azure (mbenkov) – Great tips that will save times to many developers.
- Auto scaling and Endpoint Protection in Windows Azure (Wade Wegner) – This Cloud Cover Show Episode explains in detail the great Wasabi. Azure developer, this is a must.
- A use of Enumerable#chunk – Explain with different examples the #chunk method that was added in Ruby 1.9.2
- How to Test External APIs (Jared Carroll) – Nice post that explains good strategies to execute unit tests on our code that is using external API.
- How to Use Bundler Instead of Rvm Gemsets (Stephen Ball) – Great post that shows few tricks about the really useful bundler.
- Ruby Style guide – A good quick start to code respecting style convention.
- 10 Best Practices of Code Commenting & Formatting (Bio Website) – 10 simple tips to keep the code clean and clear. A good way to help the maintainability.
- ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) now all open source with contributions (Scott Hanselman) – Amazing news! All the details about the release of Asp.Net as open source project.
- ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source (Scott Gu) – The post by The Scott Gu announcing the release of Asp.Net MVC as open source project and some features of the version 4.0.
- Introduction to Ruby code optimization – Nice post that present few tools to help when you need optimization. Those tools are good specially if you don't know where is the bottle neck.
- I wish I knew about string.Join a long time ago (Carlos Figueira) – Nice refactoring. As Carlos is saying looking into the code you write on year ago is good. Some mistake wear done, but at least we learn.
- 10 Good Reasons to Get a Mentor – Interesting thoughts. I'm sure a lot of people would gain a lot by having a mentor. Starting with me!