Reading Notes 2012-05-07
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on May, 7th.
- 5 tips for surviving a cloud outage (Brandon Butler) – More focus in Amazon web services this post in fact is saying don't put all your eggs in the same basket.
- Say Hello to Windows Azure, The World’s Most Misunderstood Cloud (Cade Metz) – Azure is different. It represents the new Microsoft. This post relates two stories of companies that move from Amazon to Azure.
“Azure lets us focus on our product rather than focusing on how we need to scale the application”
- Windows Azure Storage for the ASP.NET Developer (Adam Hoffman) – What a nice post. Clear explanations, with great references and it comes from a series.
“For a rich comparison of SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, see Joseph Fultz’s MSDN Magazine article at: http://aka.ms/SQLAzureVsAzureTables.”
- Scale-First Approach to Database Design with Federations: Part 2 – Annotating and Deploying Schema for Federations (Cihan Biyikoglu) – Second part of a series about Azure SQL Federations, this post explains all the particularities of the database to know before deploying for a optimum results.
- Joining the dots in the cloud – Nice post about the new collection of cloud tools that will help you to connect services or applications together and the things you should be aware of.
- CloudDrive: Possible Data Loss when calling Create() or CreateIfNotExist() on existing drives – Hopefully the SDK 1.7 is coming soon and the "feature" will be fix. However this is a excellent workaround.
- Load Testing in cloud using Visual Studio (Vignesh C) – Good idea for a load test using Azure.
“This blog has three posts that give detailed explanation of how a test rig with Controller and Agents can be created in Windows Azure.”
- Networking in the Cloud–Understanding Windows Azure Traffic Manager – Great post to get started with the Azure Traffic Manager. Of course to master it you should do the lab, but this post will help to understand the high level concepts.
- Four Different Ways to Get Windows Azure Accounts and Services – I'm sure there one that fits you.
- Run the Azure worker role in elevated mode to register HttpListener – Nice workaround to be able to use Raven in an Azure worker role.
- Windows Azure Learning Path–Start Here (Brian H. Prince) – Preface of the great learn Azure post series and introduce a contest.
- Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 100 (Brian H. Prince) – First of a series that regroup a lot of information to get started on Windows Azure.
- Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 200 (Brian H. Prince) – Great exercises about storage
- Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300 (Brian H. Prince) – Third of a series, this post regroups advanced exercises reference (level 300) about the Azure connectivity options.
- Part I of III – How to access an Azure OAuth v2 ACS secured service with Java (mbutler01) – First post of series of three about how to use oAuth v2 with Java using ACS.
“There does not seem to be any good working OAUTH v2 examples for Java using ACS”
- Introducing Workspace Reloader – A Visual Studio AddIn to save your open files across project reloads – Nice post about a little Visual Studio Add-in that will keep your files open when the solution is re-loaded.
- Ruby tricks: Array syntax (chatgris) – Quick post quick tricks… now I looking forward the next time I will try it.
- Ajax Control Toolkit May 2012 Release – Great! The timing is perfect. One day after this new release some project arrived and they need exactly this new version of the upload control… thanks!
- Thinking The Wrong Things About E-Book Pricing – Interesting topic: How much should cost a e-book?
- Trust Me, I'm Lying (Jeff Atwood) – Interesting post. Why lying is necessary.
- SlideShare and LinkedIn sitting in a tree… (rashmi) – Great new for both SlideShare and LinkedIn… A perfect match.
These posts are from François Boucher and are also on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/05/reading-notes-45.html