Reading Notes 2012-05-14
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on May, 14th.
- Add Authentication Options to Your Windows Azure Website (Zoiner Tejada) – How to add third party authentication into your existing Windows Azure website.
- War in the Cloud ! (Pradeep) – Today few big players are fighting to get their part of the cake. This post tries to found who could be the winner.
- Article: I’ve built a SaaS solution on Windows Azure: now, how do I know what to charge my customers? – Great idea. A tool to help monitoring our application.
- Preparation is key to a successful cloud deployment – This post gives some advice to prepare our cloud life.
- 5 Reasons to Start Working with Windows Azure – Highlight some keys features of Windows Azure especially debugging tools.
- Automating Azure deployment with Windows PowerShell (adambird.com) – Quick intro and nice script to get started about using Azure PowerShell cmdlets to deploy.
- All Things Distributed (Werner Vogels) – Big announcement from AWS for the .Net community. Amazon is releasing is RDS for MSSQL and a tool kit for Visual Studio.
- Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution (Switch Mark Thiele) – Nice post that will help you to focus on the good things and ask you the good questions when planning your cloud adventure.
- Is AWS or Windows Azure the Right Choice? It’s Not That Easy. – Really good question that compares AWS with Azure.
- Ajax Control Toolkit May 2012 Release – Great! The timing is perfect. One day after this new release some projects arrived and they need exactly this new version of the upload control… thanks!
- Request Filtering, URLScan With Windows Azure Web Role (Avkash Chauhan – MSFT) – Simple script for start-up task to install URLScan since it's not there by default with IIS7.
- Create a Continuous Client Using Portable Class Libraries – Very nice article. By following the realisation of an application to solve a real world problem, the author introduces the client portable library “cpl” that gives the opportunity to easily write a cross platform application.
“there is, as Joshua Topolsky puts it, “a missing link in our computing experience” (engt.co/9GVeKl). “
- Michael Stephenson – Tips on when not using BizTalk config file and reference on another post for more details.
“I wrote a blog post a few years ago around the options for where you could put configuration settings in BizTalk (Click here). “
- The Blog of Scott Hanselman – Interesting post here : Scott explains how he did introduce Star Wars to his kids. I like the 20 minutes segment idea.
- The Myth of Informed Consent – I agree, how many times did you got a firewall or anti-virus popup asking to approve something that you really don't know about? That is why we install them, so they should take the decision…
- The key to AddOrUpdate (Arthur Vickers) – While waiting for the next release of EF this post explains very clearly how to implement.
- The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore (hanselman.com) – Really funny, if you are older than 30… So just for fun ask around to the junior people if they know about those techs.
These posts are from François Boucher and Sébastien Leclerc Lavallée. François Boucher's posts are also on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/05/reading-notes-46.html