Reading Notes 2012-07-16
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on July, 16th.
- Monitoring your Windows Azure Web Site (Brian H. Prince) – Nice post that explains how to see the statistics of your servers with the new Azure graphic interface.
- Overview of the Windows Azure Platform (Neil Mackenzie) – Great overview in this post about all the features of Windows Azure, specifying the advantages of each one.
- Azure for Developers: Introduction to the Tutorial – Wow, great job! This serie of 8 post will explain all the basics (and more) about Windows Azure by constructing, step by step, a real application. A perfect get started for all developer.
- Windows Azure IaaS Overload (Michael Washam) – All regroup in one post a lot of videos about crash course on Windows Azure IaaS.
- Windows Azure Caching (Preview) and Ruby Cloud Services – Nice job from Larry Franks to the brand new Azure Cache with Ruby.
- Migrated to Azure Web Sites – Nice post, all the steps needed to move an existing WordPress blog to Windows Azure.
- Switching to Windows Azure – Interesting post, from someone who changes is mind, and went to Windows Azure.
- Announcing the Developer Preview of Windows Azure Active Directory – Great news, even if it's in a very early age, this is very interesting… now let's play with it!
- Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Google Cloud Storage (Gaurav) – Always very interesting those posts where two or more products are compared…
- Is recursion really bad? – Interesting demo about efficiency of recursive code compare to loop and stack. I would have liked to see the code that was used to test.
- Azure CDN Cache busting CSS image references and minification (Iain Hunter) – Interesting tricks to take advantage of the Azure CDN with minified css using pre-build event.
- Rhino Mocks Isn’t Complicated (Jim Cooper) – This post by doing code sample comparison between convinces me to try it again. It's true that a Rhino mocks has changed since last time I worked with it. The "new" syntax is really clearer.
- Why LINQ Matters: Cloud Composability Guaranteed – Nice post very detailed that shows how powerful is LINQ.
- Create Reminders in Windows 7 Without Outlook (groovypost.com) – Nice reminder about the one of the great tools available on Windows platform, the task scheduler.
- Integrating Balsamiq Mockups with Google Drive (googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.ca) – Great news! I'm a big fan of Balsamiq and this "move" really makes sense.
- Microsoft Announces New Cloud Opportunities for Partners – Interesting post about the WPC that append on the week on July 10th.
- 10 crazy IT security tricks that actually work (Roger A. Grimes) – Good tips about security, even if some of them are for servers the other are simple to apply and should be very efficient.
- The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress (Peter) – Great post, in today's world being able to manage its stress could be life saver.
- Motivate Employees: 4 Techniques to Try (John Baldoni) – Interesting thoughts about some technics you use to motivate people you work with.
These posts are from François Boucher and are also posted on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/07/reading-notes-55.html.