Reading Notes 2012-07-30
You will find below different links to the blog or Web site which kept Matricis' bloggers interest during the week ending on July, 30th.
- How to Assess Costs of using Windows Azure for your Applications (Himanshu Singh) – Quick post about a Windows paper that provides all the information on Azure usual monthly charges.
Check out the paper.
- Hands-on Windows Azure Services for Windows (Maarten Balliauw) – M. Balliauw is asking a good question, that I hear often: Why should I do this?
- Windows Azure Visio Shapes – Yahooooo! I never have enough Visio shape… Thanks Buck Woody!
- Service Bus for Windows server, the new features – Good post that introduces the new features of the service Bus and explains them quickly.
- Cloud Cover – Episode 84 – Windows Azure Storage Updates and a Preview of the Client Storage Library vNext – As usual, nice video (shorter than last time ). It reviews the new features available in Azure Storage, and show a preview of the Azure Storage libraries that will be released soon.
- ASP.NET Web API and Azure Blob Storage (Yao) – Super tutorial that shows step by step how to manage your Azure Blob Storage by code, by doing a nice helper class.
- The 5 thing to immediately grab from EF Open Source – Good post that points out some place where you can see good code sample.
- When do you need a 3-tier architecture? – Good question! And this post is trying to answer it.
- Building an Offline HTML5 Application – Great tutorial about a well-structured HTML5 application that will also works offline.
- Entity Framework 5 and 6 Roadmap – The list of interesting features of the EF5 and some that are planned for the version 6.
- Beyond Agile Estimation Part I: Measuring Key Data Points – Nice post that summarizes how to use some keys counters in order to have a better estimation of the project delivery date.
- CloudSurvey (Nathan Totten) – Nice work. A great sample to see how things are done.
- WCF – Top 10 Interview Questions (Imran Abdul Ghani) – Excellent post and excellent revision of what is WCF. Short and clear.
- Exterminating Common jQuery Bugs (Elijah Manor) – Wow, what a great video. It goes through all most frequent mistakes we make, explains why it doesn't work and fix it. Take a look at the tool he is using. An open source (soon) presentation framework. Very nice!
- 10 Application Performance Tuning Tips – Nice tips, simple and efficient.
- So you want to contribute to EF? Part 1: Introduction (Arthur Vickers) – Excellent series not only to know more about how to contribute with the Entity framework (EF) but with any kind of open source project.
- 5 Ways to Think Wisely in Development (Dimitrios Kalogirou) – Nice post that exposes 5 ways to be a wiser developer.
- Sitting is Making You Fat and Killing You – Nice warning post that explains why stay sit for a long period is bad and gives some tips to improve our comfort.
- Who Are You Really Mad At? (Peter) – This is about a life lesson: Pause. And like in the post you will be reward.
- Time to stop reusing your passwords – Nice reminder of the reason why we shouldn't reuse our e-mail.
- Get The Most Out of Your Mornings – Nice post that explains how you could use your mornings to add 280 hours in your year.
- Time Management Tips #3 – Three Wins for the Week (JD Meier) – Simple tips from the book Getting Results the Agile Way that will help you to have a better week.
- 10 classic mistakes that plague software development projects (Justin James) – Nice post that makes me smiling. I challenge you to pass through the list without thinking: oh yeah that's so true…
- True Secret to Success (It's Not What You Think) (Geoffrey James) – Suggest a very simple mental exercise to make your day more positive.
- I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. (Kyle Wiens) – I agree the grammar is really important, even if I’m not good as I want to be.
- 3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything (Jeff Haden) – Nice post. I like the questions, it's true that you should learn a lot from them even if the candidate is not "verbose".
These posts are from François Boucher and are also posted on http://www.frankysnotes.com/2012/07/reading-notes-57.html.