Links of the month (October Edition)

An exciting month with a lot of announcements, especially related to Microsoft Azure, has passed. This Links of the month will focus mainly on the new features added to Azure.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Power BI

TypeScript

Conferences

Miscellaneous

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Running RethinkDB on Azure

Over a year ago a friend of mine aroused my interest for RethinkDB. At that time I played a little bit with it and thought that it appears to be a nice database. After that I focused on other topics, but recently I came back to RethinkDB. In this post I would like to explain how you can setup RethinkDB on Azure and play around with it.

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Big Data Latest and Greatest

Recently I had the opportunity to give a talk with the topic Big Data Latest and Greatest. Sounds like a marketing session? No, it is not … and I hope you will see it the same way. This blog post tries to extend this session.

What was the big idea behind this session? The Hadoop ecosystem is increasing every month and it is hard to keep in step with the latest versions and products.

That is just an excerpt of a whole bunch of technologies.

In this post we will discuss the following pieces:

Instead of digging deep into the technologies I will try to compare some of them and try to picture some use cases.

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Links of the month (August Edition)

Last month was an amazing month for all who love Microsoft Azure. The release of DocumentDB, some updates to HDInsight and the preview of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning are just a few of these great moments. Some of the announcements can be found in today’s Links of the month, enriched with some articles related to ASP.NET and a very interesting GitHub project.

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Links of the month (July Edition)

July is gone for nearly two weeks, but I don’t want to miss to share my favorite links of the month. Today I just have a few links, but believe me … they are great. Most of them are about ASP.NET, such as how you can return raw JSON content from ASP.NET Web API or how you can use integer keys instead of strings in ASP.NET Identity, but I also have two very interesting articles for Visual Studio/TFS for you. One of them talks about my favorite set of technologies (of course Azure) in combination with a great tool I just have played around last week (Visual Studio Release Management).

ASP.NET

Announcing the Release of ASP.NET MVC 5.2, Web API 2.2 and Web Pages 3.2
– ASP.NET Identity 2.0 Extending Identity Models and Using Integer Keys Instead of Strings
– JSON and Microsoft technologies
– Token Based Authentication using ASP.NET Web API 2, Owin, and Identity
– Returning raw JSON content from ASP.NET Web API
– Dependency Injection in ASP.NET vNext
– Composing API responses for maximum reuse with ASP.NET Web API

Visual Studio

Integrate NodeJS tools in Visual Studio / TFS
– How to deploy to Standard or Azure environments in Release Management 2013 with Update 3 RC

GitHub

Responsive Dashboard
– AngularJS Style Guide

Miscellaneous

Angular Style Guide
– TypeScript – New Compiler and Moving to GitHub

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)