Hello and welcome back to the links of the month. Another month and like before there were some new features in Windows Azure. Today I don’t want to set the focus on Windows Azure. Instead I want to point out some great articles about MongoDB, Web API, etc. Also I have found three GitHub projects which are worth a look. So, let’s get started!
- Now with Hive compatibility – MongoDB in the past was a great NoSQL storage system. In the last week the team has added some great features around Big Data and Hadoop. Last month Hive compatibility was added to MongoDB. This article gives a short overview.
- My site’s fallen, and it can’t get up! – An extensive introduction to the Windows Azure Web Sites.
- General Availability of SQL Server Always On Support and Notification Hubs, AutoScale Improvements + More
- Announcing the release of the Windows Azure SDK 2.1 for .NET
- Getting Started with KnockoutJS in ASP.NET MVC – KnockoutJS and ASP.NET MVC … that was a great combination two years ago and it still is. Suprotim Agarwal shows how to get started with both.
- Connecting the Windows Phone 8 Emulator to Web API Applications on a Local Computer – It was always a pain to use an emulator which should connect to a service running on the local system. Robert McMurray has posted a great article how you can connect the Windows Phone 8 emulator to a Web API running on your local PC.
- Idea books for commercial and enterprise app design – with sample code! – Are you an enthusiastic app developer, but you never had an idea what to develop. This article points out some cool Windows Store app samples and how they were designed.
- Maximize code reuse when building for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 – Reusing code was one of the ideas behind Object-Oriented Programming. With Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 code reuse reached a new level, but how can you share code and what should you share. The resources listed in this post will help you to get started.
- NuGet 2.7 Released – Let’s be honest. NuGet has become an everyday tool for .NET developers, but most of the time we don’t think about how great it really is. It’s great to see that a new version was shipped just a week ago.
- Balanced Dashboard – An e-commerce dashboard with an amazing demo.
- Favicon Cheat Sheet – All web developer use it, but no one is really taking care about it – The favicon. This guide helps you to build a great favicon for your site.
- Sparkey – Do you love to listen to Spotify? This project comes from the Spotify team, but has nothing to do with music. Sparkey is a key/value storage library, built for read-heavy systems.
- Jan (@Horizon_Net)