Category Archives: Links of the week

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. After a break over the last weeks I have collected enough sites about ASP.NET, Application Lifecycle Management, Windows Store App development, and Windows Azure from the last three weeks that I want to introduce to you.

ASP.NET

  • Four new single page application templates. Gunnar Peipman introduces the four new single page application templates Ember (uses Emberjs and Handlebars), Durandal (uses Durandal, Bootstrap, Knockout, and Sammy), Breeze (uses Breeze, Knockout, and g), and Hot Towel (uses Durandal, Bootstrap, Breeze, Knockout, g, Sammy, and Toastr).
  • Building Amazing Apps with the ASP.NET EmberJS Template. Nathan Totten explains the above mentioned new Ember template in more detail and shows you how you can get started with it.
  • Bundling and minifying in ASP.NET MVC. Another post from Gunnar Peipman about the bundling and minifying feature in ASP.NET. He shows how you can use it and gives you some tips and tricks.

Application Lifecycle Management

Windows Store App Development

Windows Azure

- Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. In contrast to my normal topics for the links of the week I have no link about Windows Azure today, but the four I will present today are four which most app developers should know (except the first one).

Before I start I like to take your attention to my blogs list. I started this page to give you an overview about helpful sites. Since the initial creation I have updated it today with a link to Pluralsight which is a great site if you are looking for trainings for several technologies.

The first one is called modern.IE. You probably have heard about this site. It is a dev center with free tools and resources which should help developers to focus on the thing they should do and love - development.

Like you may have heard the Team Foundation Service now supports Git. Andy Lewis gives an introduction how you can create a Git project and helps you to get started.

Beside version control test your application is another important part of the application lifecycle management. Vinay Krishna gives an introduction to the Windows Phone Unit Test capabilities with the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2.

One thing you normally have to do during the app development is to make it available for more markets. That means you have to localize your app. Dan Zucker gives you on this post some tips how you can achieve this goal.

- Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. Today I like to start with a little bit of self-promotion. This week it was a great pleasure for me to be covered with Windows Azure Mobile Services Content Update in the Windows Azure Community News Roundup. I like to say a big thanks you to Nick Harris aka @cloudnick, who was so kind to share the information to this update with me. Beside this post I have some nice articles about Windows Phone, Windows Azure, and – for the first time – Amazon Web Services for you. So lets start! Continue reading

Links of the week

Hello and welcome back to the links of the week. The new year has started and all the bloggers around the world continue to produce great content on their sites. Today I have three Windows Azure articles which I really found interesting.

Lets start with an article at Windows Azure Insider from one of my favorite Windows Azure blogger: Bruno Terkaly. Windows Azure Web Sites: Quick-and-Easy Hosting as a Service gives you a nice introduction to the Windows Azure Web Sites with a small sample.

Another one which should be more interesting for IT-Pros was published at the Windows Azure blog. Automating the cloud with Windows Azure Command Line Tools lists some posts you should read if you want to gain a deeper knowledge of Powershell in combination with Windows Azure.

The last post was created by Maarten Balliauw. Tales from the trenches: resizing a Windows Azure virtual disk the smooth way shows an easy, alternative way how you can resize a Windows Azure virtual disk when you need it.

- Jan (@Horizon_Net)

 

Links of the week

First of all: I wish you all a happy new year with health, luck, and all the rest which is needed for a happy life.

Like 2012 ends I like to start the new year with the links of the week. Today I only have five links for you, but they are really great.

Lets start with the first one – Windows 8 – Let’s start. This one summarizes the training content of the Windows Phone 8 Jump Start, which is, like all Jump Start trainings, the best way to start with a new technology.

A challenge I really fall in love is back – Rock Paper Azure. If you want to write your own bot and start competing against others: This is for you! I participated in that challenge a few time and, thanks to the great team, had the chance to open two competitions on my own: One for the German Microsoft Student Partners and one for the participants of the Cloud Computing lecture at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

If you are an ASP.NET MVC developer and love to work with Windows Azure – there is a new tutorial series available for ASP.NET MVC 4 with Windows Azure Tables, Blobs, and Queues.

To make this post complete I have two links for you which gets you started with SignalR:

Links of the week

Hello everybody and welcome back to the last “links of the week” of the year 2012. Today I want to share three articles about ASP.NET and three articles about Windows Azure with you.

ASP.NET

Windows Azure

Links of the week

After two weeks of silence it is time for another links of the week. This week I have five sites covering Windows Azure which should be interesting for you.

The first one is a good example of how you could deal with Big Data in Windows Azure – Weather Forecast on Windows Azure. I first saw this demo on the Windows Azure Train-The-Trainer in Amsterdam during TechEd Europe earlier this year and I’m very happy that this demo still exists.

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that they will reduce the costs for using the Windows Azure Storage. With that they are following Google and Amazon, which also reduced the pricing for their cloud offerings.

During the last weeks I also introduced the Windows Azure Mobile Services in some videos (recorded in German for the Windows Azure YouTube channel). Now Chris Klug has written a nice introduction to the Mobile Services, which I can recommend to read.

Two other remarkable articles come from Josh Twist and Scott Guthrie. On the one hand Josh has written a tutorial how you could access your Mobile Services data from Excel. At the other hand Scott explains some updates to the Mobile Services iOS SDK – which now comes with Push Notifications.

Links of the week

Hello and welcome everybody for todays links of the week. This week three new tutorials about SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine were made available:

  • Connect to SQL Server in the same cloud service
  • Connect to SQL Server in a different cloud service
  • Connect ASP.NET application to SQL Server in Windows Azure via Virtual Network

Also I find some links about Windows Phone 8:

Links of the week

After some silence (this will change during the next weeks – I’m working on a new blog post series) on my blog it is again time for the links of the week. What happened last week?

On Wednesday we had a great Windows AzureConf 2012 with some of the best speakers in the Windows Azure Community. Some of them are Windows Azure Insiders, some of them are MVPs, but, except of the keynote from Scott Guthrie, nobody of the speakers was a Microsoft employee. What does that mean? Real life experience. You will find all the sessions on Channel 9.

One nice thing I find from time to time on the web is a “31 Days of …” series made by Jeff Blankenburg. This time he is working together with Clark Sell and delivers an awesome series of posts about Windows 8. 19 days are already gone, but you will find every single post on 31 Days of Windows 8.

Away from these two remarkable sites I have three additional sites you should have a look at: