Hello and a happy new year! Last year I started the links of the month. Today I like to point you to some of the best articles I have seen in 2013. It was a great year, especially if your primarily working with Windows Azure.
- Getting Started with HDInsight – Shayne Burgess from the HDInsight Team gives an overview about the new released preview of the HDInsight Services.
- Developing for HDInsight – Eron Kelly shows how you as a developer can interact with HDInsight.
- Deploy a Secure ASP.NET MVC app with Membership, OAuth, and SQL Database to a Windows Azure Web Site – A new sample posted on the Windows Azure Developer Center for implementing a secure ASP.NET MVC application.
- Global Render Lab at the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – An extended explanation of the Global Render Lab made by Alan Smith. The Render Lab was part of the Windows Azure Bootcamp last week.
- How to use Windows Azure Table Storage in Windows Azure Mobile Services – A great sample written by Paolo Salvatori how to use the Windows Azure Table Storage in the Windows Azure Mobile Services to store data in place of Windows Azure SQL Database.
- Using an existing Azure SQL table with Windows Azure Mobile Services – Always wanted to use an existing Azure SQL Database for your Mobile Services? Jeff Sanders shows how you can do it.
- How to Create Windows-8-like 3D animations with CSS3 and jQuery – Last week a friend of mine pointed me to an amazing site. Sara Soueidan has build an awesome demo how you can let your web site look like Windows 8.
- Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 5
- 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.
ASP.NET Web API
- Writing Web API Client Code for Multiple Platforms Using Portable Libraries
- Writing Unit Tests for ASP.NET Web API Controller
- 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.
Windows Phone 8
- Using the SQLite database engine with Windows Phone 8 apps – Adam Denning gives a brief introduction how you can add SQLite support to your Windows Phone 8 app.
- Inside Windows Phone – Practical MVVM for Windows Phone – MVVM seems to be one of the most important design patterns when working with XAML-based technologies. Matthias Shapiro demonstrates how you can get started with it on Windows Phone.
- 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.
- 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.
- 10 things you might have missed about MVVM Light – Do you like MVVM Light? Than you should read this post. There could be something you have missed about MVVM Light.
- Scrum Guide – What is a “Product Owner”?
- RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler – Provides an overview about the new 64-bit Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler.
- AngularJS-Learning – A collection of useful resources which makes learning AngularJS more easy.
- dat – An initiative that seeks to increase the traction of the open data movement by providing better tools for collaboration.
- Frontdesk – A list of useful things for front-end developers
- frontend-dev-bookmarks – A list of resources for front-end development
- Choosing an Open Source License
- ideas – A collection of ideas for computing.
- metro-bootstrap – Twitter bootstrap with Metro style.
- Web Essentials 2013 – A project of Mads Kristensen for the Web Essentials plugin for Visual Studio 2013
- RethinkDB – An open-source distributed JSON document database.
- Definitely Typed – TypeScript definitions of popular frameworks.
- 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.
- 3D File Diffs – Explains an update of the GitHub 3D file viewer.
– Jan (@Horizon_Net)