May 2016 - Work on Your ARM Strength

Topic Work on Your ARM Strength Abstract Automation is a critical factor in successful cloud projects. Successful projects are able to skillfully craft deployment templates and scripts that provision nearly all needed resources. While Azure Resource Manager (ARM) provides a robust “infrastructure as code” approach to managing Azure resources, getting... [Read More]

April 2016 - An End-to-End Overview of IoT

Topic An End-to-End Overview of IoT Abstract Interested in learning more about the Internet of Things (IoT) but not sure how it fits into your business? Want to avoid some common pitfalls on your first IoT project? Join us for a look at practical, real-world IoT solutions. We’ll take a... [Read More]

March 2016 - Improve Your Architecture with 3 Easy Queueing Patterns

Topic Improve Your Architecture with 3 Easy Queueing Patterns Abstract Do you want to improve your software by adding responsiveness, scaling, and loosely coupled architecture? Queueing systems based on AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) can help you achieve that. It can be intimidating to get started, but with the right... [Read More]

Programs that Write Programs: How Compilers Work

Topic Programs that Write Programs: How Compilers Work Abstract Compilers are the bridge between the code you write and the applications you run. While production compilers can be quite complicated, the principles of compiler design are not too hard to learn, and are broadly applicable to many seemingly difficult programming... [Read More]

January 2016 - Chef in the Real World

Topic Chef in the Real World Abstract Chef is a wonderful tool for automating the deployment of enterprise level application, but it is not perfect. From dealing with SQL Server clusters and multiple configurations for the same service to multiple bus and multiple environment machines, the real world is much... [Read More]