There are a lot of new service announcements for the Azure Cloud each month and it should be not surprising that some of them may go unnoticed. In this article, I will provide an overview of the Azure Cloud services you may not have heard about.
Hey Developers! This article is a new initative to share dev news and knowledge within the company. Plus, at the same time, it would be a crime to not share this with you all.
“Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis.”
Currently, persistent data in applications is stored in some external storage like a local network or cloud file system for unstructured data or, in the case of structured data, a database. The role of the database is usually handled by a relational database management system (RDBMS).
It’s no secret that people are fascinated by speed–fastest car, fastest runner, fastest computer processor, even fastest website. In today’s tech industry, optimizing your website via responsive web design is a must to achieve top speed and performance. This is especially true as a fifth of the world’s population accesses the internet via mobile devices. Because of this, websites need the ability to quickly adapt to a variety of devices.
Like so many positions in the tech industry, front-end development is comprised of a fast-paced, rapidly evolving community of designers and developers. Working as a front-end developer–or "prototyper" as we like to call it here at Devbridge–I get to submerge myself into the technical lingo that lies behind all of our applications and try to creatively translate it into something logical for the end user.
With mobile trends taking over the tech scene, an overwhelming number of app development programs are becoming available. We thought it would be helpful to start profiling some of these that are garnering a lot of attention, to provide some additional insight.
Windows Azure SQL Database–the cloud-based relational database platform–is a great platform for building dynamic solutions. And we're not just saying that because we employ it for our solutions–and it's our job to stay up-to-date with it front to back–but because it offers a little known but impactful feature called federations.
The Gamification World Congress was a noteworthy event bringing together people from a variety of industries and with a variety of experiences. While I only reviewed a few talks here, there were so many more I didn’t have an opportunity to discuss. If you have an opportunity to attend in the future, I highly recommend doing so. Many thanks to Sergio Jiménez and his team for organizing the event!
Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Madrid and attend the Gamification World Congress 2013 and “Advanced Gamification Workshop”, organized by Sergio Jiménez. The congress and the workshops were organized extremely well, with spectacular translators working in real-time. While there were many great speakers, I want to review the talks that, in my opinion, were the best.
This article is dedicated to discussing the latest releases of the NHibernate and Entity Framework. NHibernate is (was?) a number one ORM Framework for ages. Its feature list is growing and some things such as code-based mappings and automatic migrations have found a place in Entity Framework.
The pinch and the zoom. This action with our thumb and index fingers can be all-too-familiar if you've ever opened a website on your smart phone or tablet that was not optimized for mobile. The accidental tap. It can be both frustrating and reminiscent of an unpleasant game of hide and seek. According to a 2013 study by eMarketer, roughly 40% of Internet users access it through a mobile device, and it has been shown that Responsive Design websites retain visitors for longer periods of time and provide sustainable content strategies in the long run.