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Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: the backend is in node.js by svdoever

Probably to some surprise for some of you: the backend of Monaco is written in node.js, and actually a quite new version of node.js: version v0.10.21 (at the time of writing this post). Because it is running on IIS, it uses iisnode to run the site. The...

Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: supported languages and file types by svdoever

Diving into Visual Studio online I was wondering which languages / file types are supported. After some hacking I came to the following list: bat, coffeescript, cpp, csharp, css, fsharp, handlebars, html, ini, jade, java, javascript, jshtm, json, less...

Azure Mobile Services: available modules by svdoever

Azure Mobile Services has documented a set of objects available in your Azure Mobile Services server side scripts at their documentation page Mobile Services server script reference . Although the documented list is a nice list of objects for the common...

Azure Mobile Services: what files does it consist of? by svdoever

Azure Mobile Services is a platform that provides a small set of functionality consisting of authentication, custom data tables, custom API’s, scheduling scripts and push notifications to be used as the back-end of a mobile application or if you want...

Azure Mobile Services: lessons learned by svdoever

When I first started using Azure Mobile Services I thought of it as a nice way to: authenticate my users - login using Twitter, Google, Facebook, Windows Live create tables, and use the client code to create the columns in the table because that is not...

PowerShell: get your external IP address by svdoever

Needed this in a script to automatically add a firewall rule to my Azure SQL server:   $externalIP = (New-Object net.webclient).downloadstring(" http://checkip.dyndns.com") -replace "[^\d\.]"
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From the PDC: Windows Azure - the Windows cloud server - is here! by svdoever

New times have arived! Exactly what we hoped for, developing for the cloud using Microsoft technology. Of course, EC2 and Google App Engine did beat Microsoft in timing, but bringing up Linux instances, and learning python happened to be a big hurdle...
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