Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More (Developer Reference)
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 07/18/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 403 pages
Welcome to the era of software reuse! Microsoft Enterprise Library helps accelerate development by providing reusable components and guidance on proven practices. This guide helps you to quickly grasp what Enterprise Library v6 can do for you, presents examples that show it in action, and makes it easier for you to start experimenting with Enterprise Library. Enterprise Library is made up of a series of application blocks, each aimed at managing specific crosscutting concerns. You can use them out of the box, modify them as required, and distribute them with your applications. The main themes for the latest v6 release are: simplifying the library all around, embracing semantic logging, increasing resiliency to errors, and streamlining programmatic configuration of all blocks. The guide explains the concepts that drove development of the blocks, the kinds of tasks they can accomplish, and how they help you implement many well-known design patterns. And, of course, it explains — by way of code extracts and sample programs — how you can actually use the blocks in your applications. Benefit from the capabilities of Enterprise Library, spend more time focusing on your business logic and less on the plumbing. Enterprise Library will do the heavy lifting for you! Happy Coding! “This guide is an absolute must read for anybody looking to put Enterprise Library into practice. Its clear and pragmatic advice is invaluable.”S. Somasegar, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Developer Division “You are holding in your hands a book that will make your life as an enterprise developer a whole lot easier.”Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure
Published by: Microsoft patterns & practices | Publication date: 11/12/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Mist in the Mountains: How South American Cocaine caused the fall of a Corrupt East Tennessee Sheriff. Based on actual events.
In 1986 the largest criminal smuggling enterprise of the 20th century was exposed after the arrest of one small town sheriff for Trafficking. This event led to the largest incarceration of Law Enforcement Officials in the history of America and would expose a southern based secret society who's origins predate the Civil War.A story based on true events set in the Appalachia Mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky. An intertwined tale of Marijuana, Moonshine and Cocaine where the players are none other than those who are sworn to be protecting us from such threat, the Police. Be there when several East Tennessee Sheriff's make deals with Pablo Escobar to land planes in their county for the purpose of transporting cocaine through out the United States to various Cartels and Mafia's. Murder, corruption, fast cars and faster women make up this Hillbilly tale of Cops, Judges, Bikers and Farmers.The telling of history in a manner which makes it enjoyable, sometimes down-right funny, from the position of one man who was there. Drama, Action, Humor, Humility, and Heritage all rolled into one book. You can almost smell the Cornbread baking while you read.
Publication date: 01/16/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 132 pages
www.thecrimefactory.com/Issue Four of the noir journal Crime Factory, has, as always, a mixture of fiction, features and reviews. With exclusive content from Allan Guthrie (Blood Will Out; Kiss Her Goodbye); Steven Kastrissios (writer/director of The Horseman – MUFF award winner for Best Film and Best Director 2008); Charles Ardai (TV’s Haven; “Gabriel Hunt” series); Jeff Sparrow (Killing; Radical Melbourne); features by Chris LaTray; Andrew Prentice; Peter “Nerd Of Noir” Dragovich; Andrew Nette; Liam José; Keith Rawson; Cameron Ashley and fiction by Scott Wolven; Michael A. Gonzales; Graham Powell; Brian Murphy and Kieran Shea.
Published by: Crime Factory Publications | Publication date: 03/29/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 136 pages
The First Time I Heard Cocteau Twins is Part II in an ongoing series where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band. In this second volume (following the opening installment, which covered Joy Division / New Order), forty different musicians and writers remember their initial experiences hearing the seminal dreampop / post-punk band Cocteau Twins, a standout group from the legendary 4AD Records and favorite of radio personality John Peel. The Cocteau Twins hailed from Grangemouth, Scotland, and featured musicians Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, and Simon Raymonde.Contributors to the Cocteau Twins edition include musicians such as David Narcizo (Throwing Muses); Ian Masters (Pale Saints); pianist and Cocteau Twins collaborator Harold Budd; band collaborator and live guitarist Lincoln Fong; Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable); Anka Wolbert (Clan of Xymox); Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak (Mercury Rev); Meredith Meyer; Mark Van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel); Paul Anderson (Tram); Paul Elam (Fieldhead); Rebecca Coseboom (Halou, Stripmall Architecture); Michael Cottone (The Green Kingdom); Sarah Jaffe; Antony Ryan (Isan); Dean Garcia (Curve); Kurt Feldman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart); Erik Blood; Annie Barker; John Loring (Fleeting Joys); Guy Fixsen (Laika and co-engineer for My Bloody Valentine); Emily Elhaj (Implodes); Carlo Van Putten (The Convent, White Rose Transmission); Eric Quach (thisquietarmy); Ryan Policky (A Shoreline Dream); Matthew Kelly (The Autumns); Steve Elkins (The Autumns); Ryan Lum (Lovespirals); Michael Savage (The Fauns); Amman Abbasi (The Abbasi Brothers); Eric Loveland Heath; Ben Mullins (Midwest Product); Keith Canisius; Michael McCabe and David Read (Coldharbourstores); and writers like Emily Franklin, Craig Laurance Gidney, Alistair McCartney; Tony Leuzzi; and Sommer Browning.The "First Time I Heard" book series is edited by Scott Heim, a novelist (Mysterious Skin, We Disappear) who is also a longtime music fan. Other installments in the series (or those forthcoming soon) include books on Joy Division / New Order, David Bowie, The Smiths, Kate Bush, R.E.M., Kraftwerk, My Bloody Valentine, Abba, Roxy Music, The Pixies, and others.
Published by: Rosecliff Press | Publication date: 06/24/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices. Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.
- Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions
- Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices
- Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more
- Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 03/06/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 pages
The 2013 edition of the bestselling vSphere book on the market Virtualization remains the hottest trend in the IT world, and VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. The demand for IT professionals skilled in virtualization and cloud-related technologies is great and expected to keep growing. This comprehensive Sybex guide covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, showing administrators step by step how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure it. This perfect blend of hands-on instruction, conceptual explanation, and practical application is reinforced with real-world examples. Led by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, both VMware vExperts, the author team provides expertise that will prepare IT professionals to excel in using this virtualization technology.
- Virtualization is seen as a "best practice" for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, as well as for applications such as Exchange Server and SharePoint
- IDC estimates that there are as many as 7 million jobs available worldwide in virtualization and cloud technology
- Provides hands-on instruction in all the latest features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, with both conceptual explanations and practical applications
- Author team is lead by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, well-known VMware experts and popular bloggers
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 10/16/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 841 pages
This book introduces contemporary Buddhists from across Asia and from various walks of life. Eschewing traditional hagiographies, the editors have collected sixty-six profiles of individuals who would be excluded from most Buddhist histories and ethnographies. In addition to monks and nuns, readers will encounter artists, psychologists, social workers, part-time priests, healers, and librarians as well as charlatans, hucksters, profiteers, and rabble-rousers―all whose lives reflect changes in modern Buddhism even as they themselves shape the course of these changes. The editors and contributors are fundamentally concerned with how individual Buddhists make meaning and display this understanding to others. Some practitioners profiled look to the past, lamenting the transformations Buddhism has undergone in recent times, while others embrace these. Some have adopted a “new asceticism,” while others are eager to explore different religious traditions as they think about their own ways of being Buddhist. Arranging the profiles according to these themes―looking backward, forward, inward, and outward―reveals the value of studying individual Buddhists and their idiosyncratic religious backgrounds and attitudes, thus highlighting the diversity of approaches to the practice and study of Buddhism in Asia today. Students and teachers will welcome sections on further readings and additional tables of contents that organize the profiles thematically, as well as by tradition (Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana), region, and country.
Published by: University of Hawaii Press | Publication date: 07/31/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 235 pages
A concise, personal read to share with you eight easy-to-implement strategies to make your book better. No gimmicks, no get rich quick schemes, just the lessons learned by a writer, writing personally to you (i.e. not a textbook or a collection of empty words and promises).INK transcends all levels of authors; no experience, experienced; published, unpublished; confident, scared-witless. It is a particularly noteworthy read to the beginning writer because it focuses on rules we've all made early on in our careers and what better time to pick up some learned education from someone else without have to stumble yourself?Seasoned writers with an open mind will learn a tidbit or two as well. This book is a sharing; a sharing of twenty-plus years of writing workshops, classes, flounders, flubs, successes, and all the information gleaned carved down into a fun, readable, get-to-the-meat, skip-the-potatoes, book you don't want to miss.Be the best writer you can. Write the best book you can write. Make yourself and your product crisper, cleaner, more grabbing, more of a page-turner.We learn from our failures, which hammers them into gems. We are in this together, we writers. Share your success with others. That is how this book is written: treating other writers as part of a larger collective where one can help the other to climb the mountain of success.Put it in INK.
Published by: Wind River Press, Inc. | Publication date: 03/18/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Voices of Creation: Interviews & Reviews-Ashok K Banker, Charlie Reid, Diana Darby, Robert Scott, Arlo Guthrie, James Barclay, Guy Gavriel Kay, Yasmina Khadra
A collection of Interviews with some of the people I've talked to about Art and creation at Leap In The Dark. With Each person interview I've thrown in reviews of either their latest work(s) or their most important to me "It draws on people from across the world and, with Richard's sound skills as interviewer and reviewer, they speak with voices well worth hearing." James Barclay
Published by: Lulu.com | Publication date: 03/06/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 134 pages