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PHP/Ruby on Azure World Tour
I’m thrilled and honored to be doing another speaking tour through Europe. I’m getting to visit a number of countries that I haven’t visited before and some old favorites. I’ll be speaking on PHP, Ruby and other non .NET technologies on Azure. The talk that I’m going to be doing in most places is PHP/Ruby on Azure or Leveraging Azure with Non-Microsoft Languages. For the full abstract and the schedule for when I’ll be speaking where, please read my post at PHP/Ruby on Azure World Tour ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:31 PM

Hello World Azure in PHP
Building on the Windows Azure Command Line Tools blog post, I thought we could kick it up a notch and get PHP running in Azure leveraging the command line tools. The primary thing that we need to do is to copy the PHP bits up with the rest of your deployment and configure the FastCGI handler to know where the PHP interpreter can be found. To see all the steps required, read my post at Hello World Azure in PHP ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 9:20 PM

Getting MySql Running on Azure
There are a few applications that I’m playing with in Windows Azure that are reliant on MySql for various reason. For example, I’m working with a group that is doing Joomla development and it’s completely dependent on MySql. Mostly this is due to using MySql native drivers rather than using a database independent layer such as ADO.NET in .NET or PDO in PHP or leveraging database specific features that are only found in MySql. Regardless of the reason, for me to run these applications in Windows Azure, ......

Posted On Monday, February 8, 2010 10:33 PM

Windows Azure Command Line Tools
There are times that you just need to leverage the raw power that you can get from the command line. For example, if you are trying to script something or if you are on a machine that is not all tooled up with Visual Studio, Eclipse and the like and, believe it or not, there are times that it’s just a lot easier to get stuff done without an IDE in the way. Great news is that we’ve got a couple in the Windows Azure SDK called CSPack and CSRun that work wonders. To that end, I created a little tutorial ......

Posted On Friday, February 5, 2010 4:42 PM

When to use what Microsoft Client Technology
I was asked earlier when to use what Microsoft client Technology. I thought about just sending a link to Michael Schroeder’s post but decided I should put in my own thoughts on the matter first. For my thoughts on the subject – check out my post at When to use what Microsoft Client Technology ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:09 PM

Taking The Polar Plunge Again
Last year I did a Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics – Read about it at Taking The Polar Plunge. I’m doing it again this year and have much loftier goals this year. Last year I raised $725.00 and this year I want to raise $1000.00 and inspire others to do the same. At the time of this writing, I’ve raised $500 personally and have inspired 2 others to do the dive with me. To find out WHY I’m doing this and HOW you can help – check out my post at Josh Holmes - Taking The Polar Plunge ......

Posted On Monday, February 1, 2010 9:24 AM

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