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Windows Azure Rocks
The more I use Windows Azure, the more I like it. We’re developing a health care app, and HIPAA imposes quite a few requirements around the security of protected health information (PHI). Azure makes many, but not all, of those requirements easy to do. SQL Azure Auditing simplifies many of the auditing requirements. The disaster recovery features of SQL Azure are also really nice and meet many of the requirements of HIPAA. Plus, Microsoft will sign a BAA for Enterprise Agreement subscriptions, which ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:42 PM

Virtual Com ports
In the hardware world, much of the communication still happens over RS232 or RS485 serial ports. Unit testing this can be a challenge. To help with that, I’ve created a custom SerialPort wrapper, which, among other things, helps with multiple threads trying to hit the serial port at the same time. When you’re iterating over actors, this is a key bit of functionality that needs to happen. Because I have this class injected, I can easily substitute a mock to the things that actually do serial communication. ......

Posted On Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:36 PM

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