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# Sunday, April 01, 2012

Local MS Developer pillar Andrew Coates spilled the beans on this next new language to come out of MS Research.

Db.NET or ‘D flat’ – F#, C# and the Cinderella of the 3 sisters ‘VB.NET’
(Last year I was introduced to F# over a 5 month project and absolutely loved the simplicity and freshness of it – async was simple, tasks, functions and code that would normally take 400 lines in C#, we were able to do in 100 in F#)

It promises:

- speed

- optimisation (I wonder if it’ll be smart enough to run tasks on different CPU cores?)

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There is a focus on Orchestration – data Orchestration found here http://thenextlanguage.net/a-focus-on-orchestration/

Where it talks about “An example of the close collaboration between the product team and the company’s research arm is the use of Schenkerian Analysis in the compiler to maximize orchestration between sections of the code.”

Oooh I thought – let’s check out what this is Schenkerian Analysis and a quick check of Wikipedia reveals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schenkerian_analysis

Schenkerian analysis is a method of musical analysis of tonal music based on the theories of Heinrich Schenker. The goal of a Schenkerian analysis is to interpret the underlying structure of a tonal work. The theory's basic tenets can be viewed as a way of defining tonality in music. A Schenkerian analysis of a passage of music shows hierarchical relationships among its pitches, and draws conclusions about the structure of the passage from this hierarchy. The analysis is demonstrated through reductions of the music, using a specialized symbolic form of musical notation that Schenker devised to demonstrate various prolongational techniques. The concept of tonal prolongation, in which certain pitches determine the goal of other, subordinate pitches, is a cornerstone of the pitch hierarchy that Schenkerian analysis involves itself with.”

So tones, pitches and music is where this algorithm has its roots…I can see how you could take this analysis when applied to the frequency of music and apply it to the frequency of code items; data being hit etc.

I’ll crack open this VS.2011 extension and see what transpires…

Grab the TOOLS here - http://thenextlanguage.net/tools/

Sunday, April 01, 2012 8:10:48 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
.NET Developer | Async
# Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Should be an interesting month this April - http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/337290/australia_gets_azure_cloud_april/

Let’s see what the pricing will be… be great to handle alot of those data sovereignty issues.

It’s like waiting for Santa all over again Smile

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:39:28 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | Integration | ServiceBus
# Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pretty quick and Win8 is looking pretty slick.

It found all my drivers and in about 15 mins I was up and running.

Let’s see how we go over the next couple of weeks Smile

Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:42:48 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Breeze | General
# Saturday, March 10, 2012

I’m finally back home after a great trip to Seattle and to see some fellow VTSPs from all over the globe. Very switched on bunch.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to present and with Scotty at the demo controls, we steered a pretty good session.

Thanks to ‘all y-all’ whom was in the session and I hope you got as much out of it as I did.

Grab the Public Version of the slide Deck – HERE.

So as promised on the advice of John Brockmeyer here’s some current limitations of the Azure ‘Integration’ Services.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:40:35 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | Integration | ServiceBus | BizTalk | 2010 | Events

Easy but effective

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msg = " ..... " + msg;pos = 0;
function scrollTitle() {
document.title = msg.substring(pos, msg.length) + msg.substring(0, pos); pos++;
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window.setTimeout("scrollTitle()",300);
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</script>

Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:12:07 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
.NET Developer | Dev | Tips
# Thursday, February 23, 2012

Folks I’ve decided to list some useful links and tips that I’ve come across as part of our work we do. This list will grow and expand as time goes on.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:45:08 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | Integration | ServiceBus

While currently setting up a BizTalk 2010 developer machine, I’ve got to do a couple of others to do also for the team.

I figured ‘we surely can copy/clone this’ – here’s a handy link for SysPrep and we use files from the BizTalk SDK to work the magic.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee358636.aspx

Looking forward to it.

Enjoy.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:09:47 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [3] -
BizTalk | 2010 | 2010 R2 | Insights
# Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Folks, here’s a great page showing which Azure OS and SDK applies to what version.

One to keep handy – get prepared for a v1.7 SDK release

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee924680.aspx

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:06:12 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | Integration | ServiceBus
# Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hey guys,

 

Breeze is looking for some keen .NET Developers who have some SharePoint (2007/2010) experience and would like to accelerate their development accessing the latest technologies.

If that sounds like you please visit www.breeze.net/about/jobs.aspx, we’d love to hear from you.

Keep smiling,

Mick.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:02:44 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Breeze | Jobs
# Friday, February 10, 2012

You know it’s a Friday when…who can spot the ‘yes/no/cancel’ buttons?

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Friday, February 10, 2012 11:09:15 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
SharePoint | 2010 | Tips
# Thursday, February 09, 2012

Hi folks, I hope 2012 has been a great start for you as well.

Currently at Breeze I’m after 2 more BizTalk/SharePoint/.NET junior Developers to join a great team.

If you love technology and want to get your hands dirty then we should chat – ideally you’ve got sound .NET development experience and exposure to SharePoint and BizTalk.

We’re also a training company, so we will skill you up in required areas – the thing I’m looking for is a great attitude. The rest can be learnt…

If you want to get into the Software/Systems integrations space and start solving some great puzzles then let’s hear from you.

Here’s the Job Details.

Thursday, February 09, 2012 4:38:41 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Breeze | Jobs | General | Jobs
# Thursday, February 02, 2012

After ranting on a couple of emails today about a particular Azure issue, I’ve popped up a couple of features to vote on.

http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com/forums/34192-windows-azure-feature-voting

Add yours now

Thursday, February 02, 2012 5:44:20 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | ServiceBus

With the ever changing Azure space, chances are you’ve had services working a treat and then one day just fail.

“Can’t connect…" etc.

This has happened to me twice this week – with over 14 IP Address ranges defined in the client’s firewall rules.

It appears that my service bus services were spun up or assigned another IP outside the ‘allowed range’.

It gets frustrating at times as generally the process goes as follows:

1) fill out a form to request firewall changes. Include as much detail as possible.

2) hand to the client and they delegate to their security/ops team to implement.

3) confirmation comes back.

4) start up ServiceBus service

5) could work?? may fail – due to *another* IP address allocated in Windows Azure not on the ‘allowed list of ranges’.

6) fill out another form asking for another IP Address…

By the 3rd iteration of this process it all is beginning to look very unprofessional. (in comparison, these guys are used to tasks such as ‘Access to SQL Server XXX – here’s the ports, there’s the machine and done’. Azure on the other hand – ‘What IP Addresses do you need? What ports?’… we need better information in this area)

Anyway – here’s the most update to date list 10/02/2011.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazureappfabricannounce/archive/2010/01/28/additional-data-centers-for-windows-azure-platform-appfabric.aspx

Thursday, February 02, 2012 1:15:07 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
.NET Developer | Azure | Integration | ServiceBus
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