WDCIL and Visual Studio Live! Redmond Slides and Demos

17 בספטמבר 2013

I know, I know, I’m (extremely) fashionably late. But anyway, I have uploaded the slides and code samples to all of my sessions so you can grab everything here: WDCIL – Express Yourself: Building Web Applications with Node.js and Express Express Yourself from Yaniv Rodenski Visual Studio Live! – Get Your Node.js Under Control with TypeScript Node ts1 from Yaniv Rodenski ...

I’m a Windows Azure MVP

4 ביולי 2013

Two hectic days ago I received an email, announcing that I have received the Microsoft MVP Award for Windows Azure. This completes a very proud month for me, since we have just celebrated one year for the Windows Azure Community in Israel, which is the Israeli Windows Azure user group, and my baby. It is also a good opportunity to thank everybody who were a part of this journey: Everybody in Microsoft who helped us create the group: Guy Burstein, Eran Sharvit, Keren Raiten, Rachel Yehezkel, Shmulik Goldstein and the rest of the guys....

Antitecture: A Preface

27 במאי 2013

As a consultant I often struggle with poor decisions of my clients, most of which are done by good capable developers. In fact every software project has its share of mistakes, even acute ones. Just a few months ago Mark Zuckerberg confessed that choosing HTML 5 for Facebook’s mobile platform was a big mistake. Facebook prevailed, and released a much better and much awaited native mobile application. Actually, this is not the first massive mistake Facebook have confessed to. In the past, database pioneer Michael Stonebraker called Facebook’s choice of MySQL as their database “a fate worse than death”....
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My SDP 13 sessions demo code

7 במאי 2013

Sela Developer Practice for 2013 is finishing it’s breakout sessions stage, and I had three fun sessions: Things Every Developer Most Know about HTTP Big-Time: Introducing HDInsight service (Hadoop on Azure) Get your Node.js Under Control with TypeScript I had great time, and would like to thank all attendees for attending my sessions. You can find my demo’s code in my Sky Drive. Next on Thursday, I have a full day workshop on Node.js, with lot’s of good stuff planned like: Express and...

SDP 2013 Bigger Longer & Uncut

16 בינואר 2013

After speaking in few international conferences outside of Israel in the past 6 months, I have the pleasure of taking part in another conference which is near and dear to me: Sela’s own SDP. This year our conference is bigger and stronger than ever with an international lineup, including Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, Udi Dahan and Mike Martin who will also be speaking in my user group, The Windows Azure community, that month. This SDP I have the pleasure of giving four breakout sessions: Things Every Developer Should Know About HTTP ...
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BUILD 2012 – Day 2

1 בנובמבר 2012

uild is starting to pick up and today was actually packed with Windows Azure actions. The keynote had a couple of cool announcements and a couple of extremely cool hidden jams. The keynote was led by Satya Nadella. The first thing that caught my eye was a slid showing strategic Windows Azure based operations. One logo belonged to my good friends PlayMyTone and it's a good opportunity to congratulate Ohad and the gang for the great job they have been doing.                   Satya Nadella (Photography by Bnaya Eshet) The next couple of cool staff that ware kind of hidden in Scott Hansellman's demo: EF 6 Alpha bitsNew Windows...

BUILD 2012 – Day 1

This year's BUILD opening gave me a great opportunity to put aside the need to deal with our travel arrangements affected by hurricane Sandy. Steve Ballmer gave what is in my mind his best keynote ever. I am not a client guy and the new Windows 8 user experience will not affect most of my day-to-day use of command-line but in the time passed from last year's BUILD windows 8 really matured and it feels nice to meet windows at both ends of this journey.  Steve Ballmer (Photography by Bnaya Eshet)Getting a new Surface tablet and a Nokia Lumia 920 helped keeping me excited throughout the day. Another...
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Upcoming events: Øredev, SDP and the Windows Azure/Web Developers Communities Holidays special

16 בספטמבר 2012

As always, September is a very special time for me. This year, in addition to my b-day and the Jewish high holidays September marks the beginning of a very intensive period, packed with both public events and very special projects. So without farther ado here are the events that have been keeping me busy lately:   The first thing in my very busy calendar is the Windows Azure/Web Developers Communities Holidays special which is going to take place in the Microsoft R&D center in Herzliyya. The meeting is taking place thanks to the great...

Troubleshooting Windows Azure diagnostics using the Diagnostic Infrastructure Logs

5 באוגוסט 2012

One of my favorite jams of windows azure is the use of the diagnostics.wadwcg file for setting up windows azure diagnostics. This is a great alternative for configuring the The Windows Azure diagnostics infrastructure in code. Last week I had an issue working on a customer deployment where I just could not get trace logs using the diagnostics.wadcfg configuration. I was getting the Windows Event Logs that was also configured just fine, but for some reason the trace logs would just not come through. Setting the diagnostics.wadcfg (just like setting the configuration in code) basically...

Windows Azure Community Israel – Here We Go…

6 ביוני 2012

A while ago I posted about my busy June, speaking in two major conferences NDC Oslo (I’m actually posting this from Oslo right now) and QCon New-York. Well June just got even more special for me. On the 25th we are kicking off the Israeli Windows Azure Community that is being managed by Gal Kogman and yours truly. The community is going to meet every month on Monday of the forth week, in ILDC hertzelia. This community is special for me. I’ve been working for a while now to create a home for Windows Azure developers in Israel...