Azure Mobile Services & SignalR


Azure Mobile Services Azure Mobile Services is an Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for easily authoring a mobile application back-end, complete with support for user authentication, push notifications and more. It is a type of service also commonly known as a Backend-as-a-Service. ASP.NET SignalR ASP.NET SignalR is a library for ASP.NET developers that simplifies the process of adding real-time web functionality to applications. Real-time web functionality is the ability to have server code push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available, rather than having the server wait for a client to request new data. Putting It Together Azure Mobile Services has support for...

Azure Mobile Services Workshop – Slide Deck from Last Week


Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a one day workshop at Microsoft Israel on Azure Mobile Services. For those of you who don't know, Azure Mobile Services is an Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for easily authoring a mobile application back-end, complete with support for user authentication, push notifications and more. It is a type of service also commonly known as a Backend-as-a-Service. Azure Mobile Services Resources The slide deck for the workshop can be found here. All the demonstrations we had live on-stage are based on the Azure Mobile Services samples, which can be found on the official documentation pages...
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IoT at Israeli .NET Developer User Group


 IoT is Hot IoT gets all the hype these days. It is the new buzzword and soon it will be in every part of our life. But what are the parts that compose an IoT project? What is the correct way to build it? In case you haven’t heard, Tamir Dresher and myself are presenting a lecture this Wednesday at the Israeli .NET Developer User Group on IoT and the cloud – with .NET! In this session we will look at how to build an IoT system using devices, sensors and the Cloud. We will demonstrate working with sensors in C#...
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Azure App Service – Resources from Yesterday’s Talk


Thank You! First of all, I'd like to say a big thank you to all those who attended yesterday's meeting of the Israeli Azure Developer Community. Feedbacks from those who attended are great so far and I sure do hope to see you on next month's meeting. Azure App Service Resources If you saw my presentation at the meeting yesterday, you are probably very eager to start playing with API Apps and Logic Apps yourself. To get you started, yesterday's presentation was based on the following resources: Azure App Service Official Site Azure App Service Architecture Running Web and Mobile Apps on Azure App Service Azure API...
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Israeli Azure Developer Community – Relaunched!


Azure is Here! In case you haven't heard, cloud computing is not a hype anymore - it is already here, and it is moving full speed ahead. Whether you’re developing server applications, web applications or mobile applications, harnessing the power of the cloud can vastly increase your productivity and allow the scale you might need, while lowering development and operational costs. Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's public cloud offering, provides various capabilities from low level IaaS Virtual Machines & Networking to fully PaaS & SaaS application services which can power your application giving you the advantage you need as a developer, as a...

My Impressions from Build 2015


Last week I attended Microsoft's Build conference at San-Francisco along with my colleagues. Build is Microsoft's prime developer conference, and as such it is packed with technical content relating to software development on top of Microsoft's various platforms - from Band, to Xbox, to PC to Azure. In this post I'll try to summarize my key observations and feelings following my attendance. The New Microsoft This started already at the previous Build last year. Following Steven Sinofsky's departure and the appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO, Microsoft has started being a more open company oriented towards its consumers and developers. One of...

Upcoming Event: IoT & Cloud


The area of IoT (Internet of Things) gets all the hype these days. Thousands and even millions of devices sensing the environment and sending continuous information to your system, utilizing Big Data and Machine Learning technologies is no easy task to achieve, but it's not the future - it's already here! This upcoming Monday CodeValue is delivering a CVcon conference on IoT & Cloud. Come join my colleagues and myself, as we explain and deep dive into this interesting and challenging area. Hear what IoT is all about, how Microsoft Azure can help in the process and how it all fits together. Join...

DevOps in the Cloud: Slide Deck


I’d like to thank all those who attended last week’s sessions at CodeValue’s open-day “From ALM to DevOps”. I had a good time delivering my session, and I hope you enjoyed it and all other sessions as well. The slide deck from my session is available to view online from SlideShare. DevOps in the Cloud from Eran Stiller If you attended the session and have an open question, feel free to ask. See you next time! The post DevOps in the Cloud: Slide Deck appeared first on Stiller on Software
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Upcoming Event: From ALM to DevOps


How do companies like Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn achieve high levels of execution which allow implementing hundreds and even thousands of lines of code every day, while maintaining a high & consistent level of performance, security and availability? How can the development and operation environments work together to create a meaningful competitive edge for the organization? In an era where time-to-market and product quality have a critical meaning, the DevOps methodology offers simple and effective ways to shorten schedules, improve the product quality and maintain a competitive edge. During the event, both me any my CodeValue colleagues will present you...
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Released: Code Contracts VS2012 Editor Extensions


Code Contracts is an experimental project from Microsoft Research which provides a language-agnostic way to express coding assumptions in .NET programs, thus allowing for improved testability, static verification at compile time and automatic API documentation. If you participated in my session about Code Contracts last week, then you already know that. At my session, I said that Microsoft has not yet released the Code Contracts Editor Extensions for VS2012. Well that, my friends, has changed… Microsoft has just released the Code Contracts Editor Extensions for VS2012! This extension allows you display Code Contracts in code, Intellisense and...
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