Earlier this week I had a chance to take part in the Windows Azure Dev Camp in Zurich. I must say I really enjoyed the camp, especially the practical part. Azure is really growing in terms of functionalities offered and user base. I am really looking forward to using it in one of my projects. As usual, the pricing might be the tricky part, but Microsoft has reduced the prices several times, so I hope this trend will continue.
Anyway, upgrading the Windows Server OS version of my Azure service from 2008 to 2012 with one mouse click, within a minute or two: priceless.
I have passed the Software Architecture: Principles and Practices exam from Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Such a relief after all those days of studying. There is more coming from SEI, probably later on this year.
I have just discovered a great, easy to use and surprisingly powerful website – IFTTT.com allowing to define trigger-action based rules that integrate dozens of popular online services. You will find a general overview of the platform here: https://ifttt.com/wtf.
With all those online services available, finally there is a tool that can make them work together, exchange events and information. I just love it!