3/30/2014 Article Links


A dark, windy, gloomy day at the Michigan City East Pier Light – about a year ago. Those birds showed a lot of gull hanging around in this kind of weather.


Web development stuff:

jsDelivr – The advanced open source public CDN

Using Media Queries in JavaScript (AbsurdJS? Are we really that desperate for new names for the latest JavaScript library?)

Do HTML5 apps have to be online all the time? (Short answer – no)

Creating CSS Animations Using Move.js

Half full or half empty? HTML5’s mixed outlook

Building A JavaScript Library With Tests, Mocks, and CI



Other stuff:

Hurts so good: 20 ways to torture developers (Sounds like MDD – Masochism Driven Development)



There are 10 kinds of people in the world – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.


3/29/2014 Article Links



Long exposure of the South Haven South Pier Light from a few weekends ago.


Programming stuff:

Docker’s red-hot application portability solution (no, not the pants!)

Project Siena Beta 2: Enabling business users to create apps connected to enterprise services, web and social

Foq 1.6 (Welcome to Foq University. Please DO NOT abbreviate University! Thank U!)

cereal – A C++11 library for serialization (this is a killer library!)


Business stuff:

Microsoft to rebrand ‘Windows Azure’ as ‘Microsoft Azure’

Nokia delays closure of sale to Microsoft of smartphone business

Ballmer hints he may step down from Microsoft board

Why 2014 Is The Year Of The Cheap Smartphone



The NSA is burning down the web, but what if we rebuilt a spy-proof internet?

3/28/2014 Article Links

So, this will be just a batch of links to get things started:


For those who give a Hadoop:

Develop C# Hadoop streaming programs for HDInsight

Develop Java MapReduce programs for HDInsight

Get started using Hadoop 2.2 clusters with HDInsight


Other Stuff:

Browser Compatibility Testing with Modern.IE Tools

Boston has a hot new app developer. Oh, yeah, he’s 8 years old.

Programming on the Toilet

Announcing the C++ FAQ

Code in JavaScript the smart, modular way

Announcing RTM of ASP.NET Identity 2.0.0

Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome

Life in the Digital Crosshairs

Microsoft DevRadio: Developing for Windows 8 in 1/2 the Time – Project Spark

Emails From Google’s Eric Schmidt And Sergey Brin Show A Shady Agreement Not To Hire Apple Workers

Android bugs leave every smartphone and tablet vulnerable to privilege escalation


Microsoft Virtual Academy:

JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

Building Modern Web Apps Jump Start

VB Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners