Ahhhhhhhhh! That was great! I was in vacation enjoying family time.
I read two no-technical books
- Catching Fire – The Hunger Games book 2 (Suzanne Collins) – Great book!
- Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey (Chuck Wendig) – In this book you will found a lot of the really good post about writers… The style is different I and liked it!
And of course I have some reading notes that I didn’t publish before I went to vacation:
- AWS Marketplace Update - The First 90 Days - Quick status about the AWS Marketplace.
- Multi-provider PaaSes - what exactly do they offer? - Great post where the author is sharing is toughs about the cloud. Putting your code in the cloud doesn’t make it elastic or invulnerable... you need to do it to make it append.
- Introduction to Windows Azure Startup Tasks - Simple tutorial that is the perfect starting point for any one that knows the base of Azure. Nice catch for the "feature" in VS with batch scripts.
- Windows Azure Startup Tasks: Tips, Tricks, and Gotchas - This post great source of info and time saver.
- Windows Azure and Office 365 (Scott Gu) - Great post that pass through all the new features in Office365 and SharePoint.
- Fault-tolerance in Windows Azure SQL Database (Tony Petrossian) - Really nice article that explain the fault-tolerance, why it is needed, how it is done (replication, redundancy, detection, etc.).
- So you want to contribute to EF? Part 1: Introduction (Arthur Vickers) - Excellent series not only to know more about how to contribute with the Entity framework (EF) but with any kind of open source project.
- [Infographic] The Hype Versus Reality of HTML5 Deployment - Oh oh nice graphic about the HTML5 reality.
- Never Act Like the Smartest Guy in the Room (John Baldoni) - Nice post about how you should be in a team and some advice for the big head...
- 10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog (Brian Milne) - Good little tips to help us to enjoy while blogging and found more time to do it.
- Marketing yourself as a programmer (Patrick Wyatt) - Being able to sale yourself as a good programmer is important to find a new job but also to progress and be happy at your current job.
- Outlook Is Microsoft's Answer To Everything You've Ever Hated About Hotmail (Christina Chaey) - Interesting news about the new Outlook.com, features list and evolution story.
- Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing (Scott Hanselman) - This is a good post that need reflection. I could add that if you want to change something, do it progressively. Don’t try to wake up 3 hours earlier in one night...