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Discovered this morning that Azure Functions has very strict requirements on what IP addresses it...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 02/09/2018

Data Science and Machine Learning

Just added a new page to the...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/02/2016

Ruby, TinyTDS, and Azure SQL Database update

I got a note the other day that the 0.6.3-rc2 version of TinyTDS now includes the security bits...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/05/2015

PowerShell and Maven

I'm not normally a big PowerShell user, but the new version in the Windows 10 beta is pretty nice....

Author: Larry Franks Date: 06/01/2015

Atom.io for Markdown editing

A while back, Atom.io replaced Sublime Text as my go-to editor of choice for most things (I still...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/18/2015

Hello again, it's been a while.

It's been a while since I posted here, mostly it's been a combination of vacation and moving to a...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 04/28/2015

Pie in the Sky (August 8th, 2014)

It has been a really long, really busy week, so not many links today. Looking forward to the weekend...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/08/2014

Pie in the Sky (August 1st, 2014)

Missed last week as I was out of town, so catching up a bit this week. Cloud Packer.io, OpenNebula,...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/01/2014

Pie in the Sky (July 18th, 2014)

Flying this weekend, so definitely need stuff to read. Here's part of what I will be reading while...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 07/18/2014

Pie in the Sky (July 11th, 2014)

Here's some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Microsoft, Google, and Docker collaboration: To...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 07/11/2014

Pie in the Sky (June 27th, 2014)

Cloud Trying Redis Caching: Working with Azure Redis Cache. MongoDB enterprise: Now available in the...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 06/27/2014

Pie in the Sky (June 13th, 2014)

Last week was soooooo busy, I didn't have time for links on Friday. This week has been a little...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 06/13/2014

Pie in the Sky (May 30th, 2014)

Not a lot of links this week, but some good ones. Cloud Moving to Microsoft Azure: The experience of...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/30/2014

Pie in the Sky (May 23rd, 2014)

Busy week, once again. But at least it's a long weekend for Memorial day. Here are some links for...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/23/2014

Pie in the Sky (May 16th, 2014)

Back from TechEd, where there were a lot of announcements from Microsoft about working with various...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/16/2014

Pie in the Sky (May 9th, 2014)

Next week is TechEd, so it's off to Texas and a bunch of presentations, meetings, etc. Might get to...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/09/2014

Pie in the Sky (May 2nd, 2014)

Working on some largish projects at work, so not a lot of time to accumulate links this week. Here's...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 05/02/2014

Pie in the Sky (April 25th, 2014)

It's supposed to be a nice weekend, so I may have to skip reading and spend some time outside. For...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 04/25/2014

Pie in the Sky (April 18th, 2014)

It's pretty quiet this week, so not a lot of links. Maybe everyone is off at the beach for spring...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 04/18/2014

Pie in the Sky (April 11th, 2014)

It's been a pretty busy week, what with security vulnerabilities among other things. Here's a few...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 04/11/2014

Pie in the Sky (April 4th, 2014)

It's the weekend I wanted to go see a movie, so of course I now have a cold. Well at least there's...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 04/04/2014

Pie in the Sky (March 28th, 2014)

It's been sort of a crazy busy week, so not a large number of links. But maybe you (like me,) need a...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 03/28/2014

Pie in the Sky (March 21st, 2014)

It has been a busy, long week, but I have managed to find time to read a few links. Here are the...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 03/21/2014

Pie in the Sky (March 14th, 2014)

The web is 25 years old this week. I remember my manager asking me (back in the early 90's when the...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 03/14/2014

Pie in the Sky (March 7th, 2014)

It's been a little busy this week, so only a few links. Some good ones in here though. Client/Mobile...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 03/07/2014

Pie in the Sky (February 28th, 2014)

Some interesting links for your weekend reading. Client/Mobile Understanding masonry layout: I...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 02/28/2014

Pie in the Sky (February 21st, 2014)

Not a lot of links this week, though I do have one for making a Flappy Bird clone. :) Cloud Windows...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 02/21/2014

Pie in the Sky (February 14th, 2014)

Here are some links for your weekend reading. Cloud Source control credentials issue & fix:...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 02/14/2014

Pie in the Sky (February 7, 2014)

Woops, forgot to post this last Friday. Ah well, some links to start the week with then. Cloud Cloud...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 02/10/2014

Pie in the Sky (January 31st, 2014)

This is a client & mobile heavy week, though there's some cloud, Node, PHP, and Ruby goodness in...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 01/31/2014

Pie in the Sky (January 24th, 2014)

Last year this time, I had wildflowers in the yard. This year, it's barely above freezing. I'm fine...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 01/24/2014

Pie in the Sky (January 17th, 2014)

Was a bit of a quiet week, but I found a few interesting links. A bunch of stuff happened in the...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 01/17/2014

Pie in the Sky (January 10th, 2014)

It's the end of my first week back after the holidays. Here's a few links I managed to pick up this...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 01/10/2014

Pie in the Sky (December 6th, 2013)

Here is a summary of the links I've found interesting this week. Cloud Windows Azure is going to...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 12/06/2013

Pie in the Sky (November 22nd, 2013)

I'll be on vacation next week for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, so no blog post next...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 11/22/2013

Pie in the Sky (November 15, 2013)

Looks like its time for cold and flu season to kick in; woke up with a stuffy head this morning....

Author: Larry Franks Date: 11/15/2013

Pie in the Sky (November 8th, 2013)

Here are some interesting links for your weekend reading: Cloud Windows Azure Import/Export service...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 11/08/2013

Using WebSockets with Windows Azure Web Sites

If you missed the announcement the other day, WebSockets are now supported in Windows Azure Web...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 11/05/2013

Pie in the Sky (November 1, 2013)

Today is the first day that's really felt like Autumn here; leaves finally changed color and it's...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 11/01/2013

Pie in the Sky (October 25, 2013)

My reading plan for this weekend is mostly going to be learning Elixir (or continuing to learn it,)...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 10/25/2013

Pie in the Sky (October 11th, 2013)

It's been a busy week, with little time for reading about new things. But I do have some mobile and...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 10/11/2013

Pie in the Sky (October 4th, 2013)

I've decided, this weekend I learn functional programming. Picked up a book on Functional JavaScript...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 10/04/2013

Pie in the Sky (September 27th, 2013)

Happy Friday! Here's some reading for the weekend. Cloud Windows Azure multi-factor authentication:...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 09/27/2013

Pie in the Sky (September 20, 2013)

Almost forgot the Friday post again, but caught it on Saturday. Setting an alarm for Friday...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 09/21/2013

Pie in the Sky (September 13th, 2013)

It's late Friday-post day! Got caught up in a project on Friday and completely forgot about posting...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 09/16/2013

Pie in the Sky (September 6, 2013)

Back from vacation this week and trying to catch up on things I missed while out last week. Here's...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 09/06/2013

Send Push Notifications from an OData Service using Windows Azure Notification Hubs

There are three main benefits provided to mobile device apps by cloud-based services: data access...

Author: Glenn Gailey [MSFT] Date: 08/26/2013

Pie in the Sky (August 23, 2013)

Busy week at work, working on some new projects. Here's a few links for your Friday reading. Cloud...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/23/2013

Pie in the Sky (August 16th, 2013)

Most of this week has been vacation for me, so not too many links for this weekend. Still, I've...

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/16/2013

Pie in the Sky (August 9th, 2012)

Happy weekend! Two days next week and I'm on vacation, so I may only have a few links for next week....

Author: Larry Franks Date: 08/09/2013

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