Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2010«

Comparing AWS SimpleDB and Windows Azure Table Storage – Part I

September 30, 2010


We have a multitude of options for storing data in the cloud.  If you are looking for a storage mechanism for fast access to non-relational data, then both the Amazon Web Service (AWS) SimpleDB product and the Microsoft Windows Azure Table storage are viable choices.  In this post, I’m going to do a quick comparison […]

Lesson Learned: WCF Routing Service and the BasicHttpBinding

September 19, 2010


Two weeks before submitting the final copy of my latest book, I reran all my chapter demonstrations that had been built during the year.  Since many demos were written with beta versions of products, I figured I should be smart and verify that everything was fine with the most recent releases.  But alas, everything was […]

Book’s Sample Chapter, Articles and Press Release

September 17, 2010


The book is now widely available and our publisher is starting up the promotion machine.  At the bottom of this post is the publisher’s press release.  Also, we now have one sample chapter online (Mike Sexton’s Debatching Bulk Data) as well as two articles representing some of the material from my Content Based Routing chapter […]

RSS, RSS Readers and Finding Information

September 13, 2010


Last week my long-suffering blog reader, Bloglines, pulled the plug.  I’ve since moved over to Google Reader and like it more than the last time I tried it.  Coinciding with Bloglines’ death, a few blog posts cropped up talking about the state of RSS (readers) and the evolved information gathering habits of the consumer.  I […]

And … The New Book is Released

September 8, 2010


Nearly 16 months after a book idea was born, the journey is now complete.  Today, you can find our book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, in stock at and for purchase and download at the Packt Publishing site. I am currently in Stockholm along with co-authors Stephen Thomas and Ewan Fairweather delivering […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Mark Simms

September 1, 2010


Happy September and welcome to the 23rd interview with a thought leader in the “connected technology” space.  This month I grabbed Mark Simms who is member of Microsoft’s AppFabric Customer Advisory team, blogger, author and willing recipient of my random emails. Mark is an expert on Microsoft StreamInsight and has a lot of practical customer […]


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