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Book Review: The REST API Design Handbook

June 21, 2012


I’ve read a handful of books about REST, API design, and RESTful API design, but I’ve honestly never read a great book that effectively balanced the theory and practice. That changed when I finished reading enstratus CTO George Reese’s new ebook, The REST API Design Handbook. I liked this book. A lot. Not quite a […]

Comparing Cloud Server Creation in Windows Azure and Tier 3 Cloud Platform

June 15, 2012


Just because I work for Tier 3 now doesn’t mean that I’ll stop playing around with all sorts of technology and do nothing but write about my company’s products. Far from it. Microsoft has made a lot of recent updates to their stack, and I closely followed the just-concluded US TechEd conference which covered all […]

Adding Voice To Event Processing Applications Using Microsoft StreamInsight and Twilio

June 7, 2012


I recently did an in-person demonstration of how to use the cool Twilio service to send voice messages when Microsoft StreamInsight detected a fraud condition. In this blog post, I’ll walk through how I built the StreamInsight adapter, Twilio handler service and plugged it all together. Here is what I built, with each numbered activity […]


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