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Interview Series: Four Questions With … Shan McArthur

August 31, 2012


Welcome to the 42nd interview in my series of talks with thought leaders in the “connected systems” space. This month, we have Shan McArthur who is the Vice President of Technology for software company Adxstudio, a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics CRM, blogger and Windows Azure enthusiast. You can find him on Twitter as @Shan_McArthur. Q: […]

Three Months at a Cloud Startup: A Quick Assessment

August 29, 2012


It’s been nearly three months since I switched gears and left enterprise IT for the rough and tumble world of software startups and cloud computing. What are some of the biggest things that I’ve observed since joining Tier 3 in June? Having a technology-oriented peer group is awesome. Even though we’re a relatively small company, […]

My Latest Pluralsight Course, for Developers, is Available

August 24, 2012


I’ve spent the last few months working on a new course for the folks at Pluralsight, and I’m pleased to say that it’s now up and available for viewing. I’ve been working with the platform for a few years now, and jumped at the chance to build full course about it. for Developers […]

Building a Node.js App to Generate Release Notes from Trello Cards

August 13, 2012


One of the things that I volunteered for in my job as Product Manager at Tier 3 was the creation of release notes for our regular cloud software updates. It helps me stay up to date by seeing exactly what we’re pushing out. Lately we’ve been using Trello, the sweet project collaboration from Fog Creek […]

Combining Clouds: Accessing Azure Storage from Node.js Application in Cloud Foundry

August 9, 2012


I recently did a presentation (link here) on the topic of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for my previous employer and thought that I’d share the application I built for the demonstration. While I’ve played with Node.js a bit before, I thought I’d keep digging in and see why @adron won’t shut up about it. I also figured […]

Using StreamInsight 2.1 and IEnumerable to Process SQL Server Data

August 3, 2012


The StreamInsight team recently released a major new version of their Complex Event Processing engine and I’ve finally gotten a chance to start playing around with it. StreamInsight 2.1 introduced a new programming model that elevated the importance of IEnumerable/IObservable as event sources/sinks and deprioritized the traditional adapter model. In order to truly replace the […]


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