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Keeping Your Salesforce.com App From Becoming Another Siebel System

September 27, 2012

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Last week I was at Dreamforce (the Salesforce.com mega-conference) promoting my recently released Pluralsight course, Force.com for Developers. Salesforce.com made a HUGE effort to focus on developers this year and I had a blast working at the Pluralsight booth in the high-traffic “Dev Zone.” I would guess that nearly 75% of the questions I heard […]

Versioning ASP.NET Web API Services Using HTTP Headers

September 25, 2012

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I’ve been doing some work with APIs lately and finally had the chance to dig into the ASP.NET Web API a bit more. While it’s technically brand new (released with .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012), the Web API has been around in beta form for quite a bit now. For those of us who […]

Book Review: Cloudonomics–The Business Value of Cloud Computing

September 24, 2012

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Last week I read Cloudonomics by Joe Weinman and found it to be the most complete, well-told explanation of cloud computing’s value proposition that I’ve ever read. Besides the content itself, I was blown away by the depth of research and deft use of analogies that Weinman used to state his case. The majority of […]

Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy

September 17, 2012

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Scott Hanselman wrote an interesting post called Everything’s Broken and Nobody’s Upset this weekend, and it reminded me of the classic, profound Louis CK bit called Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy. While Scott’s post was reasonable, I’m an optimist and instead thought of a few aspects of technology awesomeness in life that are super cool […]

Book Review: Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric Cookbook

September 14, 2012

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It’s hard to write technical books nowadays. First off, technology changes so fast that there’s nearly a 100% chance that by the time a book is published, its subject has undergone some sort of update. Secondly, there is so much technical content available online that it makes books themselves feel downright stodgy and out-dated. So […]

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