Cloud, Node.js, PHP, and other Misc. links
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Busy week, which it usually is when there are things like BUILD coming up. Hopefully having BUILD in the spring means that the fall will be quieter than it has been in the past, but only time will tell. Speaking of time, take some time out this weekend and check out some of the links below:
Windows Azure: Major updates for Mobile Backend Development: Custom API support, Git source control, NPM module support, free 20MB database, and Android push notifications.
Windows Azure: Introducing multi-factor authentication: Windows Azure now supports multi-factor for Active Directory.
Node v0.8.25 (Maintenance): A new 8 series release this week.
Node v0.10.11 (stable): And a new 10 series.
Convincing the boss guide: For when you know Node.js is the best solution, but the boss doesn't.
Distributed applications and Node.js: Some concepts and experiments with distributed applications and Node.
Azure module 0.7.8: A new version of the Windows Azure SDK for Node.js is out.
- Installing CakePHP from the Windows Azure App Gallery: CakePHP is now in the app gallery on Windows Azure.
Stop doing Internet wrong: +100000
Roll your own Yeoman generators: An entertaining introduction to creating your own generators and understanding how Yeoman works.
JSON Generator: Put in a template, click the button, and you have some random JSON for testing.
8 simple steps for contributing to open source: In case you want to contribute to a project, but have no clue how to go about it.
14 Big Data startups you're going to be hearing a lot more about: A few big data related companies to keep an eye on.