BUILD is over and there were a ton of announcements there. I still haven't had time to install 8.1 yet, or any of the other preview things. Hopefully you'll be able to take some time out and enjoy this week's links:
- Windows Azure Mobile Services and Web Sites are now generally available: Which means they are not in preview any longer. There's also a bunch of new stuff available like auto scaling, alerts, and some improved monitoring.
Unity and Microsoft partnership: Unity is a popular cross-platform game development ecosystem. Sounds like there may even be some cloud stuff in the works there.
Azure Mobile Services for Unity 3D: I think this is probably old news, but there are some plugins for Unity 3D that work with Windows Azure Mobile Services.
NodeFly introduces Uhura: A server to server event emitter.
Monitoring production grade Node applications: Some tips on logging/monitoring while in production.
Rails 4.0 final version released: It's out. Go here to read about it.
Rails 4 on Heroku: And here's how to run it on Heroku.
Removing Turbolinks from Rails 4: Not everyone likes turbolinks. Thankfully they are pretty easy to remove.
10 new features in Windows 8.1 preview that saved my Surface RT: Some of the new 8.1 features are pretty nice.
Building apps for Firefox OS, Chrome OS, and the web: This starts with unboxing a Firefox OS dev unit, then follows the natural process of throwing together an app, debugging, etc.
Caption hover effects: A tutorial on creating some neat caption hover effects in modern browsers.
Building a web app from scratch with AngularJS: For those looking to learn AngularJS.
Brackets, Edge Code, and MAX 2013: Brackets is a nice little OSS editor sponsored by Adobe. Here's a few videos about it.
Build desktop apps with HTML using Brackets shell: Speaking of Brackets, here's how you can use the shell from it to create your own HTML/JS apps that run on the desktop.
Effective workflow advice for the modern developer: Some workflow tips.
CSS for dummies: Another resource for learning CSS.
Advanced Grunt tooling: Learning some of the more advanced things you can do with Grunt.
BUILD videos: Videos from the BUILD conference are starting to appear on Channel 9.