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Microsoft’s Azure cloud service aims for near-perfect uptime, but that doesn’t mean it is immune from major disasters. Here are some examples of the mistakes Microsoft has made that have caused Azure to temporarily break, and the lessons you can learn as a developer no matter what cloud platform you deploy.
Back in November, Google began a US-only trial to expand its indexing from web sites to relevant Android apps as well. That trial has now expanded to all English content worldwide, meaning Aussie Android developers can sign up to try it out.
So many people want to go to Google I/O that Google is selecting from interested participants at random. Now Apple is adopting the same approach for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event.
Back in 2011, Microsoft launched Roslyn, a project to expose its .NET Compiler as a series of services. Now that project has gone open source, alongside a move by Microsoft to group all its open source activities under a new banner: the .NET Foundation.
If you’re interested in building your own website, or developing a web app or service for others to use, you’ll need to get familiar with how the web works and the tools you’ll need to develop for it. Mozilla’s Webmaker project can help you learn, with fun, interactive activities and lesson plans designed for people of all skill levels.
We like this for two reasons. First, anagrams are awesome. Secondly, even if you’re not an adherent of the functional programming approach, there are several lessons here every developer can heed.