When it comes to editors there are a few that stand out. Visual Studio is a first class editor. Packages can be added and it can be customized to fit your needs. C#, VB, C++. You can do Unity Development in it, Xamarin Development, Arduino Development. There are a ton of cool features and uses. However, it does not run on a Mac or Linux. When it comes to those platforms there are also some good options. PhpStorm, Eclipse, Android Studio, xCode and more. The editor I like to use, especially when I am building PHP sites is NetBeans. I have been a fan of NetBeans for some time now. Lightweight. Easy to use. Robust. And more importantly, it has debugging and remote publishing built in.
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On to step 3! We created a Ubuntu VM. We configured it to be LAMP ready. And now…YAWIP (Yet Another WordPress Installation Post). Yes, I am sorry. Another post about how to install WordPress. It is quite alright. WordPress is super popular and it goes nice with this series.
WordPress is available via the Azure Websites but sometimes you want more control over the features or server and these tutorials are meant for that.
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Welcome to part 2 of this series entitled, Linux Powered by Azure (#poweredbyazure). In the previous tutorial we stood up an Ubuntu virtual machine and connect to is securely through SSH by creating a private and public key pair using openssl. The server is up and running but is not really configure to do anything. In this tutorial we will look at filling out the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
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I am starting a 4-5 part series on running Linux out on Azure. Starting from standing up a virtual machine to installing WordPress and remote debugging and deploying.
Azure provides three compute models for running applications: Azure Websites, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Cloud Services. Azure Websites is a quick and easy way to deploy your website running .NET, PHP, Node.js and Java along with many frameworks and applications that are ready to go. However, there are some instances that you may want bit more control over the configuration of your website. This tutorial will show how to build a Linux based webserver out on Azure just for that reason.
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Windows Phone App Studio is a great online tool to get a Windows Phone app or Windows Store app built in no time. With social connections, RSS feeds and data collections it is robust enough to build the app of your choice. With simple drag and drop interface along with a few configurations and app can be created and published to the store in no time. Read more “Azure Enable your Windows Phone App Studio Project”
It is easy when you are a large company to employ a technology department or hire an outside consulting firm to build you a mobile app. It is more difficult if you are a startup or small business. At times, the startups and small businesses do not have the luxury to outsource a build for an app. Even more, they might not have the time to do it. So how does a startup or small business build an app with no time, no money and little effort?
Welcome to Windows Phone App Studio!
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Windows App Studio is an online tool that allows users to create Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications in a drag and drop environment. You can create simple fan type apps that consume resource from blogs or social sites like YouTube or Instagram or you can get a little fancier by using Data Collections. If you are real courageous you can export your project and have the full source code. Be sure to visit my tutorial to get some in depth help on using App Studio.
In the past few days the site and tool has been updated with new features and training options.
When you start building applications or games at some point you are going to run into the question “Where do I save data?”. Some apps can keep data locally but if the app or game wants any viral or social activity then a central data store will be needed at some point. There are plenty of ways to go about doing that but today I am going to touch briefly on Azure Mobile Services and Construct 2. Read more “Microsoft Azure and Construct 2”
Finally! The Azure tutorial is here! This is a simple way to set up your App Studio apps to use your Azure Mobile Services rather than the standard data collection that come with an App Studio Project.
Lets dive in. (UPDATED NOVEMBER 14th 2014)
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I decided to take on a project that involves creating a Windows Universal App that communicates to an Arduino device via Bluetooth. I found a blog post (thanks Channel 9) and used the Arduino Sketch to get going but modified it to include 2-way communication. The sketch accepts input from the Windows device but also sends data based on push buttons.
Here was Beta 1 with the phone
Updated GitHub Repository