Sunday, May 05, 2013

Windows Azure SDK 2.0

Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET - ScottGu's Blog: "new capabilities include:

  • Web Sites: Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics
  • Cloud Services: Support for new high memory VM sizes, Faster Cloud Service publishing & Visual Studio Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data
  • Storage: Storage Client 2.0 is now included in new projects & Visual Studio Server Explorer now supports working with Storage Tables
  • Service Bus: Updated client library with message pump programming model support, support for browsing messages, and auto-deleting idle messaging entities
  • PowerShell Automation: Updated support for PowerShell 3.0, and lots of new PowerShell commands for automating Web Sites, Cloud Services, VMs and more."

Azure SDK Downloads

7", 3x4, $169 Android Tablet: Acer Iconia A1

Acer Iconia A1 - Tablets - CNET Reviews

This is 1/2 of iPad mini price, and has almost the same features.
3x4 screen is better for reading documents, such as PDF files.
This is getting close to real "peoples" tablet.
In fact the only "problem" is Android GUI,
that is too crowded, less intuitive than iOS.

Apache Mahout - Machine Learning

What is a Mahaut?

A mahout is a person who rides an elephant.

This is also a "machine learning" tool that works with Hadoop,

a tool that got a name from a toy elephant

podcast interview Episode 193: Apache Mahout | Software Engineering Radio:
"Grant Ingersoll, founder of the Mahout project, talks with Robert about machine learning."