Thursday, September 25, 2014

event: Microsoft 2014

Microsoft 2014:

AzureConf Logo

On October 21st, 2014, Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, another free event for the Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Azure community members

IoT: standards - O'Reilly Radar

In pursuit of universal IoT standards - O'Reilly Radar:

"The first remotely operated domestic machine — a toaster — was connected to the Internet less than a quarter-century ago, in 1990. The Internet of Things (IoT) doubled in size a year later with the addition of a coffee pot. Eventually, the Internet Engineering Task Force Network Working Group assigned the coffee pot its own specific standard, HTCPCP 1.0, the Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol, RFC 2324."

Free e-Book: Learning Xamarin | Jesse Liberty

Free e-Book: Learning to Master Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Xamarin | Jesse Liberty:


Windows Apps: one fee forewer

New Dev Center lifetime registration and benefits program:
"Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with no annual renewal fee...

Each of our 600,000+ registered developers will no longer need to pay any additional fees to maintain their account."
Building Apps for Windows

TWC9: WinJS 3.0, Dev Center Lifetime Registration, the .NET Universe Poster and more | This Week On Channel 9 | Channel 9

Getting the most out of Azure in your MSDN subscription - BizSpark Australia - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

WinJS 3.0 open source

WinJS Everywhere:

JavaScript library for WinRT apps (Windows & Phone 8.1)

is now available as open source and also works with Chrome, Safari & Firefox.

A nice way to make Windows 8 UI on Android :)

WinJS: 5 Things You Need To Know About Microsoft's New Open-Source JavaScript Library - ReadWrite

person: Peter Thiel (PayPal)

Peter Thiel's Contrarian Strategy @ Fortune Magazine (cover story)

"...In 1998, Thiel co-founded the pioneering e-commerce payments company PayPal, which was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. 

... PayPal people including at least seven now valued at more than $1 billion:"

  • Tesla TSLA -2.06% and SpaceX (co-founded by Elon Musk), 
  • LinkedIn LNKD -2.64% (Reid Hoffman), 
  • YouTube (Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim), [Google] 
  • Yelp YELP -3.49% (Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons), 
  • Yammer (David O. Sacks),  [Microsoft]
  • and the data-mining company Palantir (co-founded by Thiel himself in 2004).

Zero to One (book's web site)