Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How Azure Works

An excellent overview of Azure fundamentals:

How Windows Azure Works
The relationship between Azure, the Fabric, and the Fabric Controller. The Fabric is an abstract model of the massive number of servers in the Azure data center. The Fabric Controller manages everything.
this is a chapter from book: Manning | Azure in Action


visual programming: "Blockly" @ Google Developers

Blockly | Google Developers
"Blockly is a library for building visual programming editors."
  • "Web-based, no Flash.
  • 100% client-side.
  • Only 150 KB compressed.
  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, IE.
  • Android and iOS support. 
  • Variables, functions, arrays...
  • Syntax errors are impossible.
  • Basic type checking.
  • Extend with custom blocks.
  • Open source. 
  • Export as JS, Python, and more.
  • Clean code generation.
  • Execute code step-by-step.
  • Translated to 40+ languages.
  • RTL for Arabic and Hebrew."
it is like Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share ( and likely better