Saturday, February 27, 2016

Azure Storage Explorer (tools)

new tool: Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (2016, JavaScript, Electron)
"for OS X, Linux, and Windows (and it's free)"
"Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (Preview) is a standalone app from Microsoft that allows you to easily work with Azure Storage data. The Preview release currently supports Azure Blobs only. Tables, queues, and files are coming soon."Releases · Azure/deco (older open source version)

old tool: Azure Storage Explorer - Home (2014, C# WPF)
"Azure Storage Explorer is not actively maintained and only receives updates about once a year.
You may want to consider Microsoft's Azure Storage Explorer (a different tool)"

Azure Data Storage options (free ebook)

1 - Data Storage for Modern High-Performance Business Applications
@ MSDN patterns & practices
3 - Implementing a Relational Database
4 - Implementing a Key/Value Store
5 - Implementing a Document Database
6 - Implementing a Column-Family Database
Azure: Pattern : Data Storage

Azure Storage Resources

PlaNet: Google AI photo geolocation

This Google A.I. Can Figure Out Where Almost Any Photo Was Taken - Forbes

"the team divided the globe into about 26,000 squares of differing sizes based on how many photos from the data set were taken in the area.
PlaNet is able to localize 3.6% of the images at street-level accuracy and 10.1% at city-level accuracy. 28.4% of the photos are correctly localized at country level and 48.0% at continent level,”

Visual programming languages (Blockly...)

Visual programming language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

google/blockly: The web-based visual programming editor. @ GitHub

FAQ | Blockly | Google Developers
"Why are graphics better than text?
Novice programmers are fighting two battles at once: the fight to translate their ideas into logical statements, and the fight to keep the syntax legal. Blockly makes it completely impossible to make a syntax error. There are no unbalanced parentheses, no unescaped strings, no missing semicolons. Blockly allows novice programmers to concentrate on the logic.

Blockly has been under full-time development at Google since 2011."