Monday, April 18, 2016

Azure Service Fabric

Introducing Azure Service Fabric @ InfoQ

Azure Service Fabric Reaches General Availability @ InfoQ
"At Microsoft’s recent Build conference in San Francisco, the company announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Service Fabric.
In the Day 2 Keynote presentation, Scott Guthrie, executive vice president cloud and enterprise, describes Azure Service Fabric as a “higher level container based programming model” that sits on top of two Azure other services including Azure Container Service and VM Scale Sets."

Google/Nest: time-limited IoT product?!

The time that Tony Fadell sold me a container of hummus. — Medium
"17 months ago, Google acquired Revolv, a very cool home automation hub (for $299). It is a small circular device about the size of a small container of hummus that uses a variety of common home automation radios to communicate with light switches, garage door openers, home alarms, motion sensors, A/C controllers etc. It also uses WiFi to talk to the Internet so that can control home remotely using an app on smartphone.... on May 15th they will actually turn off the device and disable your ability to use the hardware that you paid for..."