Reading List Mar 16 – 23, 2017

Azure Architecture Center Ever wondered what the best practice for setting up and configuring cloud architectures well here is the answer welcome to the Azure Architecture Center
Accessing Azure App Services using Azure AD Bearer token Here are some simplified instructions on how to setup and use Azure Active Directory authentication for Azure App Services and code that will allow an application to use a Bearer Token to access that app.
Cloud Messaging – Amazon or Azure? When architecting solutions that need to communicate between separate services or applications, messages queues and services buses become increasingly important.


ASP.NET Core: Building chat room using WebSocket WebSocket is real-time communication protocol we can use to make UI in browser to send and receive messages from server over real-time communication channel. WebSocket is also supported by ASP.NET Core. This blog post demonstrates how to build simple browser based chat room on ASP.
Tweak sign in messages with the ASP.NET OWIN middleware Configuring the ASP.NET OWIN middleware (MW from now on) in your web app makes it super easy to sent your users to authenticate with Azure AD, as the MW takes care of manufacturing the right message for the Authorization endpoint from the options you provided at startup.
Short introduction to serverless architecture Serverless architecture and Functions as a Service (FaaS) are new trends in cloud computing. Besides Microsoft and Amazon there are many other vendors providing FaaS services. This blog post is short introduction to serverless architecture and here I try to explain what it is and why we need it.

Demystifying a few Angular2 concepts for starters Being immersed in the JavaScript frameworks world can be intimidating. Today, I will try to demystify a few concepts and perhaps at the same time answer some questions that someone starting with Angular2 will most probably have.
An Angular 2+ . Net Core Application Consuming an Azure Machine Learning Model Skip Navigation Links.

NuGet is now fully integrated into MSBuild In the past, NuGet packages were managed in two different ways – packages.config and project.json – each with their own sets of advantages and limitations. With Visual Studio 2017, we have revamped the NuGet package management experience by introducing package reference.

20 Software Scalability Questions & Answers for Architect Interview Web applications scalability is a common problem most of the web architect face. Any internet facing web application may require to be highly scalable due to heavy load of traffic. Now adays , developing a smart web application is much more than creating dynamic Web pages.
The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics “I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there’s no real problem, but I’m not sure there’s no real problem.
Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best. I returned to Japan, where I was working, and tried to forget about it. The tumors returned a year later, this time in my liver.
What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education

Reading List March 3 – 15, 2017

That big Amazon S3 outage was caused by a typo, company admits On Monday, many websites, news services, publishing platforms, and other internet-connected things that use Amazons AWS platform went dark. The cause can finally be revealed. The tech hiccup that made much of the web inaccessible was caused by human error.

How to Protect Your Web Application Against DDoS Attacks by Using Amazon Route 53 and an External Content Delivery Network Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are an attempt by a malicious actor to flood a network, system, or application with more traffic, connections, or requests than it is able to handle.

Azure – Inside the Azure App Service Architecture Azure App Service is considered an excellent Platform as a Service (PaaS), offering an application platform for developers to build Web, mobile and API applications.

Azure App Service Authentication–AAD Groups I wanted an easy way to leverage Azure AD Groups in my application. Thanks to Dushyant and my previous post on App Roles, I was able to throw together a sample. references: Authorization in Cloud Applications using AD Groups , Azure App Service Authentication – App Roles

Searching Blob Documents with the Azure Search Service One of the core services in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is the Storage Service, which includes Blobs, Queues, and Table storage. Blobs are great for anything you would use a file system for, such as avatars, data files, XML/JSON files, …and documents.

Git Best Practices The Visual Studio MVP Kent Bryant shares that the two primary issues that limit Git repos are huge files and huge number of files – Git’s 2 Biggest Issues .   As a best practice, you should consider keeping the Git repo size under 1GB and the overall file count less than 250k files.

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code. Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions.

BenchmarkDotNet/ at master · dotnet/BenchmarkDotNet · GitHub BenchmarkDotNet is a powerful .NET library for benchmarking. This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.

Creating A Simple Copy-To-Clipboard Directive In Angular 2.4.9 A couple of months ago, I happened to see Will Boyd on Twitter mention that JavaScript-based Clipboard support was fairly strong in modern browsers.

Essential Angular: Compilation I wrote an article about the core concepts of Angular 2 a year ago, during one of the early betas. Most of it is still accurate and relevant, but not everything. For instance, I wrote it before we introduced NgModules, before the AoT compilation became a thing, and before we built the new router. T

Curated Lists of Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and NLP resources Here are three useful resources for learning about Data Science: Machine Learning and Deep Learning Tutorial List: This link contains a topic-wise curated list of Machine Learning and Deep Learning tutorials, codes, articles and other resources

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers It undermines a long tradition of designing and building infrastructure in the public interest. I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment.

You can’t fix diversity in tech without fixing the technical interview. In the last few months, several large players, including Google and Facebook, have released their latest and ultimately disappointing diversity numbers.

7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed For nearly the entire 4.5 billion year history of our Solar System, the Earth hasn’t been alone while we revolve around the Sun. Our giant lunar companion is larger and more massive than any other moon when compared to the planet it orbits.

92% of us are breathing unsafe air. This map shows just how bad the problem is Clean energy is a key topic at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017. Watch the session on Energy’s Clean Transition here.

California exports its poor to Texas, other states, while wealthier people move in California exports more than commodities such as movies, new technologies and produce. It also exports truck drivers, cooks and cashiers. Every year from 2000 through 2015, more people left California than moved in from other states.

India is a top source and destination for world’s migrants India has a long history of migration. More than a century ago, large numbers of Indian migrants – many of them involuntary ones – moved to Africa, the Caribbean and within the Indian subcontinent itself.

A Short Guide to Death It’s a known fact that humans are, statistically speaking, losing touch with their corporeal selves. Our bodies are collectively in a state of unmatched decay.

Major earthquake could be overdue on San Andreas Fault north of L.A., new study finds Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the Grapevine north of Los Angeles, according to a sobering new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found earthquakes happen there on average every 100 years.

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to return. Tags: via Pocket March 14, 2017 at 07:52AM

Reading List Feb 14 – 21, 2017

Let’s Try WCF Self-Hosted Services in a Container Microservices are a hot architecture concept right now, and we hear a lot of interest in the architecture concepts.  Many of the ideas and capabilities behind microservices are already possible with the WCF frameworks for client and server creation.

A common execution path optimization Today I want to talk about one interesting optimization pattern that you may face in framework code or in high-performance libraries.

How to evaluate info you read on garbage collectors

Readmission Prediction Through Patient Risk Stratification Using Amazon Machine Learning The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was included as part of the Affordable Care Act to improve quality of care and lower healthcare spending.

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. Such floods are likely caused by atmospheric rivers: narrow bands of water vapor about a mile above the ocean that extend for thousands of kilometers.

How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor he dietary supplements had ominous names, like Black Widow and Yellow Scorpion. They contained an illegal and potentially dangerous molecule, similar in structure to amphetamines.

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth There’s a reason so many cultures worship the Sun. Our host star nourishes practically every living system on Earth, directly or indirectly, and gravitationally tethers our planet into its relatively stable orbit.