Part 2 of the Blog Series: Cloudy with a Chance of VMs: Scaling Up & Out with Azure explains how to configure an Azure Load Balancer and compares Manual VM scaling to Auto-Scaling via Azure Scale Sets.
Backend Pool configuration
Cloud Computing shines in a cost-benefit analysis; virtually unlimited resources are available at a moment’s notice, and resources must only be paid for if and when they are needed. Unlike dedicated servers, Cloud-based resources scale quickly & automatically to respond to peak loads. They can also provide fault tolerance via replication both within and between data centers. (more…)
Many undocumented subtleties figure prominently when designing and scaling the Azure architecture of a new Azure Web App, whether starting from scratch or porting an existing .NET app to the Azure Cloud. It’s always best to determine system compatibilities and custom needs prior to deployment. While Microsoft’s Azure documentation is generally good, navigating the often undocumented details can prevent pitfalls and optimize the scalability of your Azure Cloud-based solution. (more…)
This is the first of a series of tutorials on using Bootstrap radio buttons in the wild to filter real datasets in concert with other commonly-used UI components like DataTables and jQuery UI.
Part 1: Converting a classic input radio to the Bootstrap label
Filtering tables of data is the central task of many a business web-app. DataTables are searchable by default, but records often beg to be batch-filtered into several status modes like: current | archived | all.
Bootstrap Radio Buttons provide a nice, clean look, but many developers shy away from them due to unfamiliarity with their CSS label-based class manipulation and/or compatibility issues with other component libraries like jQuery UI.
Bootstrap checkbox and radio btn-groups work ‘out of the box’, but the simple activation of a default button decouples active button highlighting from the input tag checked state. In this case, the active label class must be handled manually, but the docs don’t explain how, so a stack-overflow of posts for dev-help ensues. (more…)
Development effort Q&A: native Android versus iOS app
Q) What is the relative effort to develop a native app for Android versus iOS?
A) It depends on how proficient the developer is and what she’s told to do.
Some developers maintain that Android work tends to take about 20% longer than equivalent iOS functionality. Other voices maintain the opposite: that Android development—not to mention code submission—can progress much more quickly than iOS. I’d say it depends: