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Migrate Azure Web App with WordPress + ClearDB to Azure VM with WP+MySQL on Docker

Running WordPress requires an ability to run PHP and MySQL database for storing content and Azure Web Apps offer the ability to deploy WordPress instances in just a few clicks.  Out the box, Azure Web Apps support PHP up to the latest version. However, your options for fulfilling WP’s dependency on MySQL in Azure Web Apps have consisted of using a third party…

Video Series – Guide to Developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2

Introduction Today’s post focuses on a five-part video series that will show you everything you need to know to get started developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2.  The series covers everything from Installation, an overview of the Operating System, Development tools, GPIO interaction, helpful extension libraries, interacting with Analog sensors, and finally concludes…

Sending messages to Azure Event Hub with Spark over AMS API Proxy

In this article, I will describe how to publish data from a Spark Core to an Azure Event Hub for real-time processing using Azure Mobile Services as a message proxy. Spark OS is a distributed operating system for the Internet of Things that brings the power of the cloud to low-cost connected hardware.  Spark provides…

Using Web App Template in App Studio to Publish Top-Music-Videos.com WP8 in 25 Steps

Microsoft’s App Studio portal allows developers to build rapid prototypes as well as full blown applications quickly and easily on any machine with a capable web browser.  This has resulted in thousands of published apps from developers around the world!  In today’s post, I am going to focus on one of the many provided templates, the Web…

2nd Annual Houston Hackathon nets Honorable Mention for Team Awesome

This year marked the 2nd annual Houston Hackathon held at the Houston Technology Center in Downtown Houston.  This year’s event pitted 18 teams against each other to brainstorm up and prototype a technological innovation which benefits the city for the chance to pitch the idea to mayor Annise Parker.  Patrick Wolf, Jesus Hernandez, Thomas Garza,…