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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…


Porting Open Source Libraries to Windows for IoT (mincore)

Microsoft is bringing Windows to a new class of small devices. Riding the crest of the “Internet of Things” movement, Microsoft is looking to capitalize on devices and sensor capabilities of popular development boards. Recently, members of the Windows Developer Program for IoT have been able to gain access to a build of Windows which supports…


Kinect4NES – Control your classic NES with the Power of Kinect v2

Kinect4NES Recently, I have found myself becoming involved in the exciting world of “IoT” or internet of things.  All of this started while attending a presentation on the subject  that was put on by my fellow colleague Bret Stateham.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept of “IoT”, I like to think of it as a programmable system…


Introducing Azure Media Services – Uploading File Content to Azure Media Service

Azure Media Services allows you to leverage the highly scalable Azure infrastructure to deliver media content on demand.  It boasts the ability to deliver content at a scale equivalent of that used to distribute the Olympics to viewers worldwide!  It addition, it supports the ability to live stream muli-bitrate broadcasts, encode content on the fly, and…


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,…