Daily Digest: AWS SDK for Javascript, Ruby Collections, Vanity URLs with Azure Websites, and more…


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Amazon Unveils AWS SDK for JavaScript: 
The tool makes it easier to write browser-based applications that access Amazon’s cloud computing services.
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How to Call a JavaScript Function From a String Without Using eval: 
eval is evil in JavaScript!
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A Guide to Ruby Collections III: Enumerable and Enumerator: 
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series A Guide to Ruby Collections
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The Agile Tailor and Other Stories: 
There’s nothing like a humorous column. Mark J. Balbes pokes fun at all things agile.
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Location based Push Notifications with Windows Azure Notification Hubs: 
Nick Harris and Chris Risner are joined by Elio Damaggio, Program Manager on the Windows Azure Notification Hubs team. During this episode you will learn how you can send easily implement location based/geotargeted push notifications using Windows Azure Notification Hubs. Examples of scenarios where this may be useful can include; contextual remionders, weather alerts, retargeting customers of a specific store, sending coupons and marketing promotions by region.
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Configuring Vanity URLs for use with Windows Azure Websites: 
To get yoursite.com instead of yoursite.azurewebsites.net with a Windows Azure website you need to configure DNS and make entries in to your DNS registrar’s zone file for the domain you want to use. You need to use some special “Azure Websites Verify” (awverify) CNAME records to prove to Azure that you actually own the domain.
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