Daily Digest: ASP MVC 5.1, ASP Web API 2.1, PaaS Slow Adoption, Google Maps API, and more…


Amazon and Microsoft Drop Cloud Storage Prices By Up to 50%: 
First, Amazon dropped the price of its S3 cloud storage service by 22%. Now, Microsoft has followed suit by cutting the price for Azure by up to 50% to keep up.
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Is an MBA Worthwhile or Worthless for Tech Pros?: 
Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.
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Implement Google Maps API on PhoneGap Using the Device API: 
Explore how to use Google Maps API together with PhoneGap to create an interactive map.
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Why Isn’t PaaS More Popular?: 
Analysts have various theories on why cloud development platforms have become the ugly stepchild of cloud computing.
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Visual Studio 2013 Update 1, ASP.Net MVC 5.1, Web API 2.1 all RTW and more: 
The week’s top development news
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Good2Read: Building Data-Centric Web Apps with ASP.NET MVC and Ext JS

Juan Carlos Olamendy has a great article in the March issue of the MSDN Magazine.  He has a well written and documented example of how to implement different technologies to achieve a great user experience.  As a developer/architect the key is to first know well all the tools at your disposal and then knowing how to make use of what and when.  This is where science meets art and you go from a mere developer to a craftman.  You should always take pride in how well thoughtout the appliation you are writing is.  This article is great at getting you there, that is, making the informed decisions you need to make to produce a great, reach user experience.