Daily Digest: Hybrid IT Roles, Kinect SDK with C++, Keeping ASP.NET Apps Alive, and more…


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Use IIS Application Initialization for keeping ASP.NET Apps alive: 
Ever want to run a service-like, always-on application inside of ASP.NET instead of creating a Windows Service or running a Console application? Need to make sure that your ASP.NET application is always running and comes up immediately after an Application Pool restart even if nobody hits your site? The IIS Application Initialization Module provides this functionality in IIS 7 and later, making it much easier to create always-on ASP.NET applications that can act like a service.
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5 Hybrid IT Roles Your Business Needs to Succeed in 2014: 
This year, the ability to simply configure and run a server or develop software in isolation won’t be enough. Employers will aggressively pursue workers with multi-dimensional talent — combinations of technology, domain, business, process and people skills.
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Kinect for Windows SDK C++ Samples: 
Today’s post is a reminder about all the available C++ Kinect for Windows SDK samples and examples…
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Daily Digest: Security Impermium Joins Google, Snapchat Targeted, ASP.NET Troubleshooting, and more…


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Security Startup Impermium Joining Google: 
Google expects Impermium to fit in with Google’s own spam and abuse teams
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Snapchat, Bitly and Kik Messenger Targeted By Spammers: 
Bitly is working with Symantec to clean up malicious links, the result of API keys left visible on the Web
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Cisco: Thousands of Web Hosting Centers Now Launchpads for Attacks: 
Web hosting centers around the world are being compromised by cyber-criminals that use them to launch major attacks against business and government, says Cisco in its annual security report. This threat really gained full steam last year, the company says.
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Evangelizing with Architecture: 
Why people should care is far more important than what the technology actually does.
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ASP.NET: Troubleshooting Applications with IIS Logs: 
Learn useful techniques to help you troubleshoot any application or system running under IIS, no matter what platform it’s coded on.
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SQL Server: Unit Testing SQL Server OLAP Cubes Using C#: 
Much time can be wasted testing complex OLAP Cubes only to find they weren’t created correctly. Mark Nadelson draws on his real-world experience to show how to unit test Cubes to ensure they were built the right way.
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Dynamic Grammar and the Kinect: 
Today’s project from Abhijit Jana talks about how you can build your Kinect app to handle different speech commands, dynamically.
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