Not the one I did back in 2010 (which is now horribly out of date!), rather a shiny new one which walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. It covers the development process as well as architecture and coding practices.
Download the E-book (PDF) and optionally the companion Fix It Project
The content is based on a presentation developed by (the awesome) Scott Guthrie
- Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2)
- and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September, 2013 (part 1, part 2)
Just a little reminder to myself… as I’m playing this through again on PS4…
Unlock QBZ-95-1 (Multiplayer): Sacrifice the Valkyrie
Unlock P90 (Multiplayer): Sacrifice Hannah
Unlock M249 (Multiplayer): Sacrifice Irish
Think I will go straight for M249 which I rather enjoyed on PC.
Planetside 2 on PC is amazing as a solo player and epic in a great squad … but you need a very good PC as the battles are huge (Think Battlefield 64 and then double it and then double it again and then …)
Or… you need a PlayStation 4.
It is a free genuine AAA game, which is not pay to win.
Reason #1 why not to buy an Xbox One…
(This is really just a test of Live Writer)
Just testing video posting in WordPress
I like the original on the Dual Shock 4 but I love these
(Again just testing New Post options in Word Press)
It took 30+ hours but I can now aim with a PlayStation 4 controller K/D now a healthy 1.541 and skill finally over 300 which takes me into Division 1 for the World – admittedly at the bottom.
(This is another test of New Post in WordPress)
Chris Heilmann http://christianheilmann.com/
(Just testing wordpress new post options – this is a quote :-))
I have had two orders with Amazon – a launch day PS4 console only and a full gamer pack guaranteed “pre Christmas”.
The launch day I placed after the unveiling of PS4 and Xbox One at E3. For me the PS4 was a clear winner and has remained so ever since.
The gamer pack I did after the US reviews of console and games came out this month – and I was certain that I would be going PS4 over Xbox One.
Today I need to decide which one to cancel.
I have never ever had a launch day console… so a part of me wants to say “I was there on day one!”. However in practical terms, it probably makes more sense to go for “pre Christmas”. I will miss any “launch day hiccups”, I avoid the “new shiny toy” vs “wedding anniversary is Dec 2nd” issue, I’m currently engrossed in Battlefield 4 and Planetside 2 on PC and I would get a good deal on Killzone + controller + camera….
Ho hum…decisions, decisions…
What are you folks doing? PS4 or Xbox One? Sticking with PC?
P.S. I haven’t blogged for ages… I will explain why later on… but this post was really to dust off Live Writer
Hence I just wanted to give a shout out for Digital Union (“The voice of the digital and creative sector in North East England”) who put on the excellent Summer Net-Together in Gateshead last week. Sunshine, great venue, great food, great people and a chance to understand a little more about the digital scene in the region now I have moved up here.
And as a direct result of one conversation (you know who you are!), I will be making the time to dig into http://www.mongodb.org/ in the coming weeks.
Finally a thank you to my company Waterstons for allowing me to take one of the free tickets they received as members of Digital Union.
I finally got round to downloading Razer Surround – a software solution for surround sound through stereo headphones. I have some great Roccat Kave 5.1 headphones on my gaming rig but I was curious as to whether a software only solution would work as I do sometimes game “elsewhere”. TBH I didn’t expect it to work.
Wow… Razer Surround works amazingly well for me – even using a £5 pair of ear buds. It worked so well I downloaded the software again just so I could make the optional donation to the charity Razer are supporting.