Azure Mobile Service Jobs

As I was getting ready to roll out Executify, I like many of you read¬†Scott Gu's announcement of Azure Mobile Services providing scheduled jobs, and I was very excited by this announcement. ¬†Because it was validation of the service I have been working on since May, and we didn't…

Welcome To Executify

I have a common problem that many developers have. I have small programs or processes that I want executed on a semi-regular basis, but having a whole server set aside for just running these processes seems like overkill. Back in May of this year I was thinking about this problem…

Hidden iPhone 5 Upgrade Fees And Bad AT&T Math

This is a break from my normal postings about technology, but I just needed to rant on this a little. Because as a programmer I understand that bad math happens, but this seems deliberate on AT&T's part. Let me start out by explaining, I like many other Americans…

Using Source Code Pro Font With Visual Studio

You may or may not be aware but Adobe released a new font a couple of days ago. Who cares right, you are not a graphics designer, you sling code for a living. Well you should care about this font. Adobe has released a font that has been optimized for…

Sometimes a nanosecond makes all the difference

In the Cassandra database there is a type known as TimeUUID. Which I have talked about a couple times on my blog and even created a pretty well received class for generating them. This type is typically used for log data, because it helps you create a unique value in…

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Data.Services, Version=5.0.0.0"

Recently while working on an OData endpoint for a web service I am setting up I came across this error. I did a quick search on the web, but all that I came up with was a bunch of overly complicated solutions to fix this issue. So I thought I…