PowerShell 5.0 February preview is available to download from here:
February 2015 includes the following:Updates to Windows PowerShell, Windows
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)Windows PowerShell ISEPlus new
OneGet PowerShellGetNetwork Switch Supported OSs: Windows Server 2012
R2Windows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows Server 2012February 2015
preview updates the November 2014 preview with a few more new features
here (only two of them stable):
Develop DSC resources with classes in Windows PowerShell - StableRemove DSC
documents delivered to a system - StableSupport for inheritance with classes
in Windows PowerShell - ExperimentalDSC resource script debugging -
ExperimentalSupport for new RefreshMode - ExperimentalPartial configurations
support mixed RefreshModes - Experimenta... (more)
IBM recently boosted its support for its IoT Foundation Service by setting up
a dedicated IoT business practice with funds totaling $3B.
This will bring together clients, partners and stake holders to integrate
dispersed sources, sensors, devices, business operations to glean real-time
This IoT ecosystem partnership will include The Weather Company that provides
a strong bearing on anything related to weather on business.
IoT Foundation Service makes it easy to access IoT via Cloud APIs. The cloud
platform will further add:
IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries... (more)
So You Want to Use JSON with the 'Internet of Things'
Object Notation. JSON packs lot more power into just information in a piece
JSON has become a nice connector to bridge the physical (IoT) and the Digital
worlds (Web Services).
Get this still in development plug-in (pURL) if you want to read URLs in JSON
format to send out a listenable event. This is just the beginning to create
automatons based on URL content, be it web services or something else.
Excellent support from Oracle to its products has prompted (it appears)
Microsoft to deprecate the System.Data.OracleClient. The developers will of
course migrate their applications that use this product.
The comparison listing of ODP.NET and Microsoft Oracle Client shows a lot of
no's for Microsoft and lots of yes's for Oracle's ODP.NET. Of course you want
to join the "yes" gang.
The ODAC downloads are on this page for specified versions of Visual Studio
and Oracle versions here.
For example the ODAC 11g 18.104.22.168.21 include the following:
a) Oracle Providers for ASP.NET (22.214.171.124.20... (more)
Enterprises are increasingly being called upon to provide a high level of
user experience with compelling and interactive content. Serving enterprise
content and data securely to internet / intranet has become a very common
necessity and is routinely handled by web servers. Web services technology,
on the other hand, addresses the application-to-application transparent
interaction over the web using industry standards. Delivery of web services
can also be handled by databases which are responsive to HTTP requests. In
this article a simple example of serving a static web page cont... (more)