In the spirit to embrace wearables industry, especially tomorrow-preorder-opened Apple Watch, I need to share about developing Apple Watch app with WatchKit framework. But the real world app, including Apple Watch app, needs a backend and what I know best is using Microsoft Azure. So, you may wonder how it is possible.
However, for now, to my knowledge, it’s not possible to access backend service, or do network request in general, directly within WatchKit app. We have to do it in big iOS app or so-called parent iOS app of the WatchKit app. Hey, WatchKit app is not even a standalone app, it’s actually an extension of an iOS app. Continue reading Apple Watch App + Azure Mobile Service
I’m dying to get client software to access my SQL Server from my Mac. All this time I use Navicat for SQL Server Lite, as name, a lite/free version, which has been very outdated. The full version is more up-to-date and more features, but honestly it is a bit expensive for me.
Another option is using SQuirrel SQL which happens to have SQL Server support. Since it’s developed in Java and as long as you have JDBC driver of DBMS to access, I think it can access that DBMS well. It’s a great piece of free software. Just sometime it’s a bit complex for simple query operation that I want, for example.
Continue reading Cross Platform CLI for SQL Server
I spent sometime today with Bandung web and mobil developers to update some awesome new stuffs in Azure platform. Most of my sharing is talking about what ScottGu posted in his blog post.
As I happen to be one of advisor of Azure Mobile Services, I also shared new stuffs on Azure Mobile Services. Among other things are:
Continue reading Talk: Windows Azure Development Updates
As a addition to my post here, and Azure tutorial here. what if I want to shape the returned data of GET operation to certain table. If you look at SCRIPT menu on a table, you’ll find “Read” operation. Here where you can put server script to shape returned data.
Continue reading Shaping Returned Data in Azure Mobile Services
It started with this tweet:
It said that @hackerspacebdg, a co-working space for creative (developers, designers, bloggers) freelancers and entrepreneurs in Bandung, organises a sharing event to talk about database design and optimisation. On the last minute I tell the organiser that I’d like to share about database backend for mobile apps. They say OK, so I join the force.
Specifically I talk about Windows Azure Mobile Services that offers database-driven backend for mobile apps frontend, either for iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, or even Android. I choose specific implementation on iOS, since I do iOS app development almost everyday.
Continue reading Talk: Intro to Windows Azure Mobile Services with iOS