Thomson Reuters has released their first Top 100 Global Technology Leaders list to define new criteria for determining leadership in the 21st century. They’ve already been tracking tons of metrics on companies all around the world for their clients, and have decided to combine it all to create this new list. Thomson Reuters feels they’ve created a first-of-its-kind ranking methodology for the technology sector.
Spoiler: Microsoft ranked #1! Read More
Do you find it difficult to keep up-to-date on the frequent updates and changes in the Microsoft Azure cloud? If so, Build Azure Weekly is the solution you’ve been looking for! Build Azure Weekly is a weekly newsletter that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the week in addition to links to many other blog articles, podcasts and videos from all over the Internet.
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Blockchain is a revolutionary, yet complex technology to understand. There’s tons of information online about both Bitcoin and Blockchain, as well as related technologies like Cryptography and others. However, often times there’s no really good substitute for sitting down to read a good book. Here’s a great book I found (and purchased myself) that walks through explaining what Blockchain is in great detail, as well as other surrounding technologies:
Here’s the abstract for the book:
Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency – in fact, it’s the shared public ledger upon which the entire Bitcoin network relies – and it’s gaining popularity with people who work in finance, government, and the arts.
Blockhchain technology uses cryptography to keep data secure. This book gives a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world.
This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, teaching you the fundamentals of cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will explore different blockchain solutions and get an exclusive preview into Hyperledger, an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.
Happy Learning Blockchain! It’s really pretty amazing!
It’s amazing it’s been 2 1/2 years since I first started BuildAzure.com! Starting from zero visitors and page views, the site has had incredible growth over this time. I don’t write many “meta” style posts, except for these year in review posts; of which I started at the end of 2016. Below you will find a summary of the top posts of the year, traffic stats, and other information surrounding BuildAzure.com.
My name is Chris Pietschmann, and I’m the one who writes all these articles. I’m the one who writes and publishes the “Build Azure Weekly” blog posts and newsletter every single week. I’ve actually never missed a week in about a year and a half that I’ve been doing it! I would like to extend a HUGE “Thank You!” to all those visiting this site and especially those subscribing and sharing links across the web. It’s really amazing to see people finding so much value from the content I post here, and it’s a huge motivator to keep on going.