Category: Open Source

InfrastructureOpen Source

Tutorial: Create Minecraft Server in Azure on an Ubuntu VM

Setting up a Minecraft server generally takes a bit of work from installing the Operating System, installing Java, to setting up the Minecraft Server to run itself. This is all in addition to putting some kind of hardware together to run it, and if you do it at home it’s only available to players on your local Wifi / network. When you create a Minecraft Server in the cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, the entire setup is completely automated and the resulting Minecraft Server is available across the Internet to any players you want to invite to your server. Additionally, the cost of running the server is likely much lower than you might expect. In this article, we’ll run through the steps necessary to setup a Minecraft Server to run in Microsoft Azure. We’ll also discuss the cost implications of running a Minecraft Server in the cloud, along with some tips and tricks for keeping the cost as low as possible.

Whether you want to create a Minecraft Server just for yourself, your friends, or your own kids, this article will get you through the setup process and give you the knowledge you’ll need to host your very own Minecraft Server! Read More

ArchitectureCertificationDevelopmentOpen Source

Open Source Azure Certification Practice Tests

Studying for the Azure certification exams can be a daunting task. One of the most difficult things is knowing whether you’re ready to sit the actual exam or not. Take the exam too early, you’ll fail. Not understand how the questions will be written, you could fail. Over prepare, and you’ll pass but possibly waste some time. To really hone in on a certification exam, the use of a practice test / exam can be extremely useful. In an effort to help others studying for these exams, I have started creating a couple Free, Open Source Azure certification practice exams. Read More

DevelopmentOpen Source

Did you know Ruby apps run on Azure too?

rubyDid you know Ruby applications can be hosted on Microsoft Azure too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Just one of the many great platforms supported on Microsoft Azure is Ruby!

Microsoft Azure offers a wide array of creation, deployment and management capabilities through the Azure Management Portal, PowerShell cmdlets or the Xplat CLI (cross-platform, command-line interface). Read More

DevelopmentOpen Source

Node.js and Azure Development with Visual Studio Tools

nodejsDid you know Microsoft Azure can host Node.js web apps too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Node.js is just one of the many great platforms that are supported on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure offers a wide array of creation, deployment and management capabilities through the Azure Management Portal, PowerShell cmdlets or the Xplat CLI (cross-platform, command-line interface). Read More