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Developer, Mentor, Advisor, and Angel Investor. Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Studied CS @Ball State University and @Hofstra University.

Deploying an ASP.NET Core Web Application to Ubuntu

In this post I’m going to walk through the steps needed to deploy and host an ASP.NET Core Web Application on Ubuntu. Install ASP.NET Core First, after you provision your server (I’m using an AWS nano instance running Ubuntu 16.04), login using SSH and install ASP.NET Core. To do that, follow the instructions on Microsoft’s […]

Detecting iBeacons on Android/iOS using Ionic 2

Ionic 2 was released on Jan 25 and I wanted to try it out on a simple demo application. Since I’ve recently been experimenting with iBeacons, I decided to make an app that can detect iBeacons that are found within a configurable range. Ionic is a cross-platform mobile app development framework built on Cordova and […]

Benchmarking Amazon AWS vs Microsoft Azure for Low-End Windows Virtual Machines

Yesterday I benchmarked low-end Linux virtual machines using AWS and Azure. Today I’m going to follow up with another benchmark of AWS and Azure virtual machines running Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter edition.   Methodology For this test, I chose to benchmark the lowest-end virtual machines for AWS and Azure, as well as another slightly […]

Benchmarking Amazon AWS vs Microsoft Azure for Low-End Linux Virtual Machines

When you create a virtual machine in AWS or Azure, you are giving some basic specs to choose from, but how do you really know what you are getting performance-wise, and how does a VM from one service compare to another? In this post I’m going to attempt to benchmark the performance of low-end Amazon […]

Getting started with iBeacons and Windows 10

I recently picked up an Estimote Proximity Beacons Developer Kit, which contains three BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons that are compatible with iBeacon and Eddystone protocols. A developer can use beacons to determine whether the user of an application is within the proximity of a beacon (and how far they are away to a lesser […]