First of the Week Reading List

How to use npx: the npm package runner

There’s so much to say about `npx`, but essentially, it allows you to run package (think of the cli tool that comes with a package) without installing it globally, or without installing the package at all!


Microsoft: We want you to learn Python programming language for free

Learn Python for free! But obviously, you probably already expect this, that it will also promote the usage of Azure.


Google reveals new Python programming language course: Scholarships for 2,500

Well, if Microsoft has free Python course, Google gotta launch its own. Soon, I’m sure Amazon will follow. Google course is not free however, but will give scholarship to 2500 students.


Third-Party Components at Their Best

This post is less of educational, but more of “things you should have”, aka checklist, if you want to use third-party UI components. But, it also applies to non-UI, it applies to any open source really. And you can even use this checklist if you want to start your own open source project.


6 Ways to Unsubscribe from Observables in Angular

Yes, the glorious Observables in Angular. It’s double-edged sword, but it will only hurt you if you forget to unsubscribe. Luckily, there are 6 ways to do it. This post will show you how.


Free eBooks

Everyone gotta loves free stuff. Here are free eBooks that would improve your technical skills and knowledge.


Cognitive Complexity

Fairly short read. SonarQube, a company that makes an automatic code-review tool with the same name, has come up with an algorithm to determine how complex code is and the score to determine easy it’s to understand, called Cognitive Complexity.


Azure Security Best Practices

If you are in Azure environment, this is a really good resource to understand what Azure has to offer to secure your application and environment. From identity management, network, monitoring system, VMs and database, it covers pretty much everything security.


Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches

You can learn everything Azure in a month of lunches, that’s 30 days x 1 hour = 30 hours! Sounds pretty good deal to me!


IOT Challenge: Build IOT Device and Win Prizes – FREE Azure Sphere Kit

Hackster is hosting an IOT challenge: “Secure Everything with Azure Sphere”, build your IOT device and win prizes.

Head to: https://www.hackster.io/contests/SecureEverything

At the least, you can get free Azure Sphere Kit, worth $75 !!


Free MSDN Subscription

Microsoft BizSpark offers free MSDN subscription for startup companies. The rules are simple:

1. Privately held company.

2. Less than 3 years.

3. Less than US $1 million in annual revenue.

What you waiting for, sign up now!

Read more at: http://philipwheat.com/2011/03/02/bizspark

Or go sign up at: http://www.microsoft.com/BizSpark/