Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “Although I had been very much impressed by his work with [John Coltrane], listening to [McCoy Tyner] in New York clubs in the years that followed made me aware of how remarkably he was developing. He was, and still remains, one of the most powerful pianists I have ever heard; many years ago having learned to merge that strength with a very personal form of lyricism—an unusual, unique combination. To me, it is this linking of power and beauty—in both the writing and the playing here—that distinguishes Fly With the Wind and makes it possibly my personal favorite among the 17 albums that I worked on with this extraordinary artist during our eight years together at Milestone.”
District 97’s 2010 debut “Hybrid Child” took the progressive rock world by storm. Since then the band toured across the US, performed at a number of high profile festivals, and even opened up for prog icons Kansas. The band now returns with their second opus “Trouble With Machines”. Former American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt fronts District 97. With a fantastic voice and looks to match, she has captured the imagination of the male-oriented prog rock scene. Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97s compositions but the album is laced with catchy vocal melodies. The track “The Perfect Young Man” features a guest vocal appearance by King Crimson/Asia bassist John Wetton. Rich Mouser who has produced albums for Spock’s Beard and Neal Morse mixed the album. Audiophile mastering comes courtesy of Bob Katz.
Today's mobile applications greatly benefit from leveraging the cloud for back-end storage and services. Accessing the Windows Azure platform from Windows Phone applications makes for unlimited possibilities for developers. However, working with Azure from a device comes with challenges, such as dealing with HTTP-based communication and access control.
F# is a Functional language in the .NET framework; while most people still regard it as a niche language, it’s a Turing complete, general purpose language, so you can build almost any sort of application with it. However, with its strong focus on immutability, programmers used to Object Orientation struggle with creating a proper architecture for a Functional system. This course provides an example of how to build a mainstream application in F#, using extensive demos to build a comprehensive demo application from scratch.
In this production we build an application with AngularJS: rebuilding Congo (our MongoDB explorer that we built with BackboneJS for our Backbone series) - but this time we use AngularJS. The goal of this production is to move quickly beyond "fun demos" and into the weeds, encountering issues/solutions that you will have to face when working with Angular on a daily basis.