How to cook Azure Mobile Apps (node.js): “50 records” limit and lazy loading

Code is available here: https://github.com/sbaidachni/XamarinMobileAppsDemo In the previous posts we discussed how to create and setup node.js Azure Mobile Apps backend and how to start using .NET Standard libraries with Xamarin applications. Now, I am waiting for my next flight, and it’s time to build a basic interface using Xamarin.Forms. I am going to work…


How to cook Azure Mobile Apps (node.js): Xamarin and .NET Standard

In the previous post we discussed how to setup Mobile Apps in node.js, and it’s time to start developing a simple client application. I will use Xamarin and C# programming language, because Xamarin is the coolest technology right now that allows me to develop applications for all modern devices. My application is not very complex,…


UWP: Working with Bluetooth devices (part 2: pairing)

Implementing the previous example, I didn’t pair my device with my Windows 10 PC, but in the most cases you cannot omit pairing. Exactly thanks to pairing you can establish trust communications with a Bluetooth device that will allow your application get access to characteristics, lock the device to your computer and many other things….


UWP: Working with Bluetooth devices (part 1)

Code: Chapter26_BluetoothData on https://github.com/sbaidachni/Win10BookSamples Universal Windows Platform supports really great Bluetooth API that allows us to build applications that are connected to various kinds of wiring devices. Your application can support Bluetooth LE (Low Energy, 4.x version) or even previous versions of the protocol, and I am going to cover how to use all of…


Developing for Surface Dial

Code: Chapter47_RotateImage on https://github.com/sbaidachni/Win10BookSamples Today, I want to discuss one more sensor – Surface Dial. It’s a new Bluetooth device from Microsoft that has own API that you can use in your UWP applications. Due to this API, I decided to show how to work with this device in a separate post rather than extend…


Detecting emotion with Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a very hot topic these days. Getting started can be fast and easy. In this video post, I walk through the steps to build a simple Universal Windows Application (UWP) that connects to the Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Emotion API. The Microsoft Cognitive Services are a set of APIs that enable…


Bizspark Startup Chats: Ep 1: Support System for Startups in Canada

Adarsha Datta
Adarsha Datta

Welcome to BizSpark Startup Chats! This is a new series to discuss anything and everything with startups. Through this platform we will invite some of the biggest influencers and startups in the ecosystem to share their insights and experience for the benefit of everyone in the startup space.  For our inaugural episode we have invited Nathan…

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Be ready for Maker Faire: The final report

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

For the second time I got a chance to participate in Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. You can find my previous report here. This year we decided to avoid any entertainment activities and build our demos around the most interesting technologies for makers. So, people could find the following demos visiting our booth: · Lots of…


Step by Step Machine Learning: A Classification model to help the Humane Society

Susan Ibach
Susan Ibach

This tutorial will walk you through a classification machine learning experiment to predict one of several possible outcomes for an animal brought to the humane society. If you missed the previous tutorials you can find them here Predicting survivors on the titanic (two-class prediction) Analyzing breast cancer data (two-class prediction) For a more comprehensive introduction…

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