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…


On a Cloud: Designing for the Cloud

Jef King
Jef King

How Software Design has changed in the Cloud Through the years I have adapted to the technologies and tool sets available. In this video I wanted to share with you a story from a point in time where I noticed that there was a scale change taking place.   Horizontal Scale: Cost Vs Performance I…

0

Cordova Tools for Visual Studio Code

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Three month ago I published a post about Tools for Apache Cordova for Mac developers. Thanks to the tools you can start developing your first Cordova project in couple minutes only. At the same time the tools didn’t provide any integration with Visual Studio Code and I could not use VS Code debugger in order…


On a Cloud: Software Quality

Jef King
Jef King

Simply Testing Software When teams form to release software, they have to determine what level of testing is going to be done; and how it is going to be done. If I boil down what I have learned over the years is that you really need to cherry-pick the type of testing. I recommend taking…

0

On Being the Governor of your Azure Dev/Test Environments

Lachezar Arabadzhiev
Lachezar Arabadzhiev

Microsoft Azure is awesome for doing development and testing. The ability to spin up, spin down, create and destroy environments at the snap of a finger is very cool.  But what if there was a way to add some governance to those environments?  Would that be cool, too?  Yes, yes it would! In this episode…


The longest introduction to C#

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Today, I suddenly found my first book about C#. Here is the first C# program from there: using System;class Hello{ public static void Main(string []args) { if (args.Length==0) { Console.WriteLine(“Hello, World”); } else { Console.WriteLine(“Hello, ” + args[0]); } }} And here is the first one that we developed with Dmitriy Nikonov in our first…


On a Cloud: Single Point of Failure & Eventual Consistancy

Single Point of Failure When moving workloads onto the cloud it is important to address any single points of failure to ensure that you minimize downtime, and enable minimum time to recovery. Eventual Consistency Eventual consistency enables many large scale web applications the ability to ensure up-time, and can lessen the need for high cost…

0

Adding C# scripting to your development arsenal – Part 1

Guest Post by Filip W Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook!…


On a Cloud: Config & Consumer Pattern

Configuration In this video I quickly go through how I set up configuration for the projects that I work on. I go through the reasons why I have come to only using configuration when the value needs to change depending on environment.   Queue: Competing Consumers Pattern The competing consumer pattern is a basic queuing…

0

On a Cloud: Deployment & MQC

Deployment Cadence During my last start-up our team started extremely lean. We utilized Azure Web Apps and wanted to build our site fast, and respond to user feedback in near real-time. By using Git (GitHub) as our deployment mechanism and Web Apps, 2 of us were able to push upwards of 220 builds to production…

0