Resurrecting WOPR/Joshua using LUIS

In the classic movie Wargames from 1983 where a young Matthew Broderick calls up a military supercomputer called WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), he guesses a “secret” password and starts talking to an AI called “Joshua”. While basic in terms of todays’ theatrical AI escapes into the movies, the idea of Joshua lit a spark…

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Export Azure resource group template

A useful functionality in Azure that has entered preview a few weeks ago is the ability to export a resource group as a template. This is very handy when you want to automate your environment setup or perhaps securely store your infrastructure setup in your source-control-of-choice.  Here’s how it works when you’re doing it from…

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Migrating MySQL DB to Azure Linux CentOS VM using MySQLDump and SCP

This week I was asked to help move stuff from a Linux machine to Azure. The task seemed simple – ‘web app & database. The web app went really fast, but moving a MySQL database from one VM to another is something that got me thinking. After looking into various solutions for a while I…

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Making use of your MSDN benefits to host a Windows 10 VM in Azure

As you might already know, at http://dev.modern.ie you can find some great tools to use when developing and testing websites. One of those great tools is the downloadable Virtual Machines section that now also contains images with Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. But, instead of downloading that image, did you know that you can wire…

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Microsoft Edge – keeping up to date with frameworks & libraries

This article is part of a series of posts detailing specific compatibility tollgates for a modern web, and how you can take action to make sure your site works as intended in the world of modern web browsers: EdgeHTML interoperability Legacy plug-ins & features Frameworks & Libraries (this post) Browser detection CSS prefixes Keeping up…

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Microsoft Edge – no more legacy plug-ins and features

This article is part of a series of posts detailing specific compatibility tollgates for a modern web, and how you can take action to make sure your site works as intended in the world of modern web browsers: EdgeHTML interoperability Legacy plug-ins & features (this post) Frameworks & Libraries Browser detection CSS prefixes No more…

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Microsoft Edge – keeping up to date with CSS prefixes

This article is part of a series of posts detailing specific compatibility tollgates for a modern web, and how you can take action to make sure your site works as intended in the world of modern web browsers: EdgeHTML interoperability Legacy plug-ins & features Frameworks & Libraries Browser detection CSS prefixes (this post) Keeping up…

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Microsoft Edge – don’t do browser detection

This article is part of a series of posts detailing specific compatibility tollgates for a modern web, and how you can take action to make sure your site works as intended in the world of modern web browsers: EdgeHTML interoperability Legacy plug-ins & features Frameworks & Libraries Browser detection (this post) CSS prefixes Don’t do…

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Microsoft Edge – EdgeHTML interoperability

This article is part of a series of posts detailing specific compatibility tollgates for a modern web, and how you can take action to make sure your site works as intended in the world of modern web browsers: EdgeHTML interoperability (this post) Legacy plug-ins & features Frameworks & Libraries Browser detection CSS prefixes EdgeHTML interoperability…

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Why should you care about Microsoft Edge?

This post is a short intro to a 5-part mini-series. Microsoft Edge is our browser for the new, modern web built exclusively for Windows 10. It’s engineered to enable you to go beyond browsing the web and to start experiencing a more personal and productive web. It’s not packed with legacy support. Nor will it…

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