Using the Stack Overflow API in ASP.NET Core 1.0

I recently had the need to use the Stack Overflow API in a web project and it took me a while so I thought I’d capture what I learnt. The Stack Overflow API Stack Overflow have a really nice REST API. It lets you get to pretty much any information in Stack Overflow and is…

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Using the Project Oxford Emotion API in C# and JavaScript

Machine Learing is a hot topic at the moment and Microsoft has some great tools for making Machine Learning accessible to developers, not just Data Scientists. One of these tools is a set of REST APIs which are collectively called Project Oxford and/or Cortana Analytics. These services takes some very clever Machine Learning algorithms which…

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Machine Learning is for Muggles too!

Machine Learning is one of those tech areas which has always seemed just slightly out of reach for me. I’ve always assumed you need a degree in extreme nerdiness from the Boffins university to understand the algorithms and data science that sits behind Machine Learning. Perhaps you need some kind of magic to ‘get it’…

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Get started with Azure Logic apps and your own API App in 5 minutes

If you have any interest in the world of Microsoft Azure, you’ll have been unable to escape the hype surrounding the new Azure App Service, especially the new kids in town; API Apps and Logic Apps. There are plenty of demos and tutorials on these services in action and if you have not already done…

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Introduction to REST and .net Web API

If you are building apps or websites today, the chances are you’ll have heard of REST and .net Web API, but you may not be sure what these things are, whether you should use them or how to get started. If this sounds familiar, then this article for you. API; what and why? Let’s start…

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Webinar Videos/Slides: API services for both web and devices

Today I ran a webinar as part of the ‘week of webinars’ myself and Martin Beeby are doing. Today’s session was ‘API services for both web and devices’. In the session, I covered some of the underlying principles of REST API, ASP.net’s Web API and a load of demos. You can get the slides and…

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Requesty: A simple REST API testing app for Windows

I’ve just published an update to Requesty which is my very simple API testing app for Windows and Windows Phone. Request lets you send GET, POST, PUT and DELETE requests to any API uri with request headers and body, it is very handy for testing REST APIs using all the goodness of Windows apps. It has been written as…

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