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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Using App Settings in Azure Web Apps

I’m on a hackathon today where we are looking at retrofitting some DevOps principles to an existing ASP.net 4.5 web application. I learnt something about app settings which I did not know so thought I’d share it. Settings in ASP.net In ASP.net, the easiest way to store application settings is in the Web.Config file under the…

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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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Cloud & Web Camps: Free in person training for web development and the cloud

We have a great series of in-person events coming up aimed to help you learn about modern web development with ASP.net, Visual Studio and Azure as well as a broader set of content around Azure in general. We call these events ‘camps’ and they break these down into two main themes: Web Camp An all-day, in…

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How To: Create and publish a website to Azure in less than 3 minutes

Visual Studio has really great integration with Azure Websites and it is now very easy to create a brand new responsive, modern website and have it published to Azure in less than 3 minutes. You can do the whole thing from within Visual Studio – including the configuration of your Azure website. To try this…

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How To: Try Visual Studio 2015 on an Azure VM

Visual Studio 2015 was announced last month along with ASP.net vNext and whole host of other web development goodies. You can read all about it on the ASP.net vNext website: https://www.asp.net/vnext I’m lead to believe that Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 will co-exist on one machine. However, Visual Studio is fairly essential for me and having…

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Webinar Videos/Slides: Running and maintaining sites in the real world

Today I ran a webinar as part of the ‘week of webinars’ that myself and Martin Beeby are doing. Today’s session was ‘Running, improving and maintaining sites in the real world’ and it focused on deploying and optimizing your site in Azure websites. Here are some of the resources and references I mentioned in the…

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