• Azure - Deploying Containerized ASP.NET Core Applications to Azure

    Azure - Deploying Containerized ASP.NET Core Applications to Azure

    Last month, Srikantan Sankaran explored how vehicle insurance policies generated by an agency could be stored securely in Azure Key Vault as secrets. Those applications were deployed to Azure App Service as Web apps. Now Sankaran shows how to deploy these applications to Azure Container Services for Kubernetes (AKS).

  • Data Points - EF Core 2 Owned Entities and Temporary Work-Arounds

    Data Points - EF Core 2 Owned Entities and Temporary Work-Arounds

    The current version of EF Core doesn’t allow properties based on value objects to be null, and there’s no way to replace properties that contain a value object. Julie Lerman presents work-arounds that let you get past these temporary limitations.

  • Machine Learning - Sensors in Sports: Analyzing Human Movement with AI

    Machine Learning - Sensors in Sports: Analyzing Human Movement with AI

    Human movement analysis is a fascinating area of AI. Using Microsoft technology and sensors from partners, the authors worked with athletes and coaches to analyze G-force load, turn detection and stress. Learn how to apply Microsoft technologies in sports, using samples and code included in Sensor Kit, in R, Python, C# and Cosmos DB.

  • Artificially Intelligent - Introducing Apache Spark ML

    Artificially Intelligent - Introducing Apache Spark ML

    Explore two modules for the modular Spark cluster computing environment. PySpark provide a Python runtime for Spark and high-level abstraction of Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs) in the form of a DataFrames API, while the Spark ML library provides a machine learning API for data built on top of DataFrames.

  • Fluent Design - Using Fluent: Swipe Gesture Action and Connected Animations

    Fluent Design - Using Fluent: Swipe Gesture Action and Connected Animations

    The Fluent Design System provides a coherent framework for enabling compelling UX across a variety of device types and form factors, from cell phones to big screens. Lucas Haines explores how two useful capabilities of Fluent can streamline interaction and improve user engagement in your UWP apps.

  • Cutting Edge - Discovering ASP.NET Core SignalR

    Cutting Edge - Discovering ASP.NET Core SignalR

    ASP.NET SignalR was introduced a few years ago as a tool for ASP.NET developers to add real-time functionality to applications. With ASP.NET Core 2.1, SignalR has been completely redesigned. Dino Esposito explores SignalR in ASP.NET Core.

  • Visual Studio for Mac - Programming for watchOS with Xamarin and Visual Studio for Mac

    Visual Studio for Mac - Programming for watchOS with Xamarin and Visual Studio for Mac

    Learn how to develop apps for Apple Watch with Xamarin, Visual Studio for Mac and a shared C# .NET code base implemented within the .NET Standard Class Library. Also explore important aspects of watchOS apps, such as app structure, interface controllers and selected UI buttons.

  • Test Run - Understanding LSTM Cells Using C#

    Test Run - Understanding LSTM Cells Using C#

    Long short-term memory (LSTM) cells can be used to construct LSTM recurrent neural networks. These networks have been responsible for major advances in prediction systems that work with sequence data. James McCaffrey demonstrate how to implement an LSTM cell using C#.

  • Don't Get Me Started - I've Got a Little List

    Don't Get Me Started - I've Got a Little List

    Wisdom and inspiration are where you find it. In David Platt’s case, that’s in the song, "As Some Day It May Happen" from the beloved Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera “The Mikado.”

  • Editor's Note - 100

    Editor's Note - 100

    April in the US is known most for two things: taxes and April Fool’s Day. So it’s appropriate that this month would mark the one-hundredth column by esteemed columnist and serial instigator David Platt.