Data DevOps: Deploying SQL Server DACPACs to Docker

In order to truly optimize the workflow and create a culture of DevOps, we need to be able to quickly build and deploy databases. To automate this process, we need to rely on improving our ability to utilize infrastructure as code. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use sqlpackage to automate…
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Into the Cosmos with the Cassandra API

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service for mission-critical applications. It supports turn-key global distribution, elastic scaling of throughput and storage worldwide, single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, five well-defined consistency levels, and guaranteed high availability, all backed by industry-leading SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB automatically indexes data without requiring you to…

Introduction to React

In this webinar, you’ll learn what React is and how it fits into the big picture of modern web development. Through live coding demos, you’ll learn about the key concepts of React, including: the Virtual DOM, one-way data flow, and how to write, test, and compose React components.

DevOps and Documentation

Good software requires good documentation. And good documentation requires a DevOps process to ensure you always have the latest version...

Microsoft Custom Vision: Retrain Model in C#

In the previous post, we went over how to use the Custom Vision Training and Prediction SDKs to programmatically predict image URLs and image files. In this post, we’re going to use those same SDKs to show how to programmatically upload more training images to the service and train a new model with those new…

Microsoft Custom Vision: Creating an Image Classification Model

Creating a model to classify images would usually involve creating your own deep learning model from scratch. This includes having a very large and diverse set of training images with a portion of them set aside as a test set, a good convolutional neural network as the model, and a GPU enabled machine to do…

Microsoft Custom Vision: Predict Images with C#

In the previous post, we showed how to train an image classification model using the Microsoft Custom Vision service as well as to perform a quick test on a new image. However, what if you want to integrate this model into one of your applications that is using C#? Whether it’s an app that runs…
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Creating a Daemon with .NET Core (Part 2)

This little project is a practical implementation of a blog post I wrote about implementing daemons in .NET Core. This daemon is a .NET Core console app that is using a Generic Host to host an MQTT Server based on the code in MQTTNet, which has become my go-to library for MQTT for .NET apps…