Top Free Data Science Books

There are probably thousands upon thousands of tutorials, articles, videos, and blog posts on all things data science on the internet now. Yet I’m still a big fan of books. Throughout history books have given wisdom, advice, and knowledge to everyone who wants to read them. Seneca, a Stoic philosopher, mentioned something similar: Men who…

Learn Python Using 5 of the Best Features Webinar

Learn Python Using the 5 Best Language Features In this Wintellect webinar presented by Michael kennedy, host of the TalkPython and PythonBytes podcasts, you will learn Python using 5 of the best features. Michael provided a live coding session showing Python examples for: Python lightning refresher Tuple assignment and unpacking Dictionaries for performance Generators Leverage inline methods…

Silverlight Migration Strategy – Whitepaper

Browser plugin based application architectures, such as Silverlight, are rapidly losing market and mind share to open source and modern proprietary technology options. The shortcomings of plugin based architecture, in terms of security, performance, stability, and other considerations are driving current development to open standards supported by a wider variety of browsers and platforms. In…

Creating First-Run ARM Templates

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates are a great solution for creating a repeatable environment. Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) makes  it easy to manage configurations, avoid dependency issues, and prevent server drift. Using IaC also means that you can recreate the environment as often as necessary to ensure it remains consistent. This gets complicated when…

Choosing Between Containers and Virtual Machines

Containers are simple, but harder to explain. Fundamentally, containers are a virtualization technology and they share a lot of common ground with virtual machines, however the biggest difference between the two is where the abstraction occurs. A VM hypervisor exposes a set of virtualized hardware components like a virtual network card, a virtual hard disk,…

Give your Business a Competitive Advantage with DevOps

How DevOps gives your business an advantage Competition is moving fast, so you need to move faster. You need the ability to build, test, automate, and deploy your applications more efficiently, and at a quicker pace. Take your DevOps to the cloud with Visual Studio Team System and Azure, and automate your software life-cycle to…

Installing VSTS Build Agents on macOS

If you’re doing Xamarin, macOS (OS X), or iOS development work you’ve likely discovered that you need a way to automate the build of your code from Visual Studio Team Services. If you’re not familiar with setting up a private build agent macOS, the installation instructions provided by Microsoft can be a bit confusing. This…

ASP.NET Core Development with Docker Webinar

Using Docker to Create a Testing & Deployment Target for ASP.NET Core apps ASP.NET Core offers the exciting ability to develop, test, and deploy on different platforms. In this 1-hour Wintellect webinar with Jason Bell, you will learn how to use Docker to create a consistent testing and deployment target for ASP.NET Core applications. You will…

Understanding Microsoft Power BI – Whitepaper

In this whitepaper you will learn how to transform your data into rich visuals and create stunning interactive reports without writing any code – and do it in any browser or on any device. More specifically: How can you collect data from multiple disparate sources into a single logical “view of the world”? How do…

Getting Started with the New Acer Mixed Reality Headset

Introduction At Wintellect, we’ve been doing more and more work recently with Microsoft’s HoloLens device. But the HoloLens, at several thousand dollars, is an expensive proposition. Now Microsoft has broadened it’s strategy, rebranded it as “Windows Mixed Reality,” and has worked with hardware partners to come to market with an array of lower-priced headset options.…

Build, Test, and Deploy .NET Apps with Docker

I had the privilege of presenting at the Atlanta Code Camp this year on .NET and Docker. This talk covered some of the low level components that would be used to build out a DevOps pipeline for .NET apps in Docker — everything from building an app, testing and app, and pushing that app through…

Visualizing Sales Data in Python with Matplotlib

In our last post we interpreted a data set with pandas to gain some insights from it. In this post, we will do the same, but instead of interpreting the raw data we will use visualizations to help us determine patterns in the data. But before we dive into the implementation, let’s review the benefits…
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