Data Science with Python in Visual Studio

Yep, you read that right. Visual Studio isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear “data science”, but that may just change soon. In Visual Studio 2017 they have included several tools together where you can do Python, R, and F# data projects for analysis and visualizations. In this post we’ll go over how…

Python Jumpstart for .NET Developers

Learn Python in this Webinar geared to .NET/C# Developers Today Wintellect held a live Python jumpstart coding session for C# Developers presented by Michael Kennedy, host of the TalkPython and PythonBytes podcasts. A couple weeks ago Michael presented Wintellect’s live webinar “Write Pythonic Code Through 5 Examples.” During this session, we found that 53% of our audience…

Write Pythonic Code Through 5 Examples

Learn Python Using the Best Language Features If you are interested in learning more our Python Training or Consulting, shoot us an email here. You can download the code from the webinar here: Pythonic Code Through 5 Examples Demo Code. Or download the slide deck here: Learn Pythonic Code Through 5 Examples Slides.

Rust, Python, Go Among Most Valued Languages in Developer Survey

Stack Overflow has released results of its 2017 Developer Survey, and they paint an interesting picture of the languages developers love and abhor. Developers are crushing on Mozilla’s Rust, which earned top honors as the most-loved programming language among the 64,000 coders worldwide who answered the annual survey by Stack Overflow, a social network and…

Microsoft Releases Updated Cognitive Toolkit

Microsoft has released a beta version of its updated Cognitive Toolkit, the deep learning technology that its developers use to train computer systems in speech and image recognition. Available on Github under an open source license, the toolkit is the same one Microsoft researchers used to create a speech recognition system that could recognize words…

Microsoft Will Offer Online Certification In Data Science

Microsoft debuted an online certification in data science this week, part of what the company is calling the new Microsoft Professional Degree Program. Aspiring data scientists can take courses in R and Python programming, as well as principles of machine learning. The virtual classes culminate in a Data Science Challenge, in which students compete with…

Choose Your Own Visual Studio Adventure

Microsoft is expanding its Visual Studio installation options, making it even easier for developers to quickly install just the features they need. The company already previewed a new ‘light install’ option as part of Visual Studio 15, the latest version of the IDE that’s rumored to be shipping later this year. The new installer shaves…

Microsoft Offers R Server Free to Developers

Microsoft is releasing a free developer edition of its Microsoft R Server, an analytics platform for enterprises based on R, the most popular programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. The company has been working to integrate R into its big data products since acquiring Revolution Analytics, a provider of R software and services,…

Visual Studio Code Goes Open Source and more from Microsoft Connect() 2015

Microsoft is holding it’s 2015 Connect() virtual conference today which was kicked off by a lengthy keynote from Scott Guthrie.  In the keynote there were several new announcements including a sneak peek into Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, new features in Visual Studio Code, and a new model for getting Microsoft developer tools.  Here’s an…

Windows 10 IoT Core Released

Microsoft has released another Windows 10 version this week with support for the Rasberry Pi2 and MinnowBoard MAX devices.  Dubbed IoT Core, it’s designed for embedded devices which may or may not include a screen.  This version doesn’t include the usual user shell experience and so you have to write a Universal Windows App as…

Give Your REST APIs some Metadata Swagger!

Make your REST based APIs easier to consume by providing metadata using the Swagger JSON format. Not so long ago, creating enterprise grade APIs was an Indiana Jones level epic adventure in XML, XSD schemas, and obscure WS-* specifications. Microsoft made it easier with WCF but the resulting services were more than just a bit…

My Introduction To Data Science With F#

You may have seen a big boom lately with web technologies, especially with all of the JavaScript frameworks coming out at a pace of around one a week. But there is another boom you may have heard about…data science. Now I’ll be the first t...