Weekly Links – 5/20

Weekly Links – 5/20

Here’s this weeks links: Technical Links: Building recommender systems with Azure Machine Learning Service – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-recommender-systems-with-azure-machine-learning-service/ Understanding HDInsight Spark Jobs and data through visualizations in the Jupyter Notebook – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/understanding-hdinsight-spark-jobs-and-data-through-visualizations-in-the-jupyter-notebook/ Optimize performance using Azure Database for PostGreSQL recommendations – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimize-performance-using-azure-database-for-postgresql-recommendations/ Real-time event processing with Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Event Grid integration – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/event-processing-with-azure-database-for-postgresql-and-azure-event-grid-integration/ Detecting Threats targeting containers with Azure Security Center – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/detecting-threats-targeting-containers-with-azure-security-center/ Developer Life: The future of Media & Entertainment in the Experience Economy – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/microsoft-in-business/2019/04/29/the-future-of-media-entertainment-in-the-experience-economy/?wt.mc_id=AID2370587_QSG_EML_NLTR_341595&utm_source=Direct Simon Sinek…

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Musings on Ethical AI for Business and resources to help

Musings on Ethical AI for Business and resources to help

When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was Jurassic Park, because well…dinosaurs. I remember the movie being such a phenomenon too that summer, there were shirts and toys everywhere. I even remember going to the community pool and seeing adults everywhere holding the book with the silver cover and the T-Rex skull on it. It really was a movie ahead of its time, not just in terms of special effects, or how it covers the topic of…

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Weekly Links – 5/13

Weekly Links – 5/13

Here’s this weeks links: Technical Links: How do teams work together on an automated machine learning project – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-do-teams-work-together-on-an-automated-machine-learning-project/ How to accelerate DevOps with Machine Learning Life cycle Management – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-to-accelerate-devops-with-machine-learning-lifecycle-management/ How Skype Modernized its backend infrastructure using Cosmos DB – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Developer Life: Did I leave the garage door open? A no-code project with Azure IoT Central and the MXChip DevKit – https://www.hanselman.com/blog/DidILeaveTheGarageDoorOpenANocodeProjectWithAzureIoTCentralAndTheMXChipDevKit.aspx Art Exploration with AI – https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/AI-Show/Art-exploration-with-AI How one microsoft leader sparked…

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Getting Started with Azure (developer perspective)

Getting Started with Azure (developer perspective)

So there’s a common question I’ve been getting a lot lately, and that’s “I want to learn Azure, where do I start?” And this is ultimately a very reasonable question, because as much as the cloud has permuted much of the digital world, there are still some organizations who have only recently started to adopt it. There are many reasons people would choose to adopt the cloud, scalability, cost, flexibility, etc. But for today’s post I’m going to focus on…

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Weekly Links – 5/6

Weekly Links – 5/6

So I’ve decided to start doing something new, Like any good dev, I spend a lot of time on the internet, so as I’m working on various projects I’ve decided I’m going to post a bunch of useful links out here that I find as i’m going through my travels. Hopefully you find them helpful too. Technical Links: Azure App Configuration Mangement – https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Getting-started-with-Azure-App-Configuration Blazor – Preview – https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet/blazor-now-in-official-preview/ Getting started with Solr – http://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/7_7/solr-tutorial.html Visual Studio 2019 – https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Visual-Studio-2019…

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Where do I start – Microsoft AI

Where do I start – Microsoft AI

In the interest of helping to navigate the information available out there, I’ve been putting out there ideas for this “Where Do I start” series on the blog. Right now as I previously mentioned I’ve been studying for the AI-100 exam, and as part of that effort I found a lot of resources online, and I thought I’d share these in the interest of helping others. There are a wealth of resources out there and I want to make sure…

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Building a Solr Cluster with TerraForm – Part 1

Building a Solr Cluster with TerraForm – Part 1

So it’s no surprise that I very much have been talking about how amazing TerraForm is, and recently I’ve been doing a lot of investigation into Solr and how to build a scalable Solr Cluster. So given the kubernetes template I wanted to try my hand at something similar. The goals of this project were the following: Build a generic template for creating a Solr cloud cluster with distributed shard. Build out the ability to scale the cluster for now…

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Configuring Terraform Development Environment

Configuring Terraform Development Environment

So I’ve been doing a lot of work with a set of open source tools lately, specifically TerraForm and Packer. TerraForm at its core is a method of implementing truly Infrastructure as Code, and does so by providing a simple function style language where you can create basic implementations for the cloud, and then leverage resource providers to deploy. These resource providers allow you to deploy to variety of cloud platforms (the full list can be found here). It also…

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Where to I start – Service Fabric?

Where to I start – Service Fabric?

So containers have become an essential part of modern application development. I would go as far to say that containers and micro services have had a similar impact to software development as “Object Oriented Programming”. Now that being that I have been talking to a lot of people who use Monolithic applications and are looking for a way to break down their existing applications into a micro service approach and support the idea of using existing infrastructure, and don’t necessarily…

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Book Review – Everyday Millionaire

Book Review – Everyday Millionaire

So for something a little different, I decided to check out a book on finance, because ultimately I do love my job, but I enjoy making money :). So the question obviously becomes how to you generate enough well to some day gain the financial freedom to enjoy it. My wife and I a while back, took the Financial Peace University course, and found it to be really insightful, and since then by applying the teachings so that course we…

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