• Essential .NET - C# 8.0 and Nullable Reference Types

    Essential .NET - C# 8.0 and Nullable Reference Types

    Despite his love for C#, Mark Michaelis acknowledges it isn’t a perfect language. In particular, its handling of null references types has been problematic since the language’s inception. That issue should be considerably improved in C# 8.0.

  • Data Points - Creating Azure Functions That Can Read from Cosmos DB with Almost No Code

    Data Points - Creating Azure Functions That Can Read from Cosmos DB with Almost No Code

    In the third column in this series, Julie Lerman shows you how to create the Azure functions that will respond to a request to retrieve two sets of score data from users playing the CookieBinge game locally and around the world.

  • Azure - Event-Driven Architecture in the Cloud with Azure Event Grid

    Azure - Event-Driven Architecture in the Cloud with Azure Event Grid

    Event Grid is a new, fully-managed service in Azure that unlocks unique and new messaging patterns in the cloud and beyond. The article explains the fundamentals of Azure Event Grid, how it fits into the serverless landscape, and unleashes a new set of possibilities for applications and services.

  • Artificially Intelligent - Using Jupyter Notebooks

    Artificially Intelligent - Using Jupyter Notebooks

    Jupyter Notebooks provide an interactive scratch pad for developers and data scientists to explore and experiment with. Frank La Vigne explores this tool and how it can be used to create and share documents that contain live code, visualizations and text.