When I am teaching about the cloud and especially when I am showing cost optimization, I am presenting an example of Troy Hunt Have I Been Pwned cost saving case. Troy by using Cloudflare as a caching solution and moving traffic outside of Azure, managed to reduce the cost of infrastructure below 1 USD per month. At the end of 2018, when he was describing this case, his page was supporting 141M monthly queries of 517M records. This is a brilliant example of how you should work with your cloud solutions. Source: https://www.troyhunt.com/serverless-to-the-max-doing-big-things-for-small-dollars-with-cloudflare-workers-and-azure-functions/ Looking at the latest news from Troy- [...]
This time I am sharing a video that has been recorded with Scott Hanselman. Together with Piotr Rogala we conducted an ask me anything session with Scott. I believe that there is no need to introduce Scott to anybody. Just grab a coffee and a nice watching.
Check out the movie in which Alex Frankel will give you an introduction to the Bicep project. It is a new way of deployment of resources in Azure – it aims to drastically simplify the authoring experience.
Azure Cognitive Services is one of prebuild products that allows us to add AI to our application very quickly. You can develop AI features without the required help of a data scientist. In most cases, you are using the cloud version of this service. When just after creating a service, you can connect to is by library or API. When to use containers? In some cases, this is not enough. You would like better control your data, smaller latency, higher throughput, or improved scalability. These characteristics are the most important for me when I think about moving those services to [...]
I just managed to publish a new version of the package FluentValidation.Validators.UnitTestExtension. This package allows you to write unit tests for Fluent Validators in a more effective way. The major change introduced in the latest version is support for FluentValidation 10. More information about the project is available on GitHub.
It is the 4th time that I have been awarded by Microsoft MVP title. This year also in two categories AI and Azure. This year is very important for me due to COVID time and total revolution in community organization. I especially miss face-to-face meetings and workshops. I hope that soon we will back to the situation from before COVID.
Azure cloud gives you a lot of possibilities of adjusting used services to your needs. It means that you are able to adjust the costs of used resources. In the cloud, you are able to use a lot of auto-tuning options that are working right out of the box. Together with that, there are plenty of possibilities to do in the way that you will have the whole control over the process. Today I will focus on Azure SQL database. […]
2020 outline The year 2020 brings many challenges to enterprises and their IT divisions. Every needed to adjust to pandemic reality. In many countries, lock-down has been introduced, and it changed our economic. Many organisations required to adapt quickly to survive. In the scope of the IT division, it generated the enormous portion of the demand from business and additional workload. It was hard to support that demand. Every new request increased backlog. Not only it was hard to support those request by present resources. It was also challenging to find new employees on the market – there was a [...]
I just managed to publish a new version of package Moq.EntityFrameworkCore. This package allows you to write unit tests in the project that are using EntityFrameworkCore package in a more effective way. With version 184.108.40.206 following changes have been introduced: support for EntityFrameworkCore v5.0 extension of mock strategy to support sequential mocks More information about the project is available on GitHub.
You will find in this video information about AI. Being more precise, I am focusing on Azure Cognitive Services and showing how easy you can extend your application with artificial intelligence elements.