Welcome back everyone, for another weekly links post. The important note here is its fall, which means kids are in school, leaves are going to start turning and ….
So down to business:
- Boot Performance with Compiled Bindings in Xamarin.Forms: I don’t get to do as much mobile development as I used to. But it still fascinates me how much Xamarin as a platform has grown. Compiled Bindings are pretty great. I don’t know that there’s much of a reason to code native anymore.
- Announcing ML.NET 1.4 Preview and Model Builder updates (Machine Learning for .net): Another cool element of the platform is ML.NET, its becoming easier and easier to bring amazing AI to your applications, and this is one of the “unsung” heroes for tools to make it work.
- Microsoft Acquires Movere to help customers unlock cloud innovation with seamless migration tools.: Pretty exciting news for anyone as Movere is one of the bigger names in migrations, so interested to see where this will go with offerings from Microsoft.
- Azure Cost Management Updates: Always good to see more improvements in this space. I can’t tell you how often people not paying attention to this space causes issues for everyone.
- Track the health of your disaster recovery with Log Analytics: Another area that people seem to pay too little attention to is BC/DR, and ensuring that your disaster failover plan actually works. Too often I’ve seen companies go through setting this up to turn around and let it rot and not test it.
Audio / Video:
- Data Exposed | Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services: Very cool video about some new capabilities for ASDMLS.
- Anomaly Detection on Streaming data using Azure Data Bricks: A very cool use case for DataBricks.
- Leveraging the Dependency Injection support in Azure Functions: Dependency injection is one of those basic concepts that too many developers don’t do. Very cool to see the new support with serverless for this class code implementation.
- How to identify web app changes to triage and root cause live site issues: Very cool video by Scott Hanselman on how to triage live site issues in App Service.
I’m a bit of a gamer, as he said to the surprise of no one. And its official that on September 5th, the new Gears of War 5 was available for Early Access period. The world wide release is September 10th. Very awesome. I always enjoyed Gears of War because it is one seriously intense game.
Here’s the article. Warning, Mature audiences.