Daily Archive: April 4, 2017


Getting Started with Amazon Connect

Amazon Connect is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy to deliver better customer experiences for less cost. The platform is based on the same technology used by Amazon customer service associates around the world. It’s quite amazing not only what can be done in the cloud,...


What is Amazon Connect?

Amazon Connect is a simple to use, cloud-based contact center service that scales to support any size business. It offers easy, self-service configuration and enables dynamic, personal, and natural customer engagement. It’s really amazing not only what can be done in the cloud, but how even small enterprises can leverage...


What’s a Tensor?

You’ve likely heard of TensorFlow, but didn’t think much of the name beyond, “must be a marketing thing.” It turns out that tensors are a mathematical object similar vectors.  Watch the video for an explanation with ordinary household objects.


Expedia’s Automated CI/CD Platform with Github, Jenkins and Amazon ECS

Here’s a great whiteboard architecture session with Kuldeep Chowhan, principle Engineer at Expedia. He shows off how Expedia built a scalable CI/CD platform on AWS using Github, Jenkins, Amazon EC2 Container service and Lambda. With over 4,000 applications deployed through this platform, their developers can deploy a wide variety of...


Exploring the UWP Map Control

My latest MSDN column on UWP development covers the SDK’s built in map control. Spoiler alert: it’s easy to use, powerful, and fun to add maps your UWP app. It’s even free! Read it now or any one of my other MSDN articles.


Raspberry Pi Assembly Language Tutorial

If my previous post about comparing C code to its compiled machine language equivalent made you want to know more, then good on you.  While the days of having to deal with this low level of code are long gone, understanding the fundamentals is always a good idea.  It may...


Types of Machine Learning Overview

Sameer Mahajan has a great article on the basic types of machine learning, what they can do, how they work, and links to where you can learn more. For handy reference, here’s a list of what he writes about. Regression Classification Clustering Recommenders Deep Learning


Comparing C to Machine Language

It’s been a long time since I played around with creating compilers and messing around with machine language. If you’ve decompiled .NET code into IL, the concept is similar, but this is the OG way to do it. So, the next time you feel the urge to complain about the...