Here’s an interesting look at how Disney World keeps mosquitoes in check despite being in a state where they generally thrive.

Here’s a quick summary, they use “sentinel chickens” to collect data and then use that data to adjust their spraying patterns. And yes, sentinel chickens are a thing.

Carey MacDonald stops by to chat with Scott Hanselman about Azure Cosmos DB, a managed database service with unlimited horizontal scale, allowing you to scale storage and throughput independently.

In this video, Carey will cover how to partition your data in Azure Cosmos DB, best practices for choosing a partition key, and how to troubleshoot bad partition key choices.

In this episode of On.NET on Channel9 Cesar De la Torre Llorente (@cesardelatorre) comes on the show to talk about ASP.NET Core application architecture for microservices and containers.

  • [01:06] – Introducing the .NET application architecture website
  • [05:23] – Running the reference application
  • [06:33] – Understanding the target audience
  • [07:35] – Testing strategy
  • [09:11] – Exploring the technology stack
  • [13:25] – Managing the weight of the API gateway
  • [16:35] – Adopting the guidance
  • [21:33] – Communication patterns between microservices
  • [22:36] – Modeling challenges with microservices
  • [26:14] – Getting help with the reference application

The one and only John Papa sits down with Brian Clark to talk about all things bots.

What exactly is a bot? What all can bots do?

Watch this video to find out and, if that’s not incentive enough, there may or may not be dancing.

 

Device Management is complex, especially so for Internet of Things solutions considering the variety and heterogenous nature of IoT devices. Building on top of Device Twins and Device Direct Methods primitives, the new Automatic Device Configuration feature of IoT Hub paves the way toward a simple way to configure IoT devices at scale from the comfort of Azure. Chris Green, PM in the Azure IoT team shows us the new feature recently announced.

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