Unit Testing Azure DevOps UI Extensions

Mocking cloud service dependencies in modern applications is essential for independent unit testing. We show how to mock all relevant parts of the Azure DevOps Extension SDK, Azure DevOps Extension API as well as other external APIs to create meaningful unit tests for Azure DevOps UI Extensions and reach full code coverage.

Evaluation Framework for Information Extraction

In this blog post we cover the process, requirements, and the design of an evaluation framework for NLP and Information Extraction. We cover the reasoning behind such a framework, and discuss its implementation with examples from a Named Entity Recognition evaluation point of view.

Building A Clinical Data Drift Monitoring System With Azure DevOps, Azure Databricks, And MLflow

Hospitals around the world regularly work towards improving the health of their patients as well as ensuring there are enough resources available for patients awaiting care. During these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, Intensive Care Units are having to make difficult decisions at a greater frequency to optimize patient health ...

Preventing Rhino Poaching With Microsoft Azure

In the last eight years, poaching in Africa has been happening at an alarming rate. Currently, the continent loses three rhinos a day. As part of our team’s mission to find new ways that technology can positively impact our world, we’ve been collaborating with the Combating Wildlife Crime team Peace Parks Foundation (PPF), in partnership with

Using uPort For Authentication On Blockchain To Improve Standards On The Food Logistics Chain

Food ingredients travel thousands of miles along logistics chains. One bad batch of produce can ruin a restaurant’s reputation, but it’s hard to identify who’s at fault. CSE has worked with Hitachi to build a sample infrastructure leveraging blockchain – thus achieving a new level of accountability for those producing, storing and serving food.

Real-time Streaming Of 3D Enterprise Applications From The Cloud To Low-powered Devices

Microsoft recently partnered with AVEVA, an engineering, design and management software provider to the Power, Oil & Gas and Marine industries. AVEVA’s challenge is one that is becoming more and more common in the construction visualization space: ever increasing complexity of 3D data that needs to be highly interactive to a customer ...

Running Parallel Apache Spark Notebook Workloads On Azure Databricks

This article walks through the development of a technique for running Spark jobs in parallel on Azure Databricks. The technique enabled us to reduce the processing times for JetBlue's reporting threefold while keeping the business logic implementation straight forward. The technique can be re-used for any notebooks-based Spark workload on Azure Databricks.