April 2019

Volume 34 Number 4

April 2019 Code Downloads

.NET - Implementing Your Own Enterprise Search

Search is one of the most misunderstood functionalities in IT, noticed only when missing or broken. Learn how to get started developing an enterprise search API in C# with Solr and SolrNet.

Azure Confidential Computing - Secure Multi-Party Machine Learning with Azure Confidential Computing

Learn how sensitive data is stored in a SQL Server database with Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves technology, and shared with a machine learning service that runs in a Trusted Execution Environment. The Open Enclave SDK encrypts data and makes it available to Azure Machine Learning. To demonstrate, the author presents a machine learning application in which multiple health care parties share data to build a better predictive model, with unencrypted data being invisible and inaccessible to any but the party that owns it.

Data Points - EF Core in a Docker Containerized App

Given the time she’s spent learning about EF Core and Docker, Julie Lerman thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to use them together to build a containerized app and add a data persistence mechanism. It turned out to be harder than she thought. Learn how and why, and use her experiences to ease your pain.

Test Run - Neural Anomaly Detection Using PyTorch

Anomaly detection is the process of finding rare items in a dataset. Using the PyTorch library, James McCaffrey presents a demo program that creates a neural autoencoder to handle anomaly detection, which comes with an addtional benefit in that neural techniques can handle non-numeric data by encoding that data.

Xamarin - What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 4.0

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is still in preview, but a number of new features and improvements are already available, such as the new CollectionView and the updated CarouselView controls, the Visual property, and the Shell. Learn about what you’ll find in the latest version, and what kind of support you’ll see in the next edition of Visual Studio.