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C# 10.0 implicit global using directives

C# 10.0 implicit global using directives

Ian Griffiths

C# 10's new implicit global imports can make your code more communicative. This article shows how the magic works, and how you can control the feature.
A remedy for home working: build your own desk!

A remedy for home working: build your own desk!

Barry Smart

Customise your home office and make your home working experience more enjoyable and productive by building your own desk for less than £200 over a weekend.
Managing schemas in Azure Synapse SQL Serverless

Managing schemas in Azure Synapse SQL Serverless

James Broome

SQL Serverless in Azure Synapse provides a structured way to query your data on-demand directly from your data lake. This consumption-based, flexible approach to data warehousing provides a compelling alternative to the traditional star-schema or RDBMS, but comes with it's own set of new challenges. This post explores some of the considerations around managing schemas in a serverless world, including an approach for ensuring that your data and schema remain in sync.
A week in the life of a (graduate) endjineer

A week in the life of a (graduate) endjineer

Carmel Eve

During our last few months of recruitment, one of the main questions that we were asked during this process is 'what does your average day look like'. The extremely varied work at endjin made this quite a tricky question to answer, so we expanded the question to be slightly broader - 'what does your average week look like?'
How to enable intra-business communication using user stories, BDD specs and a ubiquitous language

How to enable intra-business communication using user stories, BDD specs and a ubiquitous language

Carmel Eve

Many companies struggle to bridge a communication gap between their business stakeholders, and the technical team. At endjin we employ a few different techniques in order to help our customers overcome this challenge. These include (but aren't limited to) user stories, BDD specs, and a ubiquitous language. This blog focuses on user stories, and how these can be used to enable business-wide communication or requirements.
How to deploy a Vue app to Azure Static Web Apps using Azure DevOps and YAML

How to deploy a Vue app to Azure Static Web Apps using Azure DevOps and YAML

Carmel Eve

Static Web Apps are Microsoft's offering for hosting static web applications on Azure. This post runs through how to deploy a VueJS application to a Static Web App using a YAML-defined Azure Devops pipeline.
New LinkedIn Learning Course: AZ-204 - Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

New LinkedIn Learning Course: AZ-204 - Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Carmel Eve

Carmel has recently released an exam tips course on preparing for the AZ-204 exam: Developing solutions for Microsoft Azure! The course gives an overview of the syllabus, some tips on what you'll need to know for each section, and some examples of common question types.
Data is the new soil

Data is the new soil

Barry Smart

Thinking of data as the new soil is useful in highlighting the key elements that enable a successful data and analytics initiative.
C# serialization with JsonSchema and System.Text.Json

C# serialization with JsonSchema and System.Text.Json

Matthew Adams

Learn how code generation can build on System.Text.Json and JSON Schema to create a great experience for C# developers.
How to use Azure Synapse SQL Serverless to connect Data Lake and Power BI

How to use Azure Synapse SQL Serverless to connect Data Lake and Power BI

Carmel Eve

TL;DR - Using Azure Synapse SQL Serverless, you can query Azure Data Lake and populate Power BI reports across multiple workspaces.
How to test Azure Synapse notebooks

How to test Azure Synapse notebooks

James Broome

Interactive Spark notebooks are an incredibly powerful tool for data exploration and experimentation. And in Azure Synapse, the time to (business) value is significantly decreased due to tight integration with Pipelines and monitoring tooling. But as with any software process, the need to validate business rules is important, as is ensuring that quality doesn't regress over time - especially so in such a collaborative and productive environment. This post looks at some simple ways to add testing to your Synapse Notebooks.
How to use Power BI deployment pipelines to enable DevOps for analytics

How to use Power BI deployment pipelines to enable DevOps for analytics

Carmel Eve

Power BI deployment pipelines is a (relatively) new feature of Power BI that is used to manage collaboration, change management and testing of reports. They can be used to enable DevOps for your analytics solutions, and support structured development and deployment of reports.
Do robots dream of counting sheep?

Do robots dream of counting sheep?

Barry Smart

Some of my thoughts inspired whilst helping out on the farm over the weekend. What is the future of work given the increasing presence of machines in our day to day lives? In which situations can AI deliver greatest value? How can we ease the stress of digital transformation on people who are impacted by it?