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Retrospecting on my first year at endjin

Retrospecting on my first year at endjin

Liam Mooney

Liam joined endjin as part of the Software Engineering Apprenticeship 2021 cohort. In this post he looks back on his fist year and uses the post to introspect and look ahead to his second year.
In Defence of Squash Commits

In Defence of Squash Commits

Ian Griffiths

Encapsulation is a powerful tool. Squash commits provide a way to encapsulate Git commit history.
An Overview of the Corvus.Extensions Library

An Overview of the Corvus.Extensions Library

Jessica Hill

Corvus.Extensions is an open source repository that provides a collection of useful helper extension methods to .NET types. This post provides a spotlight on the repository.
Adventures in Dapr: Episode 4 - Containerising with Visual Studio

Adventures in Dapr: Episode 4 - Containerising with Visual Studio

James Dawson

Explore Dapr for cloud migration & simplify containerized dev inner-loop using Visual Studio with the Dapr Traffic Control sample application.
Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Migration of the existing test environment

Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Migration of the existing test environment

Jonathan George

The fifth in a series of posts talking about how and why we migrated an application from Azure Functions to Azure Container Apps
Big Data LDN: highlights and how to survive your first data conference

Big Data LDN: highlights and how to survive your first data conference

Elisenda Gascon

Here are some of the highlights form this year's Big Data LDN conference.
High Performance UriTemplate resolution with low-allocation C#

High Performance UriTemplate resolution with low-allocation C#

Matthew Adams

Learn how to use high-performance code constructs like ReadOnlySpan<T> to parse and create UriTemplates for C# developers.
Customizing Lake Databases in Azure Synapse Analytics

Customizing Lake Databases in Azure Synapse Analytics

Ed Freeman

Explore Custom Objects in Lake Databases for user-friendly column names, calculated columns, and pre-defined queries in Azure Synapse Analytics.
How to create a semantic model using Synapse Analytics Database Templates

How to create a semantic model using Synapse Analytics Database Templates

Barry Smart

Explore Azure Synapse Analytics Database Templates and learn to create semantic models in this 2nd blog of the series.
My first year as an Apprentice Engineer

My first year as an Apprentice Engineer

Elisenda Gascon

Eli joined endjin as part of the Software Engineering Apprenticeship 2021 cohort. In this post she reflects on her first year.
Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Authentication and CORS issues

Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Authentication and CORS issues

Jonathan George

The fourth post migrating an app from Azure Functions to Azure Container Apps we examine the challenges around authentication and CORS
What is a Lake Database in Azure Synapse Analytics?

What is a Lake Database in Azure Synapse Analytics?

Ed Freeman

Explore Lake Databases in Azure Synapse Analytics: analyze Dataverse data, share Spark tables, and design models with Database Templates.
EVALUATEANDLOG in DAX

EVALUATEANDLOG in DAX

Jessica Hill

This blog post explores an exciting, hidden new feature in DAX - the EVALUATEANDLOG function. EVALUATEANDLOG brings debugging capability to Power BI.
Insight Discovery (part 6) – How to define business requirements for a successful cloud data & analytics project

Insight Discovery (part 6) – How to define business requirements for a successful cloud data & analytics project

James Broome

Many data projects fail to deliver the impact they should for a simple reason – they focus on the data. This series of posts explains a different way of thinking that will set up your data & analytics projects for success. Using an iterative, action-oriented, insight discovery process, it demonstrates tools and techniques that will help you to identify, define and prioritize requirements in your own projects so that they deliver maximum value. It also explores the synergy with modern cloud analytics platforms like Azure Synapse, explaining how the process and the architecture actively support each other for fast, impactful delivery.
Putting total cost of ownership (TCO) into action

Putting total cost of ownership (TCO) into action

Barry Smart

Total cost of ownership can be used a various stages in the lifecycle of a digital asset to support data driven decisions.
What are Synapse Analytics Database Templates and why should you use them?

What are Synapse Analytics Database Templates and why should you use them?

Barry Smart

Explore Azure Synapse Analytics Database Templates and learn to leverage them in modern data pipelines.
5 lessons learnt from using Power Automate

5 lessons learnt from using Power Automate

Mike Evans-Larah

In this post, we look at 5 lessons that we learnt from a recently completed Power Automate project that helped us to get the best out of the platform.
Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Build and deployment pipelines, and our first big problem

Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Build and deployment pipelines, and our first big problem

Jonathan George

The third in a series of posts talking about how and why we migrated an application from Azure Functions to Azure Container Apps
Insight Discovery (part 5) – Deliver insights incrementally with data pipelines

Insight Discovery (part 5) – Deliver insights incrementally with data pipelines

James Broome

Discover a unique, action-oriented approach to data projects for maximum impact. Learn how to prioritize requirements and leverage cloud analytics platforms.
How to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO)

How to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO)

Barry Smart

There is a broad spectrum of costs that a digital asset will accrue over its lifetime, which will typically span many years.
Insight Discovery (part 4) – Data projects should have a backlog

Insight Discovery (part 4) – Data projects should have a backlog

James Broome

This series focuses on maximizing data projects' impact via an iterative, insight discovery process, and synergy with cloud platforms like Azure Synapse.
What is the total cost of ownership (TCO) and why is it important?

What is the total cost of ownership (TCO) and why is it important?

Barry Smart

Understanding the total cost of ownership is key to making informed decisions about technology investments.
Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions

Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions

Liam Mooney

This post gives an overview of Continuous Integrations and shows how you can implement it with GitHub Actions, with an accompanying example Python project
Publishing Scripts to the PowerShell Gallery

Publishing Scripts to the PowerShell Gallery

James Dawson

Explore how to share a function from a PowerShell module as a standalone script, without maintaining two code versions.
Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Migrating from Azure Functions to ASP.NET Core

Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps: Migrating from Azure Functions to ASP.NET Core

Jonathan George

The second in a series of posts talking about how and why we migrated an application from Azure Functions to Azure Container Apps