Product Reviews: DevToys

Three-Word Review Get it. Now. More Than Three Word Review DevToys is a Windows app which provides a series of helpful tools for developers. We know they're helpful because in many cases, there are popular websites which provide these tools. For example, there is a built-in PNG/JPEG compression tool, similar to what TinyPNG offers us.…

Getting Started with KQL

In the last exciting episode, we loaded some Mars farming data into our Data Explorer pool. Today, we're going to query that data. Navigating to https://dataexplorer.azure.com, we can see the Synapse workspace, Data Explorer pool, and table in the Query tab. Ready to query! In order to query data, we need to use the Kusto…

Having Fun with Streamlit

In the course of working on my book, I wanted to build an easy-to-use website for outlier detection. The idea here is that I have a REST API to perform the outlier detection work but I'd like something a little easier to read than JSON blobs coming out of Postman. That's where Streamlit comes into…

The Basics of MLflow

This is sort of related to a series on getting beyond the basics with Azure ML but is not officially part of that series. In this post, we are going to cover MLflow, a platform for managing the machine learning lifecycle. What is MLflow? MLflow is a set of products which allow data scientists to…

Upping My Audio Quality Game

A few months ago, Anthony Nocentino discussed his Pluralsight setup. I decided that this was a good time to take advantage of a friend's knowledge and upgrade my system. Obligatory Warnings Before I get into the setup, I have to lay out some warnings. You get two classes of obligatory warning here: first, that I…