Building a real-time streaming dashboard with Spark, Grafana, Chronograf and InfluxDB
When you work with the Internet of Things (IoT) or other real-time data sources, there is one things that keeps bothering you, and that's a real-time visualization dashboard. So in this post, I will explain how you can set up a pipeline that allows you to visualize through 2 popular visualization tools: Chronograf and Grafana.
How-To Visualize Metrics with Grafana and Chronograf by using InfluxDB
Visualizing is an important part of working with data. Here I will walk you step by step on how you can create a working Visualization dashboard with Grafana and Chronograf which queries events through InfluxDB.
Lessons learned after being at Microsoft for 1 year
Today marks my 1st anniversary of working as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, and wow what an exciting time it has been! But before I go deeper into my experiences and lessons learned, I first would like to start by thanking some people without whom all of this would never have been possible.
Predicting Instagram Pictures Likes and Comments with .NET Core and ML.NET
For a new fun Project, I wanted to create an Artificial Intelligence model that will allow me to predict the comments and likes of new pictures that a user can post on Instagram based on their own historical data.
Creating a throttled REST API Consumer
A common thing in Node.js is to create a REST API consumer that will perform a REST call. Due to the rise of many REST APIs, you might find yourself in the situation that you want to execute 1000s of calls (for example: Azure Cognitive Services).
How To Bind C++ Code with Dotnet Core
While you are working with compiled code, you often find yourself in the situation that every bit of performance count (just think about GPU intensive operations or even game engines). For this reason, we often turn back to coding C++ coding to be as low-level as possible (seeing that writing pure ASM is just too hard).
Writing a C# SDK for the OpenAI Gym using .NET Core
When we take a look at the OpenAI Gym on Github ([https://github.com/openai/gym-http-api](https://github.com/openai/gym-http-api)), we see that it does not have bindings available for C#. Now since I am a firm believer of .NET Core and what it brings to developer ecosystem, I decided to write one myself ([https://github.com/Xaviergeerinck/dotnetcore-sdk-openai](https://github.com/Xaviergeerinck/dotnetcore-sdk-openai)). Using what I learned in my previous blog post [How to write a SDK in dotnet Core](/post/2018/8/10/coding-dotnet-howto-write-a-sdk-in-dotnet-core) I created one that looks like this for the main method:
How to get and update your profile picture in Active Directory (AD)
Updating your Profile Picture in Active Directory is often an annoying process with not enough tools available (or working) to do so. Luckily there are some handy powershell commands that we can use to update this quickly.