Author / Paweł Łukasik

Some time ago I’ve attended a .net developer days 2017 conference. I was quite busy since (traveling, teaching .net, working) that only now I got some time to share some thoughts about it. As a bonus I’m including a short interview I did during the event. I need to state here, just to be clear, […]

We developers don’t like documentation. We don’t like to read it, and we even more we don’t like to write it. But sometimes it is worth to read it. Like when you find out that by using datetime in SQL DB you got a milliseconds precision but only if it ends on 0,3,7 (link). That […]

In the previous post we’ve removed some of the technical debt that could be found in our NetDeveloperPoland Website application. In this one we will remove it even more. We can even maybe reach a B? Let’s see where we’ll end up at the end of this part. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a […]

As you could read in the post about NDepend – the Technical debt feature was I think the best what was new (to me) in NDepend 2017. I’ve decided to use it and write couple of posts how I use this feature to actually reducing it in the NetDevelopersPoland WebSite project. Paweł Łukasik Founder of […]

If you have ever written an application that’s a bit bigger than a standard Hello World and that will live a litter longer than just for showing it to your significant other – I bet you’ve experience the same. You try to make it clean. You try to make it perfect but in the end […]

Microsoft Cognitive Services & Bot Framework - video

If you prefer to watch that to read and you like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework here’s something for you. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of the leaders of Wroc.NET user group. Microsoft MVP

Microsoft Cognitive Services - applications

Even the best technology is not worth much if there are no applications that uses it. The same goes with Microsoft Cognitive Services. Here is the list of few websites or apps that uses Cognitive Services. Let’s see if this technology is already getting adoption. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. […]

Microsoft Cognitive Services - Search API

The last leg of Microsoft Cognitive Services is Search API. Lets check what we can find in this part of the API that could extend our application with intelligence. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of the leaders of Wroc.NET user group. Microsoft MVP

Microsoft Cognitive Services - Knowledge API

Continuing on Microsoft Cognitive API. Today lets find out about Knowledge API. In this category we can find services like: Academic Knowledge, Entity Linking, Knowledge Exploration, QnA maker and Recommendation API. Lets have a closer look at each of them. Academic Knowledge This API allows you to search through academic papers and retrieve information from […]

Visual Studio 2017 is here

Tomorrow is the launch day for Visual Studio 2017. This year marks also a 20th anniversary. Visual Studio 2017 If you are interested or a fan just go to https://launch.visualstudio.com where you can watch the live streaming of the whole event. There might be also a local event in your town so have a check at https://launch.visualstudio.com/local-events/ whether someone is hosting […]