Category: microsoft

Sourcehunt 17.1: 7 Interesting PHP Packages to Keep an Eye On

If you’re new to Sourcehunt, it’s our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars or pull requests. It’s our way of giving back – promoting projects that we use (or could use) so that they gain enough exposure to ...

Picking the Brains of Your Customers with Microsoft’s Text Analytics

With the explosion of machine learning services in recent years, it has become easier than ever for developers to create “smart apps”. In this article, I’ll introduce you to Microsoft’s offering for providing machine-learning capabilities to apps. Specifically, you’ll learn about the Text ...

Use React Native to a Create a Face Recognition App

In this tutorial I’ll use the Microsoft Face API to create a face recognition app with React Native. I’m going to assume that you’ve already built a React Native app so won’t cover all parts of the code. If you’re new to React Native, I recommend you read my previous tutorial on “Bui...

Will Microsoft Edge Be Able To Succeed?

There are numerous web browsers out there, each with its set of advantages and disadvantages. Plus, every user has his or her preference when it comes to web browsers. A good number of users rely on Chrome, especially because it can sync your bookmarks and all other data with your Google account whereas many others cho...

Building Microsoft’s What-Dog AI in under 100 Lines of Code

Rather recently, Microsoft released an app using AI to detect a dog’s breed. When I tested it on my beagle, though… Hmm, not quite, app. Not quite. In my non-SitePoint time, I also work for Diffbot – the startup you may have heard of over the past few weeks – who also dabble in AI. To test how they com...

Building Microsoft’s What-Dog AI in under 100 Lines of Code

Rather recently, Microsoft released an app using AI to detect a dog’s breed. When I tested it on my beagle, though… Hmm, not quite, app. Not quite. In my non-SitePoint time, I also work for Diffbot – the startup you may have heard of over the past few weeks – who also dabble in AI. To test how they com...

Remotely Debug and Test JavaScript with New Vorlon.js Plug-ins

In April 2015, our team of engineers and tech evangelists at Microsoft launched Vorlon.js, an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. When we launched the project during the Microsoft Build Developer Conference keynote, we had only three plugins: the DOM Explo...