Leveraging Docker to Quickly Setup an Object Detection API

Adam Costenbader Development Technologies, Docker, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In this blog, we utilize the strengths of Docker containers to quickly spin up two separate containers that we can utilize for our software development needs – one running the DeepStack API software and the other running a utility to help us get started with the DeepStack API.

The best part is that once we are comfortable with our setup, we could quickly and easily stop and remove the DeepStackUI utility container to free up resources all while continuing to run the DeepStack API software without interruption.

Bridging the Gap: Azure App Insights to On-Prem Elastic Stack

Zach Gardner Azure, Development Technologies, Tutorial 1 Comment

Recently, while working for a large healthcare client in New York, I ran into an interesting problem that had slim literature on how to solve it.

Our application is primarily on-prem, but it does leverage Azure for a few functions that are easier to solve in a cloud-native environment. We wanted to be able to monitor those functions using the same Elastic Stack that we use to monitor our on-prem application.

I was tasked with building a bridge between where our functionality logs to in Azure (App Insights), and getting that securely back into our Elasticsearch instance that powers our Elastic Stack.

This blog post will detail the solution I landed on. I hope it will be useful to others that need to solve a similar problem!

Chatting with Rasa: An Intro to Chatbots

Braden Niswonger Development Technologies, Machine Learning, Tutorial Leave a Comment

It seems like a lot of websites these days are equipped with a Chatbot. It’s used for customer service, simple Q/A, and more.

As chatbots have grown in popularity, so have the number of different frameworks that can be used to implement them.

In this blog, we will explore one of these frameworks, Rasa. First, I’ll cover some of the basics of chatbots. Then, I’ll explain how to write a simple Chatbot using Rasa, and we’ll highlight some of its additional functionality as well.

Painless Data Fetching With react-query

Haaris Chaudhry Development Technologies, React, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, my name is Haaris Chaudhry, and I’m a developer at Keyhole Software. Let me tell you about react-query! In this blog, I’m going to give a quick introduction to a library for React called react-query. React-query provides specialized hooks that allow you to fetch and update data, which significantly reduces the complexity of hydrating and refreshing your components. …

JavaScript Shortcuts from a Seasoned Professional

Brian Jacobs JavaScript, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

I’ve spent the past 15 years of my career working as a web developer. Over those years, I’ve learned and created various shortcuts to help ease development. So, I figured I’d share them with you. This short write up lists some of the JavaScript tips and tricks that I’ve picked up during my career.

The first snippet I’ll cover is one I’ve only used in a very specific, unique circumstance. It may not be relevant to all of you, but I wanted to share for the few it would apply to. The rest are snippets I use on nearly a daily basis. No matter your situation or requirements, you should be able to find at least one that you can adopt.