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Investigating the performance benefits of EF Core 6.0 compiled models feature
Investigating the performance benefits of EF Core 6.0 compiled models feature
Jack Gill - 12/05/2022
With Microsoft's fifth preview of Entity Framework Core 6.0 released last year, Compiled Models were introduced for the first time. Here we explore this feature in more detail and evaluate its benefits via our own investigation, which draws on a database from one of our existing projects.
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What Blockchain can do for businesses globally
What Blockchain can do for businesses globally
Rhys Smith - 04/05/2022
We investigate the transformative potential of blockchain technology and look at some use cases across industries.
Exploring the Possibilities of Infrastructure as Code
Exploring the Possibilities of Infrastructure as Code
Jack Percy - 21/04/2022
Infrastructure as code (IaC) is the managing and provisioning of infrastructure through code instead of manual processes. This article explores some of its benefits, use cases and how we are implementing this concept into our work at Audacia.
A Week in The Life: Melanie Hanson, Associate Software Tester
A Week in The Life: Melanie Hanson, Associate Software Tester
Melanie Hanson is an associate software tester at Audacia. Following a conversation about Mel's career journey, we give an insight into what a software tester's role entails on a weekly basis.
Our guidelines for code review
Our guidelines for code review
Richard Brown - 07/04/2022
At Audacia, all code is reviewed by at least one other person before it goes through any other form of testing. It is the first quality gate at which potential issues can be raised and addressed. Here we discuss some of the best practices for code reviews.
Team Stories: Melanie Hanson, Associate Software Tester
Team Stories: Melanie Hanson, Associate Software Tester
In our latest Team Story, Melanie Hanson gives an insight to her role as an Associate Software Tester and the projects she has worked on since beginning her career at Audacia.
Natural Language Processing with Microsoft LUIS - How to consume your published model (part 2 of 2)
Natural Language Processing with Microsoft LUIS - How to consume your published model (part 2 of 2)
Philip Rashleigh - 16/03/2022
In part 1, Audacia's technical director Philip Rashleigh built, tested and published a model within Microsoft LUIS. Here he shows you how to consume this new RESTful API, as well as building a simple web application which can consume it.
Natural Language Processing with Microsoft LUIS - How to build, train and publish your model (part 1 of 2)
Natural Language Processing with Microsoft LUIS - How to build, train and publish your model (part 1 of 2)
Philip Rashleigh - 11/03/2022
In part one of this two-part series, Audacia’s Technical Director, Philip Rashleigh, gives an overview of how Microsoft LUIS can be used to create a natural language processing model.
Team Stories: Esme Lawrence, Associate Software Developer
Team Stories: Esme Lawrence, Associate Software Developer
Esme Lawrence, Associate Software Developer at Audacia discusses her role, the types of projects she works on and what is her favourite part of working at Audacia.
Using Puppeteer and Node.js to generate PDFs
Using Puppeteer and Node.js to generate PDFs
Danny Humphrey - 24/02/2022
A recent project had a requirement to add in the option to generate PDFs to an already extensive reporting tool built using React. Here we discuss how we used Puppeteer and Node.js to generate the PDFs.