If you're creating business services that send dates and decimal data then you may be concerned that gRPC services don't support the relevant data types. Don't Panic! There are solutions. Here's how to use them.
In the real world, you've been dealing with the State pattern every time you designed a set of database tables. The Protocol Buffers specification lets you do the same thing when you define the messages you send and receive from your gRPC Web Service.
Microsoft-centric technologies are featured prominently in a new examination of the top in-demand programming skills published by careers site Dice.com.
Here's everything you need to know to create a standard set of reusable message formats to use with your gRPC services.
Microsoft touted the introduction of long-awaited "Call Hierarchy" support and some UI updates in the year's first update to Java functionality in the Visual Studio Code editor.
Peter's pretty fanatical about replacing documentation/comments with readable code. So he's very excited about using enums when defining gRPC services. Very. Excited. But there are some best practices and "things to be aware of" when using this feature.
The Data Science Lab
Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses code samples and screen shots to explain perceptron classification, a machine learning technique that can be used for predicting if a person is male or female based on numeric predictors such as age, height, weight, and so on. It's mostly useful to provide a baseline result for comparison with more powerful ML techniques such as logistic regression and k-nearest neighbors.
Defining your gRPC service using the Protocol Buffers specification is pretty easy. There are just a couple of things to be aware of as you convert from the specification to .NET Core and then manage your service's evolution.
The Visual Studio Code development team placed a Santa hat on the settings gear icon in the IDE as has been done in the past for the holiday season, but this year someone objected.