Author: Benjamin Perkins

Responsive and Responsible AI

Benjamin Perkins C#

I was watching this video where the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella was talking about AI. He touched on a few interesting points and I really love the way he articulates his thoughts and the choice of his words. He mentioned we need to teach machines to learn so they can do things humans can […]

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Getting started with Lucene.Net 2.9.2 using C#

Benjamin Perkins Lucene.NET

I recently started a project working with Lucene.Net. I am amazed at how simple it was to create and search indexes. I downloaded the source by pointing my TortoiseSVN (subversion) here (https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/lucene/lucene.net/tags/Lucene.Net_2_9_2/) and performing an Import. Once I downloaded it I opened the Lucene.Net.sln solution file in Visual Studio 2010 and compiled it targeting .Net […]

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Var vs. Object data type in C#

Benjamin Perkins C#

Knowing which data type to use in different situations is generally a basic level decision. I mean you do not need to think very hard about storing regular numbers or storing words. I hope you don’t believe that. Actually, choosing the correct data type to store your data can have serious implication on memory, storage, […]

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Convert Silverlight to WPF and WPF DataGrid in C#

Benjamin Perkins C#

Here is an example of a conversion from a Silverlight project that reads data and loads it to a DataGrid to a WPF project. Please read my previous post which covers the creation of the Silverlight project used in this example. Difference #1 Silverlight is built as a UserControl which is converted from your XAML […]

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How to configure log4net on Azure App Service

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

Although I fully recommend using Application Insights (see here) for monitoring your Azure features, I get asked sometimes how to configure log4net onto an Azure App Service.  So, this is how I did it. Install the log4net.dll binary using NuGet Configure the log4net name, type properties in the web.config Configure the log4net properties Modify the […]

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