Levi’s transparency and traceability on the blockchain

The 2 main benefits of using the blockchain are transparency and the integrity of data as it cannot be manipulated, every change is recorded and cannot be modified or deleted. This the reason Harvard University and Levi Strauss & Co have announced a blockchain based health and safety platform. The platform will provide self-reported data […]

Ambulance Victoria and AI Descision Support Systems

Ambulance Victoria is another organisation that is looking to hashtag#AI to assist with real-time decision making in order to support staff. Ambulance Victoria is looking to deploy a predictive analytics platform running on Microsoft Azure that will support “data mining, machine learning, contextual models and ai to draw rich insights”. The aim is to assist […]

Macy’s VR experience increases sales

Macy’s (US Department store) are always looking for ways to keep their customer experience fresh and engaging and through digital transformation have found a new tool to help increase sales. Macy’s has announced a partnership with Marxent to deploy roughly 70 VR installations to its stores across the US. During the pilot program held at […]

Electrical nose stimulation and being able to smell objects in VR

Imagine in the future watching an episode of MasterChef and being able to smell the ingredients the contestants are cooking with. Imagine sitting at the virtual judging table next to Gary, George and Matt and seeing the food up close and being able to smell it and taking it all in. Some very interesting tech […]

Dynamic Configuration of ImageProcessor .Net with Azure App Service Slot Settings

At Aerion we use the awesome ImageProcessor library (A .NET library for on-the-fly processing of images) when we need to have image caching and the ability to request images at different sizes based on designs. As with most things when moving the code to an Azure App Service we try to utilise the Slot Settings so that […]

Using a Shim to mockup static and extension methods

For our C# unit testing, we generally use a mocking framework called Moq which makes it easy to create mock classes for injecting behaviour and verifying calls. But this only works for public instance methods and won’t work for anything static. Extension methods must be static methods within static classes, so what happens when you want […]

Azure Application settings and Angular

Using Azure’s Application Settings allows you to manage different configurations for each development slot but there is no default way to utilise this feature from an Angular app.  By Utilising Slot Specific settings we are able to provide different API URL’s for our test and staging slot, among other app-specific settings. Normally these would be maintained […]