Python

Run your code and leave build to us

11 March 2019

So you followed that excellent walkthrough on the web and built a great prototype web app. You run npm start locally and browse to http://localhost and it all looks great.

Sr. Program Manager, Azure Developer Experience

Taking a closer look at Python support for Azure Functions

12 December 2018

Azure Functions provides a powerful programming model for accelerated development and serverless hosting of event-driven applications. Ever since we announced the general availability of the Azure Functions 2.0 runtime, support for Python has been one of our top requests. At Microsoft Connect() last week, we announced the public preview of Python support in Azure Functions.

Program Manager II, Azure Functions

Training a neural network to play Hangman without a dictionary

27 July 2017

We used reinforcement learning and CNTK to train a neural network to guess hidden words in a game of Hangman. Our trained model has no reliance on a reference dictionary: it takes as input a variable-length, partially-obscured word (consisting of blank spaces and any correctly-guessed letters) and a binary vector indicating which letters have already been guessed. In the git repository associated with this post, we provide sample code for training the neural network and deploying it in an Azure Web App for gameplay.

Data Scientist II