Thursday, January 6, 2022

Authoring resource with Luis

Azure LUIS is a great cognitive service that requires two resources to be provisioned in order to work properly. The predictive resource can be created in almost any Azure region, but the authoring resource is limited to specific regions. The authoring resource is where the site will save and 'train' your configuration; you'll then publish that configuration and it will be used by the predictive engine as you submit your requests. You can think of these two as training and competition. The authoring is where you lift weights, work on your cardio, practice your forms; the predictive is the applied results of your training. 


Deploying Azure Functions via Azure Pipelines, I discovered that if your code is already compiled, you should tell Azure not to build it on deploy. This is done with an app setting SCM_DO_BUILD_DURING_DEPLOYMENT which is set to false. The standard practice is to build your artifacts once, then deploy them to subsequent environments--the same build artifact is deployed to each environment. If your code is already built, without the above setting, you'll get weird errors such as: "Error: Couldn't detect a version for the platform 'dotnet' in the repo." That error indicates it is trying to build your code. Use the above app setting to prevent the build.