Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Prompt Patterns Every Generative AI Developer Must Know

In this post we will talk about some of patterns that you should know in order to write effective prompts. This is in continuation with my previous post about Prompts and Prompt Engineering. If you have not done so, I would strongly encourage you to read that post before continuing with this … [Read more...]

Generative AI – All About Prompts

In this short post, we will talk about prompts. We will talk about what prompts are, prompt engineering and why it is such a big deal. We will also briefly talk about prompt patterns. So let's begin! Prompts In very simple terms, prompts are inputs to a large language model (LLM). Based on … [Read more...]

Azure Docs Copilot – A Generative AI App for Searching Azure Documentation

Recently I have been spending a good amount of time reading about Generative AI. I shared the list of resources I used here. To me, the best way to learn a new technology is to build something using that technology. Azure Docs Copilot is my attempt at applying my learnings about this incredible … [Read more...]

Microsoft Semantic Kernel – An Overview

In this short post, we will talk about Semantic Kernel from Microsoft. We will talk about what exactly is Semantic Kernel and its key components. So, let's begin! What is Semantic Kernel? Simply put, Semantic Kernel is an open source SDK developed by Microsoft that helps you build AI apps. … [Read more...]

Some resources for learning Generative AI and building LLM Apps

Recently I started learning Generative AI. To be honest, after a very long time I found a technology that really excited me. As most of us, I started using this technology as my personal assistant (using ChatGPT, Bing Chat etc.) to get answers to the questions that would normally require me to do … [Read more...]

Comparing Azure Storage Blob Versions and Snapshots

Recently Azure Storage team announced the availability of blob versions. A blob version essentially represents the state of a blob (in terms of content, properties and metadata etc.) at a particular point of time. Azure Storage automatically creates a new version of a blob whenever it is modified or … [Read more...]

Avoiding “AuthorizationFailed” error when hand-crafting Shared Access Signature for Azure Storage

I've been quite active on Stack Overflow answering a lot of Azure related questions (mostly around Azure Storage). One thing I noticed there is that there are a lot of folks running into issues when they're trying to write code themselves for creating Shared Access Signature. Most of the errors they … [Read more...]

Azure Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part III: Working with Documents

In the previous posts in this series, we saw how you can work with databases and containers in Cosmos DB using their Node SDK. You can read those posts here: Part I: Working with databases: II: Working with … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part II: Working with Containers

In the previous post, we saw how we can use Node SDK for Cosmos DB to work with databases. You can read that post here: In this post, we will see how we can manage containers in a Cosmos DB database using Node … [Read more...]

Cosmos DB and Node SDK – Part I: Working with Databases

It has been a while that I wrote something :). There have been so many things I learnt in last few years and I wanted to share my learnings but one thing or other kept me away. I am hoping that I will be break this and post regularly going forward. With my work on Cerebrata Cerulean, I got an … [Read more...]