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Migrating a Local Node Script to Azure Functions using VS Code

I have a work project that uses GitHub APIs to access stats about specific repos (views, clones, forks, etc.). It was pretty straightforward to get the project running locally using GitHub’s Octokit REST package and with a little work I had a working Node script that could be run to retrieve the data and display it in the console. That was a good start, but the script functionality needed to be consumed by others in my organization as well as by services such as Power Automate. What to do? While I could easily convert the script into a Node/Express API […]


New Video Series: All Things Microsoft Cloud

I had a chance to sit down with my colleague Ayça Baş as well as several special guests to talk about how different technologies across the Microsoft Cloud can be integrated together to build a variety of applications. Check out the different interviews in the video series below. What is the Microsoft Cloud? Ayça and I talk about the overall Microsoft Cloud and services that are available. While Azure is a central part of the Microsoft Cloud, you can also integrate with services across Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and GitHub. Ayça and I also discuss a new Build applications on […]


Developing Real-Time Collaborative Apps with Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and Github

Have you considered adding real-time collaboration into your apps? Do you want to learn how to collaborate more efficiently on code your team is writing? In today’s distributed work environment there are many new and exciting collaborative technologies available across Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and GitHub that you can tap into today. These technologies can be used to increase user productivity as well as developer productivity and take your applications to the next level! For example, you can: Allow users to collaborate on data in real-time within your application using technologies such as the Fluid Framework or SignalR. Add […]


It’s Time for a Change

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “Change is good” at some point in your life. Although change can be hard, I’ve found that for me personally, it’s the only way to grow and move forward in life. It was a big (and hard) change starting my own company 20 years ago but I wouldn’t trade the experience I’ve gained for anything. To set the stage for this post, let me share a little about what I’ve been doing, walk you through what I’ve been thinking, and then discuss the next big change I’ve decided to make (jump to the bottom […]


Video: Building and Running Custom ASP.NET Core Containers

I recently had the opportunity to do a webinar for Pluralsight where I talked about how you can use Docker to build and run custom ASP.NET Core containers. The containers can be run locally on your machine, on a company server within an on-prem data center, or even in the cloud. Here are the specific topics that I covered in this session: Docker Concept Review Docker and ASP.NET Core Creating a Custom Dockerfile Multi-Stage Dockerfiles Running ASP.NET Core Containers in Azure You can view the recording from the webinar below. The slides from the presentation can be found here. Building […]