VS Code's debugging mechanism for Azure Functions on Mac OS frequently breaks. This post documents an approach to get it working.
Getting started with the Web Monetization API
Bicep: Static Web Apps and Linked Backends
Azure Static Web Apps can be linked to Azure Functions, Azure Container Apps etc to provide the linked backend for a site. This post will demonstrate how to do this with Bicep.
TypeScript Unit Tests with Debug Support
Faster Docusaurus builds with swc-loader
This post demonstrates how to speed up your Docusaurus build by using SWC and the
swc-loader for webpack.
React: storing state in URL with URLSearchParams
useState hook is a great way to persist state inside the context of a component in React. This post demonstrates a simple React hook that stores state in the URL querystring, building on top of React Routers
Reverse engineering the Azure Application Insights Transactions URL
Logs matter. In Azure, logs generally live in Application Insights, in the Transaction Search section. This post reverse engineers the Azure Application Insights Transactions URL, and details how to construct a link to take you directly there, using both TypeScript and C#.
Swashbuckle and schemaId is already used
Swashbuckle can fail to generate a swagger / Open API document with the message "The same schemaId is already used...". This post explains what that means, and offers a way to work around it.
Terry Pratchett and the Azure Static Web Apps
Terry Pratchett is remembered on the internet. A non-standardised HTTP header:
X-Clacks-Overhead is broadcast by websites seeking to pay tribute to the great man. This post shows how we can make Azure Static Web Apps join in.
Get Build Validations with the Azure DevOps API
Build validations are a great way to protect your branches in Azure DevOps. It's possible to use the Azure DevOps API to acquire the build validations a project uses. This post shows you how using curl and the Node.js API.
Azure Static Web Apps: Failed to deploy the Azure Functions
Azure Static Web Apps presently have an issue which blocks deployment of Azure Functions with the message "Failed to deploy the Azure Functions". This happens when the resource is tagged with an
EnvironmentId tag and is discussed in this GitHub issue. There is a workaround which we will examine.
Azure Container Apps: dapr pubsub
This post shows how to build and deploy two Azure Container Apps using Bicep and GitHub Actions. These apps will communicate using dapr's publish & subscribe (pubsub) building block.
TypeScript 4.7 and ECMAScript Module Support
As part of the TypeScript 4.7 release comes a major upgrade to ECMAScript Module Support for Node.js. This post takes a look at what that means.
Azure Static Web Apps: Node.js 16 / 18 and Oryx
Azure Static Web Apps presently fixes to Node.js 14 when building. If you require a different version of Node to build, this can be a problem. This post outlines a workaround.
Azure Static Web Apps: named preview environments with Azure DevOps
Azure Static Web Apps have just released a new feature for Azure DevOps users called "named preview environments". They allow users to deploy changes to an environment, prior to merging.
Upgrading to React 18 with TypeScript
The upgrade of the React type definitions to support React 18 involved some significant breaking changes. This post digs into that and examines what the upgrade path looks like.
Type annotations: strong types, weakly held
ESLint your C# in VS Code with Roslyn Analyzers
Azure DevOps: consume a private artifact feed
Private Azure Artifact feeds in in Azure DevOps can be used to serve NuGet packages. To build applications both locally and in an Azure Pipeline using those packages, there are a few steps to follow which this post will demonstrate.
Lighthouse meet GitHub Actions
Lighthouse is a tremendous tool for auditing the performance and usability of websites. Rather than having to perform these audits manually, it's helpful to be able to plug it into your CI pipeline. This post illustrates how to integrate Lighthouse into a GitHub Actions workflow for an Azure Static Web App, and report findings directly in pull requests that are raised.