In this post I will show you how to turn some dynamic data into a static website using a timer-triggered Azure Function (written in nodejs) & mustache with static website hosting for Azure Storage. For this demo I’ll create a simple, personalized start page showing some headlines I grab from a WordPress site and also
Currently I’m playing around with the new Static website hosting for Azure Storage feature which has recently been launched in public preview. This allows you to serve static web content (HTML, CSS, JS, images) directly from a dedicated blob directory inside Azure Storage without setting up any kind of web app or proxy function.
We’re currently building an Angular 4 + Cordova app for Android and iOS. One big feature is the photo upload, which takes multiple images, displays a preview and uploads it to the server.
Building bots with the Microsoft Bot Framework is fun, but a complex dialog structure can get out of hand quickly. While juggling different types of nested dialogs with follow-up questions and adaptive cards I wanted to be able to answer simple questions at any step of the conversation. Queries like “what can I say”, “contact
A while ago I started building a C# Wrapper (WordPressPCL) for the new WordPress REST API that was released in version 4.7. At first it was a regular Portable Class Library (hence the name), but with the release of .NET Standard I quickly switched to this new format which is more compatible and easier to
This week I was working on a Universal Windows Platform app that needs to show a website inside a WebView for several hours at a time. Unfortunately after a few hours the app took all the RAM it could get due to some memory leaks inside the WebView which I don’t have any control over.
The last few days I was trying to add additional GPIO ports to a DragonBoard 410c running Windows 10 IoT Core. I chose a MCP23017-E/SP chip that will provide you with 16 extra GPIO pins through I2C. Getting it to work is actually not that hard, if you can (unlike me) avoid those few nasty pitfalls.
In this post we’ll look at scraping Websites on a regular basis using Azure WebJobs & Node.js (jQuery / cheerio) and returning the data as JSON. In the example below we’ll each week grab the apps that are on sale as part of the “Red Stripe Deals” in the Windows Store. The resulting app details will be put into