Office Development MVP / VS Code & Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Struyf Consulting, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Taking the good out of the bad experiences, wrapping up 2021

December 24, 2021

What!? It is already the end of 2021! All I can say about 2021 is that life takes you to unexpected places. Even in the last two weeks of 2021, things happened for which I far from prepared. In some circumstances of the events that occurred this year, I wish I could give myself the potential of just taking a break.

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Use React in your VSCode WebView with hot module replacement

December 17, 2021

For Front Matter and another extension, I am currently developing. I use the Visual Studio Code WebView API heavily as it provides fully customizable views for your panels or tabs. It allows any company and developer to create their own unique experiences. One of the things I did for a long time was manually hitting the refresh button each time I updated the code.

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#DevHack: check how your VSCode extension is running

December 17, 2021

When developing Visual Studio Code extensions, it might come in handy to know when running a production- or debug-build. Typically in Node.js projects, we verify this by using the NODE_ENV environment variable. Unfortunately, this approach cannot be used as VS Code runs in a different instance, and environment variables are lost.

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Change is here - Rapid API here I am

November 29, 2021

Over the last couple of months, I have been working at a great company. When the time comes, I’ll be able to tell you more about it. Some of you might know where I moved. For the ones that don’t, I can say it wasn’t a Microsoft focussed company. I have been interested in seeing how other companies and technology stacks are progressing.

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Can an AI be used as a ghostwriter for your articles?

October 19, 2021

The power of AI is rising everywhere. More and more, you see services popping up which will help you write code, content, understand code, and so much more. Last week I woke up and asked myself if an AI would already write the content I wanted. I was already sure it could write content, but I was unsure if it would be able to write it the way I would like it to be written.

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Reviewing Cloudflare Pages to show what it has to offer

October 15, 2021

Cloudflare is a name that probably does not need any introduction. It is a well-known service that provides one of the fastest and massively used content delivery networks (CDN). Cloudflare developers have been busy as they have been building a lot of valuable new services like the one that I am talking about in this article Cloudflare Pages.

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