Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

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

What is the right approach to cache data in your solution?

October 15, 2020

We all want to be the fastest. We all want to make sure our apps outperform others, but what do you need to do for it? In this article, I will explain what the best approach is to cache your solutions. Important When building on top of a platform like SharePoint, you will always have to deal with the fact that you cannot be faster than the platform itself.

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#DevHack: Simple caching in Node.js Azure Functions

October 12, 2020

Azure Functions do not have an out-of-the-box caching mechanism. For caching, the recommended way would be to use a distributed cache like Azure Cache or Redis. These services each come with their price tag and might be too robust for the cache you want to create or need. For Azure Function created with C#, you can use the good old memory cache.

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#DevHack: Microsoft Edge - Network Console

October 3, 2020

For a long time, I loved using Postman for API testing. Ever since the Chrome apps got deprecated, the experience was not the same anymore. Since then, I have been using Charles, Insomnia, and some other tools. This week I discovered an experimental feature in Microsoft Edge which allows you to edit and replay API calls from within the browser.

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SPFx issues with the new Referrer-Policy in Chrome >= 85

September 22, 2020

Since version 85 of Chrome, the default referrer policy has changed from no-referrer-when-downgrade to strict-origin-when-cross-origin. This change might have a significant impact on your SharePoint Framework solutions when they rely on the referrer header (or better, the referer header with a single “r”). What is the referrer header? Whenever your browser does an API call, the referrer header gets used to indicate the page’s origin from where it was performed.

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Redesign of my blog with Tailwind

September 21, 2020

Since the beginning of 2013, I have been using the same blog theme with a couple of small changes that I did over the years. Most of the time, I would change the primary colors, but that was all. Why would you change something which works fine? When I moved from WordPress to a static site, at first, I thought it would be an excellent time to redo the design, but the migration took a bit longer, so I just ported the design to Hugo.

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Running #PYOD online store with PowerPlatform and Azure

September 11, 2020

During the Corona crisis, Luise Freese and I was chatting about conferences and stickers. Nobody can get stickers these days, as all conferences are now virtual. That brought us to the crazy idea of opening our sticker store on which we want to sell stickers created for IT/Tech/DEV people. Info the store is called Pimp Your Own Device and is available at: http://pimpyourowndevice.

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