Archive for September 2020

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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PnP Virtual Conference: Start UI testing your solutions

September 8, 2020

On the first of September 2020, the PnP team organized its first virtual conference. The conference had lots of great sessions, and I am sure you would have had a hard time picking the sessions you wanted to follow. You know what they say, choosing is losing. Actually, that is not true.

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Parse multipart/form-data in Azure Function

September 2, 2020

While working on an internal Azure Static Web Site project, I needed to upload CSV files to an Azure Function to import data to Cosmos DB. When uploading a file to your API, the multipart/form-data content-type is used. The body’s format looks a bit “special” as it requires some parsing to get each file.

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Why I picked Cypress over Selenium

September 2, 2020

For the PnP Virtual Conference, I did a talk about how to start with UI testing. During the session, someone asked me why my preference is Cypress and not Selenium. As the session was only 30 minutes, it is hard to fit every bits and piece in it. That is the intention of this article to tell you why we are using Cypress.

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