Office Development MVP / 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.

To write code comments or not, it should not be a question

March 1, 2021

Comments, just do it. I write this post because I read a couple of articles, and messages on social platforms about stop using comments in your code. In some cases, there is good reasoning behind it, but even with this reasoning, I believe that comments are too valuable for your DEV team.

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#DevHack: Open your VSCode extension settings from the code

February 26, 2021

For my VSCode Front Matter extension, I wanted to implement a link that allows you to open the VSCode settings to the extension quickly. Front Matter - Quick link to settings I could not find anything in the documentation but found a reference on Stackoverflow mentioning you could use: vscode.

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Using Doctor on Azure DevOps to generate your documentation

February 26, 2021

GitHub Actions is hot these days, but still, Azure DevOps is being used in many companies, and I do as well. Doctor a tool for publishing your markdown documentation on SharePoint, works nicely on Azure DevOps as well. Info I will use the doctor sample as the blueprint for this article.

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#DevHack: GitHub Actions do not run step on schedule

February 25, 2021

When creating a whole new Github Actions workflow for Doctor, I wanted to do as much as possible from one workflow and be able to limit specific actions depending on how it triggered. I wanted my GitHub Actions to run on each push to the dev and main branch and run the tests on a schedule.

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#DevHack: Using Azure CDN with SAS on Verizon Premium

February 25, 2021

In the previous article, I explained how you could use the Shared Access Signature (SAS) in Cloudflare. The reason that I use this approach is to make sure the Azure Storage cannot be publicly accessed. Only via a SAS token blobs can be retrieved or updated. If you want to do this for Azure CDN, I pointed to the documentation to configure this, but it seems that it has changed a bit over time.

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Using Cloudflare to serve your private Azure Storage Blobs

February 22, 2021

Recently I wrote about how to use Cloudflare as a CDN for your Azure Storage Containers/Blobs. The process for setting up Cloudflare for Azure Storage is straightforward. Info Use Cloudflare CDN for your Azure Storage caching Now to make this work, you need to configure the Azure Storage to be anonymously accessible.

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