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.

#DevHack: CORS for Cloudflare cached Azure Storage blobs

February 15, 2021

In the previous post, I told you why we moved to Cloudflare CDN to serve our Azure Storage files instead of Azure CDN. During the testing of Cloudflare, I found out that CORS headers were not present for the files. Usually, this is not needed if you only retrieve one file, but if you want to retrieve another file, for instance, a template from your site, these cross-origin resource sharing headers are required.

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#DevHack: Use Cloudflare CDN for your Azure Storage caching

January 20, 2021

Getting your files faster to your clients is very important. There are various options for this. Last year, we started to look into Azure CDN to quickly and reliably provide our source files to our customers. The Azure CDN is put in front of an Azure Storage account on which we host the files in different blob containers.

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Holding on and making the best out of 2020

December 21, 2020

Again we are at the end of the year and to start with the same words from my 2019 recap. WHAT A YEAR! If you read my 2019 recap, you know that it was a personal rollercoaster. At the beginning of 2020, I had a lot of energy and was pretty excited to make it a great year.

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#DevHack: Specifying what to run on Vercel dev

December 20, 2020

While developing the integration with Strava on our cycling club website, I wanted to use serverless functions to simplify the data retrieval from Strava. The website runs on Vercel, and if you’re going to test out your serverless functions locally, you will need to use Vercel its CLI. You can install the Vercel CLI by running the following command: npm i vercel -g.

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#DevHack: cross-platform testing your tool on GitHub Actions

December 18, 2020

One of the Doctor’s objectives, a documentation tool that converts markdown to SharePoint pages, was to make it usable cross-platform. Initially, I created this as an internal tool for Valo and would only be used on Azure DevOps or GitHub Actions. In the first release, I focussed on making the tool available to others like you and seeing if there was any interest in it.

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Doctor - the static site generator for SharePoint

December 16, 2020

I love static sites! In 2020 I have created ten production sites with various static site generators and a couple of POCs. My favorites are Hugo and Next.js. Doctor logo The story Internally in our team, we did the same. For our Valo partner/client documentation, we used mkdocs as our static site generator.

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