Running the CollabDays Benelux event on Azure Static Web App

October 25, 2020

This article recaps the CollabDays Benelux event that BIWUG and DIWUG organized together and happened on the 24th of October. We held the event virtually due to Covid-19, like most of the events in 2020. We decided that we wanted to do this as a virtual event together around May/June timeframe to make sure we could let it happen.

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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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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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Parse application/x-www-form-urlencoded in Azure Function

August 22, 2020

For a Mailchimp webhook, I had to parse the application/x-www-form-urlencoded form data to JSON. Azure Functions does not automatically do this for you, so you have to provide your parser. I knew that I had already done this, so I went on a search journey through my code. To make it easier next time, I wanted to share the code snippet with the rest of you.

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Which service? Netlify vs Vercel vs Azure Static Web App

August 18, 2020

I like to use static websites. It is fun to see that so many go back to the “old” way of working, but still try to find our ways to add our content dynamically. Retro tech is hip again Last year I made my move to static with my blog, which is now running on the Azure Storage static website option and powered by Hugo and do not regret it.

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Manual GitHub workflow triggers for Azure Static Web Site

August 16, 2020

In July 2020, GitHub released a new manual trigger feature for its GitHub Actions workflows. This trigger allows you to run a workflow from the UI, or you can also use it to run it via an HTTP POST request. The HTTP POST request option makes it very useful to trigger your workflow to run from an external system.

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