I’ve avoided Pinterest like the plague because I absolutely hated the way they made you sign up just to view basic content. But a good friendly recently got me interested in and I decided to sign up myself. I’m not doing anything terribly interesting with it but I’ve decided to give it a shot. The friend recently reached out to me to ask if I knew of any way to create a slide show from a Pinterest board.
Hey folks - welcome to the first post in October! Yep, I’m still going rather slow when it comes to posting. Looking for a new job has thrown a monkey wrench into my creativity a bit so I apologize for the lack of content here. I worked on something a bit interesting today so I thought I’d share it here.
As a developer, it can be quite overwhelming keeping up with all the cool platforms and technologies available to you. The flip side of that coin is that sometimes you discover really cool stuff and frankly you don’t mind that you’re a bit late. For example, a few days ago I was introduced to Stitch by MongoDB. This is a quite large product so I’m not going to over every detail, but it has some incredibly cool features that I’d like to share.
Just a quick note to let folks know that I’ll be doing another online presentation next month (and in November as well) covering how to get into serverless using Webtask. While Webtask is used for the platform, it’s more meant to be a general introduction to serverless and I think you’ll be able to take what you learn here and apply it to other platforms as well.
So it’s only taken me two months or so but I’ve finally built a real(ish) application using Azure Functions as a back end. I did warn it was going to take a little while and well - yeah - I was right. I’ve played around a bit more with things and I finally got to the point where I felt like I could build something. Before I could build my application, there were a few more things I had to figure out.
It’s been a few days since I wrote up some more about Azure Functions. My time to play with it has been somewhat limited with the kids starting school and me wanting nothing to do with my laptop at night - but despite that I’ve done some more digging and found some more cool stuff. As I stated last month, it was a rough start, but now that things are clicking I’m finding more and more coolness with the platform that I think is worth mentioning. As always, my goal here isn’t to replicate the docs, but just point out what I think is neat!
Quick note: When I first wrote this article, it was entirely meant for ColdFusion developers who were interested in learning Node. After talking to my buddy Brian Rinaldi, he felt it would be useful for folks interested in learning Node in general. So I changed the title and URL, but kept the rest of the text as is. I think he is right and if you’re doing web dev in any server-side language, I think this might be very useful helping you grok some of the peculiarities in how Node works!
fetch is a bit modern but you could have replaced that with any other HTTP call) but I was curious to see if there was a way to do within my static site built with Jekyll.
Hey folks! So obviously I’m taking this Azure Functions thing a bit slowly. Not that folks care (probably ;) but I’m 10 days away from having my older kids in school and my youngest in day care which means 9 glorious hours of quiet time in my home office to really churn stuff out. In this post, I want to talk about how you can write Azure Function code locally and deploy to Azure for testing.