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Azure API Management – Caching

Overview

Carried out a discovery phase recently to look at Azure API Management and the key features gained by layering Azure’s API Manager (APIM) as a proxy/facade layer between your backend APIs. One of the elements of APIM that rather appealed to me was the “out of the box” caching. read more

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Azure .Net Core App Service fails to start

Was playing with a POC app recently. I pushed out a web deploy to an Azure App Service. Everything built and deployed without issue. The app fired up and nothing just the vanilla error message returned. I checked the site logs via Kudu and nothing jumped out. Tried another deploy and no dice. So where do we go from here? read more

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Office Open XML Powerpoint Table Row Woes

Experienced an interesting “feature” in Powerpoint XML development/integration recently. Basically, it appears there is no way to define a default font size/style on a table row. It’s possible to specify the default font size via the slide master but if a user forgets to set it then some interesting side effects can occur when programmatically populating a slide/presentation. In fact it looks pretty shoddy as you’ll see an empty table rows being set as some arbitrary default font size (usually Calibri 18). It’s pretty likely you’ll see any table rows without text being set to this default size which introduces creep/shift in the table. read more

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Upgrading WordPress to PHP 7+

Go into CPanel locate the PHP version dropdown and set it to version 7………Thank you very much ladies and gentleman. Good night! read more

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Archiving Azure Cosmos Data

Having a play with Azure Cosmos DB over the Easter weekend and played with the Azure SDK. The code is a bit slapdash as I was messing with it in Linqpad – it would need knocking into shape if you were to use this in a Production environment. read more

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