azure

A 6-post collection

VS Code Extension with Azure Function Intellisense

Lately, I've been hooked on Azure Functions, which are incredibly easy to get started to create some of your own APIs. One thing I love about editors is their ability to look up language syntax and JSON schemas to provide features like intellisense. I recently posted about how to add JSON schemas to a VS Code settings.json file to add intellisense for Azure Functions. After a short chat with my colleagues, I decided to create an extension that makes it even easier. You can find the extension Azure Functions Tools here in the marketplace. Cleanup If you followed my previous post, remove the JSON schema setting from your settings.json file Installation Steps Launch VS Code Quick Open ⌘+P...


Configuring Azure Functions: Intellisense via JSON Schemas

I build a lot of Angular apps. They all need data, and often I find myself building a Node server to host my API calls and serve my data. There is a lot of ceremony in setting up a web API, which is one reason why I have been interested in serverless functions. Enter Azure Functions, which are incredibly easy to get started to create some of your own APIs. I'll be posting more about Angular apps and Azure Functions and my experiences with them, including some quickstarts. Configuring Azure Functions can be configured a few ways. One of the most flexible is to use JSON files. When I set up an Azure Function, there are two key configuration files...


Publishing a Web App to Windows Azure

Often I like to test my web apps in a real website. For me, Windows Azure is ideally suited for this. I can spin up a site as needed, publish my demo, test it on a variety of devices, and tear it down when I am done. the best part is that it only takes a few moments to learn how to do this. What do you need? Just install Visual Studio 2012 and open a Windows Azure account and you are all set. In this post I’ll tell you how to set up an Azure website, how to publish to Azure, and offer several tips in case you run into issues along the way. At a Glance...


Propping Up WordPress on Azure

Recently I moved my blog to Azure’s cloud. I had some free credits for Windows Azure since I have an MSDN subscription, so I figured why not give it a shot. This move meant 3 big changes for me: Microsoft’s Azure platform, ClearDB’s  MySQL services, and making sure I understood the costs in advance.  It has been 3 months and overall I’m thrilled with the platform for my blog. This post will show how quickly you can get a WordPress blog up and running. Azure does a heckuva lot more than host a web site that uses WordPress. But to keep focused, this post will cover my tips for...


Tips for WordPress on Azure

I recently posted about how quick and easy it was to set up a WordPress blog on Azure. My blog site has been running for over 3 months on this platform and it really has been great. One of the key reasons I am on Azure is because I have a high confidence in the platform and that if something goes wrong I can recover. So far that’s proved true and if anything, the problems I did encounter have only reinforced my confidence that if something does go wrong that I can recover quickly. Which is ultimately what I care about: not perfection. I’ve had some ups and downs (let’s call them learning experiences)...