A Website Without Servers – Using Azure Functions: Part 6, Some Basic Plumbing

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If you haven’t been following along in this series, we are building an “Engineer Fashion App” using Azure Functions. I recommend looking back at Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to see what we’ve done so far. At this point, we have an Angular site and we have a backend that can communicate with…

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A Website Without Servers – Using Azure Functions: Part 5, Pulling Wardrobe Data

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Previously on Using Azure Functions, we set up a very simple Angular website. This week, we are going to set up an Azure Function that pulls some wardrobe data from an Azure Cosmos database. Why not just build the wardrobe into the app? Well I’m hoping to update the wardrobe by season, so having to…

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A Website Without Servers – Using Azure Functions: Part 4, Angular Site

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In part 1, we set up some basic infrastructure for our engineer fashion app. In part 2 and part 3 we configured some source control so we can work like sane people. Now we are going to stand up a very basic Angular site. Angular, do you mean Angular 1 or Angular 2? Well I mean…

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Services vs Objects

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Cats vs dogs. I am a dog person. You could say I myself am needy for attention, but I like to think I enjoy the aggressive love of a dog. Our family dog constantly forces himself onto my lap while I am reading a book. Dogs really, really want to be included. Now I have…

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A Website without Servers – Using Azure Functions Part 3

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In part 2 of this series, we learned how to set up source control for an Azure Function project. Now we are going to learn how to do it a better way, and probably the way you want to do it. Previously, we learned how to link a VSO source control location project with our…

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A Website Without Servers – Using Azure Functions: Part 2, Source Control

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In Part 1 of this blog series, we set up some basic pieces for our engineer fashion application. In Part 2, we are going to add some source control to the process. Why source control? If step 1 of software development is having a plan, then step 2 is implementing some kind of source control…

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A Website Without Servers – Using Azure Functions: Part 1, Introduction

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Why Azure Functions? Azure Functions provide a quick spot to drop some simple service code. Think of them as services without the hassle. No VS projects. No builds. Just go. Azure Functions are not a great technology for everything, but for services that contain simple logic they are probably okay. The biggest drawback to Azure…

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Legacy Application Wrangler

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/* This post is part of a series about what we cover in our Software Design and Development Clinics, a 1-week series of classes where we dive into various aspects of software design and development principles. Legacy application migration is a core focus of this class. Learn more at http://dontpaniclabs.com/education/. */ We have never done any…

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Getting Started with Azure Cosmos DB, Part 4 – Partition Keys

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We have gone through quite a bit of Azure Cosmos-related posts the last few weeks, but we have skipped over the concept of partition keys in almost of the queries we have covered. Ignoring the partition key is probably fine for these small data sets, but for real workloads we should probably think this through….

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Getting Started with Azure Cosmos DB, Part 3 – SQL Queries

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In my first post, we performed some really basic CRUD queries against Azure Cosmos DB. In my second post, we went a little deeper and refined our queries. In this post, we are going to be using SQL to query Cosmos. Yep, SQL. First, we will rewrite our count method. Previously, we did something that…

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