Cross-posting blog posts to Mastodon, Twitter and LinkedIn using Azure Logic Apps

Welcome! If you're reading this, then I have successfully implemented my plan to build a content cross-posting service using Azure Logic Apps! In the 10 years that I've been blogging I've learnt that the easiest way to get people across your latest content is to proactively publish alerts to various social platforms. Traditionally I've only … Continue reading Cross-posting blog posts to Mastodon, Twitter and LinkedIn using Azure Logic Apps

Build your own Azure retirements email alerts service using Java, Azure Functions and Communication Services

I was recently at an event where I had a discussion with someone who mentioned they'd missed the news about the retirement of a feature in Azure that they were making use of in a solution. As a result, they continued to build against the feature until they were forced to make a change when … Continue reading Build your own Azure retirements email alerts service using Java, Azure Functions and Communication Services

Real-time air quality monitoring and alerting – Part 3 – Bringing it all together!

In this final part of this series of posts covering how to build your own air quality alerting system I will look at how we can take the data we are receiving from our sensor, along with the Azure Anomaly Detector model we've trained, and turn them into our alerting system by using Azure Functions … Continue reading Real-time air quality monitoring and alerting – Part 3 – Bringing it all together!

Real-time air quality monitoring and alerting – Part 2 – Training Azure Anomaly Detector

In the first part of this series, I looked at how you can use a sensor from PurpleAir to capture data on the quality of the air at a location and then route that information to a custom IoT endpoint in Microsoft Azure. The captured data on its own is not that useful, and really … Continue reading Real-time air quality monitoring and alerting – Part 2 – Training Azure Anomaly Detector

How to port AWS Serverless solutions to Microsoft Azure

Avoid Vendor Lock-in. Three words. I wonder how many hours (days, weeks, months?) have been lost to designing and building software solutions and systems to the lowest common denominator simply to avoid the perceived risk of betting on the wrong platform? While risk mitigation and extensibility should form a part of any design, I've believed … Continue reading How to port AWS Serverless solutions to Microsoft Azure

Build a Serverless Gaming Console Stock Checker with Playwright, Azure Functions and Twilio

Unless you've been living on the Outer Hebrides you can't help but have noticed how in short supply the XBox Series X has been since its launch. If, like me, you have a house of mad gamers, the ongoing demands for one of these devices remains high and the constant challenge is being able to … Continue reading Build a Serverless Gaming Console Stock Checker with Playwright, Azure Functions and Twilio

Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

For many years I have been involved with the Azure Sydney User Group, and even though I'm no longer the organiser I still gather updates for Azure in the prior month and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that contains them. My go-to place for the information is the Azure Updates website and I've typically just been … Continue reading Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

Adding OAuth2 support to your Meetup API Custom Connector for Azure Logic Apps

As of February 1, 2022, the Meetup REST API has been retired and no longer functions. I am leaving this post up for learning purposes, but the API Custom Connector no longer works. You can find out how I solved the shift from REST to GraphQL in my April 2022 post. In May 2019 I … Continue reading Adding OAuth2 support to your Meetup API Custom Connector for Azure Logic Apps

Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

It feels like only yesterday I read through the session list for Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I thought were the best sessions to attend. Here we are in September and it's now time for Microsoft Ignite 2020 which kicks off tomorrow! Microsoft Ignite tends to be much more of an IT Pro … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective

The first ever Serverless Days ANZ event run on Friday September 4 and, boy, what a success it was! In this post I'll go into the online event in a bit more detail and look at some of the stats along with my highlights. Apart, yet more together From early 2020 the organisers of Serverless … Continue reading Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective