Year: 2015

Adding custom domain names to Azure CDN

The Azure CDN (Content Delivery Network) service is a pretty awesome feature which enables you to serve your website content to an end-user from the closest geographical server to them, decreasing load times and cutting down on general internet traffic

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Manually trigger a database update after upgrading Umbraco

So here’s the scenario. You’ve just upgraded Umbraco in your development project to the latest version using NuGet (because why would you do it any other way?). You’ve built the solution, you visit the website and see this screen: You

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New things I learned today part 2 – Azure WebJobs ignore app.config transforms

I recently posted a two-part article about getting started with Azure WebJobs and was raving about how awesome they are. In a WebJob I built for my current project (which is about to finish so contact me if you want

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New things I learned today part 1 – console.log() is a bad idea…

For me, one of the most important aspects of my career as a software developer is learning. I love to learn new stuff, and I don’t just mean play with shiny new technologies or gadgets; I mean improve my knowledge

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Azure Webjobs Part 2 – building an Azure Webjob

As I mentioned in part one of this 2-part “straight to TV” drama, Azure Webjobs are pretty awesome! They’re Scheduled Tasks without the secrecy. They’re Azure Worker Processes without the cost! You can host them on Azure for free as

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