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Trying the Azure SignalR service

Trying the Azure SignalR service

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
Totally unexpectedly I ran into something "new" in Azure: the Azure SignalR service. It's been out there for a while, but somehow I haven't come across it (to be fair, it is now one of the better-marketed services of Azure). According to the documentation, it gives you a
Next level serverless apps with Azure Blobs

Next level serverless apps with Azure Blobs

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
I've always been a huge advocate for (and fan of :) ) serverless apps. People often misjudge the concept: serverless doesn't mean that there is no server. I mean, what else would serve requests for the relatively primitive client side? There is a server. Maybe there is even a web server like
Using Cognitive Services from Excel via PowerQuery

Using Cognitive Services from Excel via PowerQuery

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
I have a client that I regularly consult with about various .NET application development tasks. One time they were describing me a particular piece of software that supports product logistics. One part of the process is that products are basically assembled on a conveyor belt. They also showed me the
dotNet Falcon update

dotNet Falcon update

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
You might have noticed that in the last few months I haven't put out as many posts as I usually do. Well, here's a post explaining why (or rather, trying to make some excuses). I am working on a couple of things (stay tuned for other awesome stuff coming your
Want to become a meetup speaker? Here's what you need!

Want to become a meetup speaker? Here's what you need!

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
I'm not just a software engineer, I'm also a teacher of software engineering. I feel obligated to share my knowledge with anyone who's in need of it, and, in the process, furthering my own understanding of technology and software engineering. That's why I became and MCT, that's why I'm on
Azure Automation Job for Index Maintenance

Azure Automation Job for Index Maintenance

Akos Nagy Nov 29, 2021
Indices are good (yes, technically that is the plural form of index). They help you when you search for things - and that's mostly what databases are all about. But indices are only good if they are maintained. When you do your inserts and deletes, indices can become fragmented. (If