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Month: February 2019

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code finally has a tree indent setting

I’ve been using Visual Studio Code more and more over the past year, and I really like the experience. It’s fast, lightweight and easy to use. Although one thing, in particular, infuriated me! The folder indent in the file list makes it nearly impossible for me to see the folder structure at a glance when

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How I optimised my WordPress site to load in 600ms

Since building my new Blog site, I have been massaging, testing, and tweaking to get every ms of performance out of it. I’ve managed to optimise it down to around 600ms, which is faster than 95% of websites online. The site is built on WordPress 5 and runs on a small VPS with 2 vCPU’s

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Azure Functions with imperative bindings

I recently needed to create an Azure Function, triggered off a storage queue, that checked the status of an external process via Http call. If that process was complete, download a JSON file and a png file to save them to Azure Blob Storage. The problem I found was the standard Blob output binding only

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Azure Functions and Sentry in Visual Studio 2017

Sentry is a fantastic tool for error tracking in all kinds of applications, including Azure Functions. I focus primarily on the ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core stack and the integrations couldn’t be easier. I’m building out several Azure Functions projects at the moment in Visual Studio 2017 and wanted to incorporate Sentry to report on exceptions.

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