Author Archives: pauliom

Using SQL Server OpenJson with Code First Entity Framework

SQL Server’s OpenJson function is a really nice way to expose data hidden in a SQL column as JSON. Without going into the ethical arguments I have found it very useful. Today I was faced with combining it with Entity … Continue reading

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Honda Civic 2008 – Inertia Switch

A non-tech post, today our 2008 Honda Civic wouldn’t start and the dash lit up with VSA and Engine Warning lights. Whilst getting in the car the dash got a bang with a knee. The car decided it was in … Continue reading

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Simple animated carousel in CSS3 via keyframes

I had a little delve into CSS3 Animations to see if I could create a simple carousel. My first idea is to use keyframes. I’ll start with showing the result; The idea is to infinitely fade between 3 elements. The … Continue reading

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Event Grid – Filters with Custom Events

In End-To-End Custom Events I posted about how to create a .net publisher and a c# Azure Function to listen to the post. However, Event Grid comes with some additional tricks, one of these is Filters. To test this I … Continue reading

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Event Grid – End to End Custom events in .net

Event Grid is a new Azure offering that allows you to listen to a number of events from different Azure sources. One source that interested my is ‘Custom Event’. How can you get this working in .net? This is one … Continue reading

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Connecting UWP Emulator to IISExpress localhost

I’m sure this has been covered a lot, but I’m writing it down so I don’t forget how I did it. If it helps anyone else then great. 1. Locate IIS Express in the system tray 2. Select Show All … Continue reading

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CreateDocument in DocumentDB (Cosmos) says created but it’s not there?

Had a bit of head-scratcher today. I was using CreateDocumentAsync to write a new document to the store and the return value was ‘created’ but when I searched for the document it wasn’t there. The problem was that I was … Continue reading

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