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Thoughts and tips on moving to Umbraco 9 from Umbraco 8

- Umbraco
.NET Core was a groundbreaking change to the .NET platform. It is blazing fast, open-source, and cross-platform across Windows, Linux, and macOS. With Umbraco 9, we finally get to enjoy all the new innovations from .NET Core. Read about my experience upgrading an Umbraco 8 website to Umbraco 9.
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Get Your Head Together With Blazor’s New HeadContent and PageTitle

- .NET
Let’s take a look at the three Blazor components .NET 6 is introducing to help you manage the head of your document—PageTitle, HeadContent, and HeadOutlet.
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Collaborating on Power Apps Using Personal Environments, Power Platform CLI, Git, and Azure DevOps

- Dynamics
It can be hard to collaborate on Power Apps with other developers. Sometimes you can overwrite each other's work or break things; however, each developer can safely make their changes by using personal environments instead of a shared development environment. They can then merge their work together into the shared environment. A developer can track changes to solutions using git and move solutions between environments using the Power Platform CLI and SolutionPackager tool.
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Delaying JavaScript Execution Until HTML Elements are Present in Power Apps and Dynamics CRM

- Dynamics
Learn how to customize forms using JavaScript in Model-Driven Power Apps forms and Dynamics CRM forms.
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How to Create Dataverse Activities using Power Automate

- Dynamics
In this Power Platform tutorial, you will set up an HTTP webhook using the "When an HTTP request is received" action. With the HTTP request JSON, you will calculate the duration between two timestamps and fetch a contact and user by finding matching phone numbers. Then, you will create a phone call and update the status of the phone call.
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How to deploy Power Apps Portals using Azure Pipelines

- Dynamics
Learn how to automatically deploy Power Apps portals using the Microsoft Power Platform CLI and Azure DevOps.
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How to deploy Power Apps Solutions using Azure Pipelines

- Dynamics
Learn how to automatically deploy Power Apps solutions using the Power Platform Build Tools and Azure DevOps.
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Generic Linear Search/Sequential Search for a sequence in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented Linear Search/Sequential Search for a sequence using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Boyer–Moore–Horspool algorithm in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented Boyer–Moore–Horspool algorithm for a sequence using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Binary Search in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented binary search using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Insertion Sort in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented insertion sort using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Quick Sort in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented Quick Sort using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Merge Sort in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented merge sort using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Generic Bubble Sort in C# .NET

- .NET
To practice algorithms and data structures, I reimplemented bubble sort using C#'s generic type parameters.
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Proxy your phone number with Twilio Programmable Voice and Twilio Functions

- Twilio
You'll learn how to turn a Twilio phone number into a proxy phone number using Twilio Functions as webhooks for your Twilio phone number.
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How to create a Discord Bot using the .NET worker template and host it on Azure Container Instances

- Azure
Learn how to develop a Discord bot using the .NET worker template, containerize it using Docker, push the container image to Azure Container Registry, and host it on Azure Container Instances.
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Guest on .NET Docs Show: Making Phone Calls 📞 from Blazor WebAssembly with Twilio Voice

- .NET
Earlier this week, the folks at the .NET Docs Show invited me over to talk about Twilio, .NET, and Blazor WebAssembly. We discussed different architectures, workflow diagrams, Twilio capabilities, and how to integrate them using ASP.NET WebAPI's and Blazor WebAssembly.
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Download the new Azure logo as SVG, PNG, or JPEG here (high-res/transparent/white background)

- Azure
Here's the new logo as SVG (scalable), PNG (transparent background), and JPEG at the high resolution of 3000x3000 pixels. (I copied to SVG code from the Azure Portal, modified, and exported it to PNG/JPEG)
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How to bypass Captchas in Selenium UI tests

- .NET
Captchas are often used as a way to combat spam on website forms. Unfortunately, this also makes it harder to verify the functionality of the forms using UI tests like Selenium. To work around this you can extend your website with a bypass form.
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Capture emails during development using smtp4dev and UI Test with Selenium

- .NET
You can use smtp4dev during development to prevent emails from going out to real customers. This tool also supports IMAP which you can use to query emails for automated testing.