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Ridiculously Cheap Subscription and Payment Services with Stripe and Azure Functions

Online businesses which sell goods direct to consumers are often powered by online payment services.  The server code which communicates with these payment services typically runs on hosted machines in datacenters which can be costly to service and maintain.  In many cases, operators of these types of businesses have little concern for the underlying technology, they simply require a…


Migrate Azure Web App with WordPress + ClearDB to Azure VM with WP+MySQL on Docker

Running WordPress requires an ability to run PHP and MySQL database for storing content and Azure Web Apps offer the ability to deploy WordPress instances in just a few clicks.  Out the box, Azure Web Apps support PHP up to the latest version. However, your options for fulfilling WP’s dependency on MySQL in Azure Web Apps have consisted of using a third party…


Recap: 2016 China – US Young Maker Competition

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the 2016 China – US Young Maker Competition as part of a prize sponsorship from the The Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, Chinese ServiceCenter for Scholarly Exchange, Tsinghua University, Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group, Intel Corporation, and Hackster.io.  The prize consisted of a week long…


Configure Squid Proxy in Azure to Watch Olympics via Canadian Broadcast

The Rio 2016 Olympics are currently underway and millions around the world are tuning into the various events taking place.  Like many, I want to watch the action in the comfort of my living room with my family and friends.   Unfortunately, I was stuck with pretty much two options for watching the event.  I could view the glory…


Develop and Deploy Jekyll Static Blog to Azure from Visual Studio Code with BoUoW

In this post, we demonstrate development and deployment of a Jekyll blog instance from Bash on Ubuntu on Windows within Visual Studio Code with Deployment to Azure . [Demo Notes] Windows Prerequisites: Install VS Code Install Xming Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Prerequisites: Install Jekyll as per Install the azure xplat-cli enable DBUS: sudo sed -i ‘s$<listen>.*</listen>$<listen>tcp:host=localhost,port=0</listen>$’ /etc/dbus-1/session.conf


XMING + Bash on Ubuntu on Windows = X11 Window System Running from Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

X11 Apps work on the recently announced Bash on Ubuntu on Windows! Ingredients: Host OS running latest Windows Insider Preview with Windows Subsystem for Linux enabled with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Xming Instructions: Open Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Ensure Xming is running In Bash prompt, enter “export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0” to connect to Xming host over TCP/IP and enable UI apps…


Bash on Windows as Integrated Terminal in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code 1.2.0 is out now, and includes  a variety of exciting new features.  For example, a new integrated Terminal that allows you to stay within VS Code while using your platform’s shell.  You may have also heard that Bash support has been added to Windows 10 in the current Windows Insider Preview.  Hmmm??? In this…


Video Series – Guide to Developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2

Introduction Today’s post focuses on a five-part video series that will show you everything you need to know to get started developing with Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2.  The series covers everything from Installation, an overview of the Operating System, Development tools, GPIO interaction, helpful extension libraries, interacting with Analog sensors, and finally concludes…