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Writing .NET Core Global Tools with F#

The release of .NET Core 2.1 brought with it a bunch of great additions, and one of the ones I've been looking forward to the most is the addition of support for creating global tools. This has always been a great feature in the JavaScript world, allowing you to write and distribute command-line tools via npm. F# has long been my favorite go-to language for scripting, and as such I've compiled quite a few F#…

Checking Savings Bond Values with F#, Docker, and Azure

When I was growing up some of my family insisted on giving me savings bonds for things like Christmas and my birthday, in what I assume is was a frugal way to teach me about very (very) delayed gratification. I still have a bunch, but the value isn't particularly high and the process of checking their value is tedious, so I generally only end up checking it maybe every five years or so. I figured it…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 8: Tracking Performance with Application Insights

This is part eight of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command Starting to Migrate from HTTP to MQTT Finishing the Migration from HTTP to MQTT Tracking Performance with Application Insights In the last part I vastly improved the performance of the app by switching from HTTP to MQTT. With that in place, the next step I wanted to…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 7: Finishing the Migration from HTTP to MQTT

This is part seven of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command Starting to Migrate from HTTP to MQTT Finishing the Migration from HTTP to MQTT Tracking Performance with Application Insights In the last post of the series I introduced a MQTT bridge to connect my Harmony system with Azure IoT, so now it's time to switch things over…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 6: Starting to Migrate from HTTP to MQTT

This is part six of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command Starting to Migrate from HTTP to MQTT Finishing the Migration from HTTP to MQTT Tracking Performance with Application Insights After a much longer hiatus than I'd hoped to take from this project, I'm finally getting a chance to dive back in! One of the main things I've…