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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…

Scripting Visual Studio Mobile Center with F# and Swagger

One of my favorite things about Mobile Center is that everything it can do is exposed via their REST API, meaning that if the default experience doesn't fit the workflow you're going for, you can compose things yourself in any way you see fit. They were also nice enough to expose a Swagger definition as well, making it easy to explore. The API is easy to use, but one of the other nice things about Swagger…