Edi Wang

Azure Developer, Microsoft MVP


Move CRON Expression from Hard Code to Configuration in Azure Function App

When creating Azure Function with Timer trigger, we usually write CRON expression in our function code. But when you need to dynamically adjust your timer based on business needs, you will have to update your code and redeploy the function. Let's see how can we remove the hard code CRON expression and put it into configuration that we can easily update on the Azure Portal without redeploy the code …

Azure Azure Function

System Fonts on Azure App Service for Linux

In early this year, I am upgrading my Captcha library, the code that renders text on images blow up when running under Azure App Service for Linux. I can tell from the error message that the font I am using is not installed on Azure App Service's hosting machine. To fix this, I need to find out what fonts are there in Azure App Service for Linux. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Linux

Get Transcription from Twitter Space using Azure Speech Service

Although Twitter Space audio recording has it's own transcription, but it is sometimes incorrectly recognizing wrong languages. For example, English content are producing Chinese transcription (not translation), and not even the English transcription make sense. Let's see how we can get a correct transcription using Azure. …

Azure AI

Adding Azure Cache for Redis in My Elf Project

ASP.NET Core Memory cache has it's own limits. It is difficult to scale in a cloud environment with multiple instances. Azure Cache for Redis provides a fully managed distributed cache service for cloud applications. It is built on top of Redis, a popular cache and messaging product. Integrating Redis into cloud applications can improve performance and scalability. …

Azure Redis

Automated Deployment Script with Azure CLI and PowerShell Core

My blog project, "Moonglade", is optimized for running on Microsoft Azure. It can combine up to 14 Azure services together for a full deployment, manually setup is difficult and takes time. I choose Azure CLI with PowerShell Core to write a deployment script that enable a quick on board experience to setup Moonglade in 10 minutes with minimal Azure Services. Let's see how it is done. …

SQL Server Azure App Service

How to Get Access Token for Azure REST APIs in .NET

I am recently working on a project that requires front-end to call Azure REST APIs. Microsoft document describes how to get Access Token in postman via Jon Gallant's blog post. However, placing secret keys in front-end is very dangerous. In my project, I have to get the Access Token from server side in .NET. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Azure AD

Log User Identity Information to Azure Application Insights

Azure Application Insights is a very powerful APM tool for monitoring web applications. However, not all features that we sometimes require come out of the box. I now have an ASP.NET Core Web API application that uses JWT authentication. I would like to log user's identity when there is a failed request. Let's see how to do it. …

Azure Application Insight