Author Archives: yuriburger

Managing External Identities in Umbraco BackOffice with PolicyServer

The authors of IdentityServer did a great job providing us with a framework for incorporating identity and access control logic in our apps and APIs. But they also warned us about misusing the IdentityServer software as an authorization/permission management system. So now they have created a new product called PolicyServer and it is available in both Open Source version and

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Blockchaingers Hackaton

The Blockchaingers hackathon is part of a year-long innovation-driven programme with twelve consecutive events, featuring thematic Deep Dives and track Deep Dives, from November to March. There are 64 teams from around the globe competing in 48 hours of hands-on, code-cracking, brain-twisting blockchain frenzy in order to solve global challenges on the spot. This year VX Company will participate with

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JavaScript Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services

TL;DR: JavaScript Unit Testing with VSTS using real browsers. We would like to run JavaScript unit tests; And we prefer a real browser for this, so no PhantomJS or equivalent; And run our tests from a Visual Studio Team Services build; VSTS hosted build agents donโ€™t have Chrome or Firefox installed; So things break; We fix this by providing a

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Hooking up Umbraco and Azure Functions with webhooks

Umbraco allows you to setup post deployment webhooks and you can use these to perform all kinds of post deployment tasks (notifying community members, announcement on Slack channels, signaling a monitoring application, etc.). For this post we will trigger custom code in Azure that sends out a simple email notification, but that can easily be extended into more complex scenarios.

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