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 don’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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Getting started with SonarQube and TypeScript

Update The source code with this post was updated to reflect the new SonarTS version 1.2 and SonarQube version 6.7. For more information on how to extend the basic scenario with code coverage, see this post: Better together: SonarQube, TypeScript and Code Coverage SonarSource recently released an official first version of a static code analyzer for TypeScript. So if you want

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Login to Umbraco BackOffice using IdentityServer4

This post will work through the details in setting up IdentityServer4 and Umbraco to enable the OWIN Identity features of the Umbraco BackOffice. Disclaimer: I have been working with content management systems for a very long time (Microsoft Content Management Server anyone 😊), but Umbraco was pretty new to me. These blog posts are my personal notes and reminders, but

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