.NET Core

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Building a custom Twitter Analytics tool using .NET Core, Azure Storage, and Power BI

This week has been very productive for me. I’ve been running and thinking, and in the mornings I’ve written about my thoughts. Today is no different! I’ve been a Twitter user for 10 years now – I joined in May 2009. At first, I was a passive user, but in recent years I’ve given it more effort and I’ve found Twitter quite useful and valuable for myself. One thing that’s kept me awake all these years is statistics on Twitter. A simple analytics page is provided at https://analytics.twitter.com, but that’s about it. I get core metrics through this page, such as how actively I’m tweeting and how many times I’m mentioned. Unfortunately, this is a rolling 28-day summary, and it’s… Read More »Building a custom Twitter Analytics tool using .NET Core, Azure Storage, and Power BI
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Building my own RSS feed generator using .NET Core and the new System.Text.Json assembly

It’s that time again! And by this I mean I was thinking of grabbing a cup of coffee, splashing out a few lines of code and have something useful come out. The way I seem to make learning easier for me is to build something. Many times when I’m in the middle of debugging some code, I realize the solution I’m about to build has probably been done a thousand times already, by more experienced people. But that’s more than fine, as I’m always learning. The problem I’ve written earlier how I transformed my WordPress-based blog to a static website (see Running a static site in Microsoft Azure using WordPress for content management). This solution is still in use today,… Read More »Building my own RSS feed generator using .NET Core and the new System.Text.Json assembly
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Building a command-line utility using .NET Core and C# to track my car

I’m still partially on vacation mode, as school and other obligations won’t resume until next week. The fun part about the Finnish summer holidays is that the whole country essentially shuts down and hibernates for 6 weeks. This provides a nice way to think about other stuff than work, as customers and colleagues are mostly offline or unreachable until mid-August. I’d been thinking of checking out how I could get data from my car. I drive a Tesla Model S, which is a nice car to drive. Part of the experience of owning an electric car such as Tesla is that you get software updates over the air, and these are all manageable through the mobile app. It’s been rock… Read More »Building a command-line utility using .NET Core and C# to track my car