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How to clone git project with Visual Studio Code

How to clone git project with Visual Studio Code

I had to introduce Visual Studio Code and the built-in Git client to few teammates. They did not have any Microsoft tools and Git experience so I decided to create quick guide on how to download remote Git project repository with VS Code.


Install PowerShell 5.0, Nuget and download cmdlets behind proxy

Install PowerShell 5.0, Nuget and download cmdlets behind proxy

I had to prepare corporate Windows 7 PC behind proxy to be able to work with the SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline cmdlets. Here are the steps that I performed to get there. Windows administrator account will be needed.


Approval workflow with Azure Logic Apps, Office 365 and SharePoint

Approval workflow with Azure Logic Apps, Office 365 and SharePoint

Connect different software as a service providers with SharePoint through Azure Logic Apps. I was speaker at the local Azure Bootcamp (2016) in Sofia and after I decided to record short video on one of the demos I presented on the event. Of course it has relation to SharePoint and shows how we can connect it to different SaaS providers in minutes by using drag and drop first class designer directly in the Azure portal instead of building custom code.


Source Three merge, It looks like git-am is in progress. Cannot rebase

Source Three merge, It looks like git-am is in progress. Cannot rebase

Tough scenario is when you have to merge two branches of a solution with so many differences that one cannot simply be merged into the other. In this scenario I use SourceTree as GIT GUI client, KDiff3 linked to SourceTree as external merge tool to create DIFF patch from phase 2.0 set of commits and apply it to phase 3.0 branch. Bear in mind the two branches have many differences and I cannot just merge both in one merge action.


How to setup Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate on Openshift?

How to setup Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate on Openshift?

Get a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt and make it work for your Openfshift site for free


How to install numpy, matplotlib, pylab, scipy on Azure

How to install numpy, matplotlib, pylab, scipy on Azure

I tried to run flask app in Azure that generates matplotlib pie charts and save them as PNG. I use Windows, Visual Studio 2015 and Python Tools for Visual Studio. The publish to Azure Visual Studio option requires a virtualenv to be created, then flask app is deployed with it. Adding numpy from pip appeared to be challenge because pip was trying to first compile the package, but it failed every time due to missing Visual C++ packages, wrong VS100COMNTOOLS env var path or whatever.


Azure Python Flask External app consuming Office365 SharePoint Site

Azure Python Flask External app consuming Office365 SharePoint Site

Flask and SharePoint is Fun! I have created Python Flask scenario that shows how to set up authentication between a Python app (using the Flask microframework) and Office 365 SharePoint Online site. The goal of this sample is to show how a user can authenticate and interact with data from the Office 365 SharePoint site. So I was able lift up the Python Flask app in Azure and to connect to Office 365 SharePoint Online site with around 100 lines of code :). How cool is that!


Azure Web App Python matplotlib - Tcl doesn't work inside a virtualenv

Azure Web App Python matplotlib - Tcl doesn't work inside a virtualenv

I tried to run flask app in Azure that generates matplotlib pie charts and save them as PNG. However I encountered on two serious issues.


IndexedDB Angularjs Service

IndexedDB Angularjs Service

Simple angularjs indexedDB service for use in offline apps development


How to get list item field versions data in SharePoint Online

How to get list item field versions data in SharePoint Online

The good old times I used to do farm (full trust) solutions for SharePoint on-premise and there was very easy way to get list item versions data and work with it. Nowadays the Office365 / SharePoint Online offers limited support for this through the CSOM/JSOM framework, but it is not possible to get data for custom list item field.