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Articles on Cloud, Data and Software Engineering

Azure App Services vs Azure VM (Virtual Machines)

How to choose between Azure App Services vs Azure VM (Virtual Machine)?

Azure App Services vs Azure Virtual Machines Recently I have been spending a lot more time working with Azure VMs and App Services. I find that there could be some confusion as to what is the righ...

.NET Core HTTP 500 (500.19) Internal Server error

How to resolve HTTP 500 Internal Server errors in ASP.NET Core

Background Recently we encountered this issue where an ASP.NET Core Web App just did not want to load. It was a .NET Core 3.1 IIS hosted app. On page load, all that was shown was a HTTP 500 Inter...

Azure File Storage - Find Files By Date

Ways to query / find files by date in Azure File Storage

Background Lately, I came across a scenario where I was required to find out the following in a Azure File Share account: Number of files (within each folder) that were older than a year. Excl...

Azure App Service Plans - How to temporarily disable App Services Plans?

How to temporarily disable App Service Plans to save costs

Overview The ease of deploying apps into the cloud is as easy as a few clicks. This could also mean a high chance of creeping costs that we might accidentally incur if we create too many resources...

Azure Subscription 'Reactivate' button disabled / greyed-out

Enable Azure Subscription after deactivation

On completion of the first 30 days of Microsoft Azure’s free trial, your ‘Free Trial’ Azure Subscription will be disabled. To fix this, the subscription needs to be changed to the ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ p...

DataTable JQuery Plugin - "DataTable is not a function" error

An alternative solution to "DataTable is not a function" error

I came across this problem recently when I was trying to use the jQuery DataTable plugin for tables in one of my webpages. Error: “$(…).DataTable is not a function” I was assuming it is supposedl...

25 days of Serverless - Challenge 5

How to use Azure Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis - Solution to Challenge 5

For Challenge #5 of the ‘25 days of Serverless’ challenge, we are to implement a solution to help Santa decide if each child is nice or naughty based on what he/she said. Solution For this soluti...

Alibaba ACA Cloud Computing Certification Study Guide

My experience on how to pass the Alibaba ACA Cloud Computing Certification exam

Alibaba ACA Cloud Computing Certification Study Guide In my opinion, the ACA Cloud Computing certification will be the one of the best ways to get an introduction into Alibaba Cloud. It gives yo...

25 days of Serverless - Challenge 3

Solution to 25 days of Serverless - Challenge 3

For Challenge #3 of the ‘25 days of Serverless’ challenge, we are to implement a solution to store images in a database if there is a ‘png’ image being pushed into a GitHub repo. Solution As per ...

Azure Data Factory - Run single instance of pipeline at a time

Article showing how to run only a single instance of a pipeline at a time

I recently faced this scenario where I noticed there were multiple instances of my pipeline running concurrently. The reason this happened was because the runtime of my pipeline exceeded that of my...