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Writing Alexa Skills in TypeScript using Skills SDK V2

In April, Amazon released a new version of their Alexa Skills Kit SDK for nodejs, which included the package being renamed to ask-sdk. The new version now includes TypeScript definitions which is great news for us TS devs,

Deploying dotnet core to Elastic Beanstalk on Appveyor

I’ve been very interested in migrating some projects over to AWS Elastic Beanstalk instead of the classic EC2 VM’s that I inherited. I’ve used Azure’s App Service product extensively in the past and there are numerous benefits

It’s time for HTTPS everywhere

Google announced last week that on they will be releasing an update to their Chrome web browser on the 17th of January 2017,  which will begin to display a warning on any website running under http as “not

Running Compass on a Windows environment

Compass is a popular Sass framework which offers some really useful features. This post is intended to explain how to get Compass up and running on a Windows environment from a technical point of view, if you’d like

Kentico 10 MVC support

Since I joined Banjo I’ve been trying to get up to speed on Kentico as that’s our prefered CMS product. I’d previously been working with umbraco for the last 4 years which I’d become very comfortable with. When I found

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I’ve been wanting to create a personal site for years but never managed to get one off the ground. Being a dev, obviously I’d prefer to do something custom, maybe use a .net CMS that I like such