How to build a VSTS assistant – The Life and Times of a Kanban bot – Part 2

In the previous post (Part 1) we learned how we can build a bot that can read out the assigned tasks for a specific user. Today we’re continuing our series by learning how to use the VSTS API and Dialogflow to create work items. Taking a look on the VSTS REST API documentation https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/integrate/api/wit/work-items#with-a-work-item-link we’ll see that…

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How to install custom dependencies on Azure Functions on Linux

I recently encountered an issue with Azure Functions on Linux, which is in preview right now (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appserviceteam/2017/11/15/functions-on-linux-preview/) while trying to use an open-source library that had some additional dependencies to be able to run successfully, namely wkhtmltopdf – https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf. While trying to set up a basic function that was using this library, I got the following…

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How to build a VSTS assistant – The Life and Times of a Kanban bot – Part 1

Greetings everyone, If you’re working as a developer, chances are you’ve heard about Visual Studio Team Services, and you’re a master of Kanban boards, iterations, work items, code management, continuous integration pipelines, and you probably know the Agile manifesto by heart… 😉 We live in an era of thousands of tools and workflows that we…

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Hello, MSDN World!

Greetings everyone, My name is Julian Atanasoae, and I work as a Developer Support Engineer on the Azure App Services team. My main focus is troubleshooting customer apps – not only .NET, but also open-source technologies (OSS) – .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python and more. The general availability of App Service on Linux and…

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