I adopt a 'learn in public' approach to blogging. Whenever I learn something new, I try to capture it here.

All my articles are written on GitHub. You can raise issues, create pull requests or even fork the content... its open source.

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22 Jul 2019

#Bots #Multilingual

If you have a multi-lingual audience for a bot, then it is important that your bot detects and adapts to the language the user is speaking. Here is how with the Bot Fraemwork 4 and .net

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18 Jul 2019

#Translation #Luis #Bots #Multilingual

Luis is great but it does not support every langauge. When your language is not in the supported languages list, you can use the Cognitive Text Translator service and a logic app to work around the problem in an elegant way. This article tells you how.

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18 Jul 2019

#Bots #Luis

The Bot Framework DateTimePrompt prompts the user for a valid date but it only supports a few languages. This article will go through how to acheive the same result using a TextPrompt with Luis for languages which are not supported.

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11 Apr 2019

#Bot Framework #Bots #Visual Studio

There is no official template for starting a Bot Framework V4.3 project. So colleagues and I created one. This articles outlines what it does and how to use it.

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04 Feb 2019

#Productivity #Visual Studio

Mob programming is like 'pair programming' but with a mob rather than just two folks. I did this recently at a hack and it was great. Here are some tips based on what i learnt

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28 Jan 2019

#GitHub #Azure Functions #Azure Logic Apps #Serverless

All the articles on Martink.Me are authored on GitHub. I use GitHub API, Webhooks, Azure Functions and an Azure Logic App to get them to end up on my website. I've basically created a Content management System on GitHub. In this article I'll go through how the system is setup and how you can build your own version.

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29 Nov 2018

#Productivity #Home Working

I've been working at home for over a decade. It takes practice, discipline and investment. These are some tips and recommendations I can offer from what works and does not work for me

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28 Nov 2018

#Personal #GitHub #Writing #Productivity

I've had a blog on ever since I started at Microsoft in 2005 and I've just recently migrated to my own website for lots of reasons. This article explains why.

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07 Nov 2018

#Webhooks #Azure Functions #Serverless

WebHooks are an interesting way to approach building a serverless application. learn how I used the GitHub webhooks API with Azure Functions to build this blog

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04 Oct 2018


The way you access external services has changed in Bot Framework V4. We now use .BOT files. This article explains all about it

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53 articles avaliable to enjoy dating back to 2005

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