Weekly Update 351

I spent most of this week's update on the tweaking I went through with Azure's API Management service and then using Cloudflare to stop a whole bunch of requests that really didn't need to go all the way to the origin (or at least all the way to the API gateway sitting in front of the origin Azure Function instance). I'm still blown away by how cool this is - tweak the firewall via a web UI to inspect traffic and respond differently based on a combination of headers and response codes and bam! A massive reduction in unnecessary traffic follows. That's so cool, I love cloud 😊

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  1. I couldn't help but talk about Yale smart locks again (they've been oh so painful, but I do actually have them working well now)
  2. I went down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to optimise Azure's APIM service (I'm super happy with the result though, that's a whole heap of traffic I no longer need to process in Azure - thanks Cloudflare!)
  3. Why no, I can't think of anything whatsoever that could go wrong by letting anyone set whatever photo they like to appear on the Apple device of the person they're calling 🤣 (if this ships consistent with my understanding of the feature, much hilarity - and scamming - will ensue)
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Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals