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Export and Backup Your Data and Files from Slack

We decided to opt-out of the very noisy universe of Slack in favor of native frictionless messaging, note-taking, and sharing tools. So after navigating the Slack Data Export Jungle and finally exporting data as JSON files, we created a handy Python script to download...

Running Python Azure Function Locally on an M1

Currently, the Azure Function Tools do not support Python functions on an M1. There is an ongoing process to update the tools in the future. When trying to start the python function, you will receive an error message like the following: Microsoft.Azure.WebJobs.Script:...

Hubspot Emails with Custom Data

Using the standard email feature from Hubspot and working with the Drag&Drop editor is pretty fine. However, you may want to create some more sophisticated emails for your customers in some situations including complex data. Currently, the email templates of...

Running Rake Tasks with Cron and File Locks

Rake tasks within Ruby on Rails are compelling. It doesn’t matter if you need to do some maintenance, cleanup or complex data processing, rake tasks will emerge in your system as it is becoming bigger and more complex. More importantly, you certainly want to execute...

Build Docker images with GitLab CI on AWS ECR

GitLab CI is a great way to automate testing, building and deploying of almost any application. Recently we came across the requirement to setup a repository with several definitions of Docker container images. For sure we wanted to use GitLab CI to also automate the...

Action Cable on specific page within Ruby on Rails

Using page specific action cable functionality within ruby on rails comes in very handy sometimes. It allows you to target given functionality to specific pages and controllers. Furthermore, it reduces the number of open web sockets, which again reduces your server...