Configure Alexa Skill to use Blazor Backend

Configure Alexa Skill to use Blazor Backend

Arjun Krishna

4 minute read

I have an Alexa Skill for a personal project that utilizes azure functions for its backend. I had started dabbling into blazor wasm and wanted to try connecting an alexa skill to it with account linking functionality. I found a sample public repo which utilizes Identity server for managing users, so it was a perfect test bed for alexa account linking functionality. I faced some issues while doing that. I jotted down the steps which finally made it work and added them into a sample repository as…

Reverse Engineer Postgres Database Model Using EntityFramework Core

reverse engineer data model from postgres db

Arjun Krishna

2 minute read

I tried Dapper it was fun to use. It is pretty powerful. I now wanted to try entityframework-core. In Dapper, I did everything in database first. Now I wanted to do everything in code first. I’ve used entityframework earlier in my previous jobs so have an understanding how it works but there is always something new to learn.

Dapper DateTime to Protobuf TimeStamp

invalid cast from 'system.datetime' to 'google.protobuf.wellknowntypes.timestamp'

Arjun Krishna

2 minute read

I was trying blazor with Grpc-web in .net core and wanted it to work with a postgres sample table. I was feeling lazy and did not want to create a DTO object in between. This attempt to save time became a time waster very fast. :)