Custom Site Generation with Azure Static Web Apps

While fooling around with Azure Static Web Apps — which went into public preview today — I found a trick to working with any front-end build tool, not just npm install && npm run build. In this post, I’ll work through adding a new build step and using a custom static site generator. To keep things interesting, I’ll use an F# script to generate the site.

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My Take on FAKE in 2020

I’ve been using FAKE since roughly 2009 when Steffen Forkmann first introduced it. I’ve used it for OSS and work projects, builds and deployments, and even committed features to it. I think FAKE is a fantastic tool, and I loved the changes that came in FAKE 5.

However, I’ve been reconsidering my use of FAKE as a default build scripting tool in smaller projects and wanted to write up my reasons for switching to dotnet CLI builds for new projects and migrating some OSS projects to do the same.

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