Antti K. Koskela is a Finnish Software Developer / Generally Geeky Person working as a Solutions Architect for Valo, living as a hermit in the beautiful Finnish countryside. Koskila.net is his personal professional (e.g. professional, but definitely personal) website.
Okay, let’s drop the third person speech. You can read more about me and stuff I do from here: https://www.koskila.net/antti-koskela/
In addition to this being my personal home page (nowadays, I guess that means a catalogue and links to my other stuff online in different channels, right?), I’m blogging about all kinds of exciting topics!
See a few of my latest blog articles below:
- How to run Robot tests on an Azure DevOps hosted agent?This short article simply documents how to install the dependencies for running Robot Framework on Azure DevOps’ hosted agents. This simple tip comes in handy when you need to run any UI testing for your project after build, as Robot Framework is a great and widely used tool for that. Let’s quickly take a look at the background of the issue, after which I’m sharing a highly copy-pasteable piece of YAML for your convenience. Well – and mine. Background So I got a question about…Continue reading How to run Robot tests on an Azure DevOps hosted agent?
- How to fix “Missing value for AzureWebJobsStorage in local.settings.json” when you’re debugging Azure Functions locally?Another day, another issue with Azure Functions! For such simple and powerful tool, it sure does produce a lot of topics for blog articles! 😁 So let’s get down to fixing another Azure Functions configuration issue. But wait – what WAS the problem again? Problem When firing up your Azure Functions project locally, this error is what you’re confronted with: “Missing value for AzureWebJobsStorage in local.settings.json. This is required for all triggers other than httptrigger, kafkatrigger. You can run ‘func azure functionapp fetch-app-settings ‘ or…Continue reading How to fix “Missing value for AzureWebJobsStorage in local.settings.json” when you’re debugging Azure Functions locally?
- How to copy-paste a table from Excel to WordPress without using plug-ins?So, I tried to paste a table from Excel to WordPress, and I failed. Annoying – but not a big problem. I can just paste it into an existing table and it’ll “sort itself out”, right? Well, no. Exporting the Excel sheet as a html page and copy-pasting the table from there didn’t work either. Actually, copy-pasting a table just didn’t work at all. So… WordPress is unable to understand HTML tables. Is that really it? Well, no, again, it’s not. It just refuses to…Continue reading How to copy-paste a table from Excel to WordPress without using plug-ins?
What’s koskila.net about?
The tagline for my blogging efforts has been Solutions are worthless unless shared for quite a while already. That’s to say, since I’ve gotten a lot of help from the community whenever I’ve had issues getting something to work, I like to give something back. This blog is my way of doing that.
Blogging has been a great, lightweight way to sort my thoughts and document weird fixes and findings along the way. And boy, has there been a lot of them! Microsoft’s stack always keeps surprising me – mostly in a positive way, but there’s an occasional bump along the way too!
In addition to more technical posts, sometimes I might post about my sessions at different community events, or experiences as an expat living in a foreign country (in 2017, that country was the USA, in 2018 & 2019 Canada). Right before the pandemic, I moved back to Finland to live in the middle of a forest.
I attend community events like SharePoint Saturdays whenever I can, and I’m lucky my employer Valo sends me all around the world to participate in bigger conferences like the SPCs.
I’m also speaking at some of these events every now and then – see below, if any of the events are coming up (or catch the materials from the latest gigs)!
You can also see a list of all my sessions and session materials.
No upcoming engagements. Would love to meet y’all again, after we’ve got a vaccine or something.