Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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    Creating pipelines with Azure DevOps for your Mule releases

    Posted by John Kim on 21 November 2019

    CICD, DevOps, Microsoft Azure, mule, Azure Pipelines, Azure DevOps, cloudhub

    Azure DevOps provides a suite of services for development and collaborations for your projects. Azure DevOps services include Azure Pipelines, which is a popular tool for Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD). It works with any language, any platform and runs jobs in parallel on Linux, macOS or...

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    Hairy Causes: A Movember to Remember

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 07 November 2019

    Charity, Fundraising, people & culture, Movember

    You may notice a trend during the month of November where lots of normally clean-shaven blokes are suddenly sporting (often embarrassingly hideous) attempts at growing a moustache. There’s a good chance that they are making a spectacle of themselves for a worthy cause. Over the past sixteen years, the Movember...

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    A day in the life of a DPE Business Analyst

    Posted by Niv Sarma on 31 October 2019

    graduates, Graduate experience, deloitte platform engineering, graduate, DPEgrad, DPE, dayinthelife, BA, BusinessAnalyst

    Meet Niv, a Graduate from Deloitte’s Platform Engineering (DPE) team in Melbourne! Coming from a Sales & Marketing background, Deloitte has opened her eyes to the endless possibilities within Tech for talented people like herself.

    She’s currently helping a public sector client implement a new CRM solution as they...

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    Test & Audit Infrastructure with Inspec

    Posted by Akila Amarathunga on 24 October 2019

    test, aws, audit, Infrastructure as Code, Inspec, terraform, Chef, cloud infrastructure, Infrastructure

    Overview

    The core of any business is the underlying infrastructure. Over the years, the infrastructure landscape has evolved at a significant pace. Initially, there were traditional data centres. Then there were data centre co-location services. These days Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud platforms are more...

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    Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Durable Entities and Azure Durable Functions 2.0

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 22 October 2019

    Azure Functions, Serverless, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Microsoft Azure, Durable Entities

    This post is part of a series

    1. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Functions
    2. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Durable Functions (this)

    In a previous post, I shared how you can deploy a Serverless Request Bin using Azure Functions. I also shared how I built it using a memory cache as a persistence...

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    Build and deploy Apigee proxies with Azure DevOps

    Posted by Sarah Fernando on 17 October 2019

    CICD, DevOps, Azure Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Apigee, API Management

    Overview

    Azure DevOps provides a powerful toolset to enable Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) capabilities. 

    The Apigee Edge API Management platform provides API management capabilities to backend services such as security, rate limiting, quotas and analytics. There are also different deployment...

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    Lessons learnt from deploying Azure Search via CI-CD

    Posted by Matt Corr on 14 October 2019

    PowerShell, Azure Search

    As we move more towards the cloud for our solutions these days, there are a growing number of PAAS options appearing that can help us to solve our problems without needing to reinvent the wheel.

    If your application requires a search service to be able to quickly query over a proprietary or legacy data source, I can...

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    Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Functions

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 26 September 2019

    Azure Functions, Serverless, Technology, Dependency Injection, Microsoft Azure

    This post is part of a series

    1. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Azure Functions (this)
    2. Your Own Serverless Request Bin with Durable Entities and Azure Durable Functions 2.0

     

    If you have developed or consumed HTTP APIs or webhooks, chances are that you have had the need of troubleshooting and inspecting HTTP...

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    From the eyes of a graduate, how to make the most of your DPE experience!

    Posted by Tanvi Vira on 17 September 2019

    Careers, work life balance, people & culture, life at deloitte, experience, Graduate experience, deloitte platform engineering, graduate

    Being a consultant within Deloitte’s Platform Engineering (DPE) team is something that many of us aspire to be as technology professionals. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in this field, but it also allows you to develop and grow within a positive work...

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    The pebble in the digital worker's shoe

    Posted by Mahmoud Naser on 10 September 2019

    RPA Scaling, Digital workforce, Digital worker, Robotic Process Automation, Automation Governance, Scaled Digital Workforce, RPA, Oxfam, rpa governance

    Earlier this year I took on a personal challenge along with 700 teams around Melbourne to complete the 100 km Oxfam walk. My team (The DPEdostrians) managed to complete this long but rewarding walk in just over 30 hrs.

    One of the many thoughts that constantly surfaced during this walk was the effect of pebbles once...

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