Platform Engineering

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

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    Reviewing the APIdays Strategy Agenda

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 11 September 2020

    APIs, platforms, strategy, Open Banking, APIdays, open data, ethics

    APIdays Australia LIVE is happening next week on September 15th and 16th. Registration to this online event is free and open now at: https://apidays.co/australia.

    Previously we talked about the overall event structure which - in addition to our invited keynotes - is split into three streams:

    • Strategy: the business...
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    Reviewing the APIdays Execution Agenda

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 10 September 2020

    APIs, security, APIdays, versioning, REST, governance, GraphQL

    APIdays Australia LIVE is happening next week on September 15th and 16th. Registration to this online event is free and open now at: https://apidays.co/australia.

    Previously we talked about the overall event structure which - in addition to our invited keynotes - is split into three streams:

    • Business: the business...
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    Message Routing: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 September 2020

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid

    In the previous post of the series on the Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure, I explored the Messaging Endpoint patterns, which abstract integration interfaces from the application internals when building messaging-based integration solutions. In this post, I will cover the Message Routing patterns on Azure,...

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    Reviewing the APIdays Platform Agenda

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 04 September 2020

    Cloud Strategy, Microservices, APIs, kubernetes, service mesh, APIdays

    APIdays Australia LIVE is happening on September 15th and 16th - less than two weeks away! Registration to this online event is free and open now at: https://apidays.co/australia.

    Previously, I talked about the overall event structure which - in addition to our invited keynotes - is split into three streams:

    • Business
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    Announcing the APIdays Keynotes

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 01 September 2020

    Cloud Strategy, Microservices, APIs, strategy, kubernetes, service mesh, APIdays, API Management

    APIdays Australia LIVE is happening on September 15th and 16th - only two weeks away - and registrations are open now.

    Speakers this year are beaming in from across the world, which leads to an interesting timezone dimension in our agenda. But timeanddate.com is your friend and we've arranged four legendary speakers...

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    APIdays Returns in September

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 24 August 2020

    Cloud Strategy, Microservices, APIs, strategy, kubernetes, service mesh, APIdays, API Management

    APIdays Australia LIVE is happening on September 15th and 16th - only three weeks away - and registrations are open now.

    This, our sixth year, marks a significant milestone for our API community in Australia and the region.

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    Simplification of AWS networking scenarios using Transit Gateway

    Posted by Sumit Gaur on 11 August 2020

    Cloud Strategy, Microservices, aws, Infrastructure as Code, Networking, cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, Infrastructure, transit gateway, multicloud, multi-VPC, Hybrid-cloud, multi-Account, AWS VPC, VPC peering, Inter-Account, Inter-Region, On-premises, Multicast

    The purpose of this blog is to help readers understand various scenarios where we can use Amazon Web Services (AWS) network component Transit Gateway and optimise the platform architecture by simplification of network components.

    AWS Transit Gateway enables efficient network connectivity and routing for AWS's multi-...

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    Validating RSA JWT Tokens with Azure API Management

    Posted by Sujay Athavale on 31 July 2020

    Azure, Azure API Management, security, OAuth 2.0, api policy, RSA, RS256, JWT

    TL;DR

    In this post, I highlight recently enhanced capabilities of the Validate JWT policy in Azure API Management and the specific gap that addresses for customers. I also provide related recommendations, tips and policy samples, which are not as yet available in Microsoft documentation.

    Validate JWT policy

    The ...

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    Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 3, Operate

    Posted by Emad Elagouz on 28 July 2020

    Serverless, Technology, Best Practice, aws, lambda

    Introduction

    This post is part 3 of a 3 part series.

    1. Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 1 Design
    2. Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 2 Build
    3. Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 3 Operate (this)

    In the previous blogs of this series we covered design and build...

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    Transitioning from Developer to Tech Lead: How To Effectively Lead Tech Teams

    Posted by Karlo Diamante on 14 July 2020

    developer, Tech Lead, Project Management, career, motivation, career path, leadership

    For many years I have been working as a developer, absorbing the knowledge and the plethora of possibilities a few lines of code can achieve. Then one day I got a call from my manager who asked a question that I hadn’t prepared myself for - “Would you like to become the tech lead for this project?”. A myriad of...

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