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Separation of Concerns: Logic App from ARM Template

Posted by Justin Yoo on 13 June 2018

Architecture, Logic Apps, ARM Templates, Blog, Technology, Latest Post, Separation of Concerns

Introduction

Azure Logic App is a set of workflow definitions, which is written in JSON format. The nature of JSON object results in this being tightly bound with ARM template. In other words, the Logic App has a dependency on an ARM template. Due to these characteristics, when any update is made on the workflow, the...

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Azure Durable Functions vs Logic Apps: How to choose?

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 May 2018

Architecture, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Serverless, Article, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Latest Post

Introduction

Azure currently has two service offerings of serverless compute: Azure Logic Apps and Azure Functions. Until recently, one could argue that Azure Functions were code triggered by events while Logic Apps were event-triggered workflows. However, that changed after the release of Azure Durable Functions...

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When to Use an Azure App Service Environment v2 (App Service Isolated)

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 08 August 2017

App Service Environment, App Service Isolated, App Services, Architecture, Azure, Blog, Vision & Digital Transformation, Technology

Introduction

The Azure App Service Environment (ASE) is a premium feature offering of the Azure App Services which is fully isolated, highly scalable, and runs on a customer's virtual network. On an ASE you can host Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps and Azure Functions. The first generation of the App Service...

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Crisis of the Monolith

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 15 October 2014

Architecture, Microservices

Last week I gave a presentation at the first meetup for Melbourne Microservices. Since many of us are aware of the general characteristics of microservices I wanted to survey the broader context of forces driving the emergence of microservices as a potential new application architecture.

The IT world is in the midst...

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PaaS: Only a Part of The Composable Enterprise

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 26 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Is PaaS the secret sauce for the Composable Enterprise? Certainly Warner Music Group and their CTO Jonathan Murray have put a lot of effort into using CloudFoundry as the container for applications in their new enterprise. But I think PaaS is only one side of the coin.

Krish Subramanian as the Director of OpenShift...

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Value Cross Referencing in Integration

Posted by Edward McLoughlin on 25 September 2014

Architecture, tech

In almost every integration project in existence, you’ll find that at some point you need to map one set of representative values to another. It doesn’t take long to think of a few common examples. Lets take two hypothetical systems named Xup and Yonder. How do they each represent countries in addresses?

Country

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The Digital Enterprise Shift

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 10 September 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

Continuing my series on the Composable Enterprise I’m looking at how different thought-leaders and organizations perceive the shift from our current methods of doing business to the digital platforms that will drive future, more agile businesses. This week I cover the “The Digital Enterprise Shift”, a whitepaper...

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Characterizing Microservices

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 03 September 2014

Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

My last microservices post welcomed the opportunity to further the conversation about service oriented architectures, because frankly the SOA job isn’t done yet. But I didn’t actually talk about what microservices are. Here I write down a simple definition.

Well, actually there isn’t one. Microservices are a little...

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Composable Capabilities on Demand

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 28 August 2014

Architecture, platforms, composable-enterprise

My last post on the Composable Enterprise gave an overview of Jonathan Murray’s manifesto. While this is leading edge stuff, it is by no means new. We’ve been aiming for composable architectures for many decades now, going back to DCE and CORBA and perhaps even earlier. This speaks to how difficult the challenge is...

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Microservices! Really?

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 21 August 2014

Architecture, Microservices, api, soa

My colleague Yamen recently started the Sydney Microservices meetup group and the response was surprisingly strong with more than 86 people registered within 10 days. The first meetup on September 3 has 36 RSVPs. This is merely a local indication of the buzz that surrounds microservices at the moment.

You may have...

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