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    Dependency Injections on Azure Functions V2

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 06 April 2018

    Azure Functions, Blog, Technology, V2, ASP.NET Core, Dependency Injection

    Dependency Injections on Azure Functions are not very intuitive. I’ve written many blog posts about dependency management on Azure Functions to improve testability and this was my latest one. However, they are mostly about V1, which supports .NET Framework. Azure Functions V2 is now on public preview and I’m going to...

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    Cosmos DB in Azure Functions V1 and V2

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 19 February 2018

    Azure Functions, Cosmos DB, Blog, Technology

    As one of serverless families in Azure, Cosms DB is becoming very popular. In many development scenarios, Cosmos DB actually replaces existing RDBMS because it requires relatively lower cost for maintenance, and is easy to use. Another serverless family, Azure Functions, also provides triggers and bindings for Cosmos...

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    Converting UTC to Local Time via Azure Functions and Logic Apps

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 05 February 2018

    Azure Functions, Logic Apps, UTC, Time Zone, Blog, Technology

    In many information system development scenarios, including integration scenarios, handling date/time value is always problematic. If your information systems reside in your office or data centre located in your area, that won’t bring about too much trouble. However, if your organisation runs applications in several...
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    Azure Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) – Logic Apps and the Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 01 February 2018

    Azure API Management, Azure Functions, iPaaS, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Blog, Vision & Digital Transformation, Technology

    Introduction

    A year ago, I wrote a post about this very same topic, the Microsoft Azure Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). At that time, the core iPaaS product offering, Azure Logic Apps, was roughly 6 months old, since it’s generally available launch. Since the launch date, we’ve seen an impressive release...

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    List of Access Keys from Output Values after ARM Template Deployment

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 05 January 2018

    Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Service Bus, ARM Templates, Application Insights, Cosmos DB, Storage Account, Blog, Technology

    There are many cases that we need to retrieve access keys and/or endpoints of Azure resources, as soon as they are deployed through ARM templates. Typical uses cases are:

    1. To display those values in the outputs section of ARM templates,
    2. To get a reference to the outputs section of nested ARM templates from their...
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    Dynamic Access to Azure Functions Keys without KUDU Dependencies

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 15 December 2017

    Azure Functions, Azure PowerShell, KUDU, Secret Keys, Blog, Technology

    I was asked by a previous client whether there would be a way to access to individual function keys, host keys and master key of an Azure Functions app instance without visiting Azure Portal. Because they wanted to use Azure Functions for their CI/CD pipeline with Deployment Gates, they would need direct access to...

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    SOAP over Azure API Management, Logic Apps and Functions

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 11 December 2017

    Azure API Management, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, WSDL, SOAP, WCF, Blog, Technology

    When we work for a service integration project for a customer’s information systems, not all systems use cutting-edge technologies. Rather, still many information systems use legacy ways to get integration works done. For example, some legacy applications still drop files to a designated folder so that other...

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    Securing SAS Token from Azure Logic Apps

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 07 December 2017

    Azure API Management, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, SAS Token, Blog, Technology

    When we are using Azure Logic Apps, especially HTTP trigger, their endpoint URLs are overwhelmingly long. Here is an example:

    The...

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    Serverless Logging & Alerting with Service Fabric & Azure Event Grid

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 01 September 2017

    Azure, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Grid, Serverless

    Microsoft recently released the public preview of Azure Event Grid – a hyper-scalable serverless platform for routing events with intelligent filtering. No more polling for events - Event Grid is a reactive programming platform for pushing events out to interested subscribers. This is an extremely significant...

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    Microsoft Azure Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) – Logic Apps, Azure Functions, API Management and Service Bus working together

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 February 2017

    Azure, Azure API Management, Azure Functions, iPaaS, Logic Apps, Microsoft iPaaS, Service Bus, Blog, Technology

    [UPDATE] A newer version of this post has been published here. 

     

    Introduction

    If you work for an established organisation going through Digital Transformation or in a modern company born in the digital era, the chances are that IT is required to implement integration solutions more than ever before. Whether an...

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