Platform Engineering

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


    The New Azure Hybrid Connections

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 19 June 2017

    Azure, Azure Relay, Development, Hybrid Connectivity, Service Bus

    Microsoft recently announced that Azure BizTalk Services (MABS) is officially being retired. This was no great surprise, as those who actually used this service and its VETER pipelines to build integrations were well aware that the tooling was cumbersome, the DevOps story was terrible, scalability was severely...

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    Transforming JSON Objects in Logic Apps

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 18 May 2017

    Azure, Development, Enterprise Integration Patterns, iPaaS, JSON, Logic Apps, Blog, Technology


    Many integration scenarios require translating messages from one data model to another. This is described in the Message Translator Enterprise Integration Pattern. Some of these might be:

    • Translation between two different proprietary data models
    • Translation between a proprietary data model and an...
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    Implementing the Polling Consumer Pattern using Azure Logic Apps

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 11 May 2017

    Azure, Development, Enterprise Integration Patterns, iPaaS, Logic Apps, Polling, Blog, Technology


    When implementing integration projects, it's quite common that upstream systems don't have the capabilities to push messages to downstream systems, or that due to different constraints or non-functional requirements, the receivers are required to pull for messages from those systems. Gregor Hohpe...

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    [UPDATE] A newer version of this post has been published here. 



    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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