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    Load Balancing Public and Private Traffic to Azure API Management across Multiple Regions

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 08 July 2020

    Technology, Microsoft Azure, Solution Architecture, API Management, Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway

    In different projects, I have had to implement load balancing for multi-region deployments of Azure API Management. API Management with multi-region deployments, allows you to enable a built-in external load balancer. This means that public traffic is routed to a regional gateway based on the lowest latency without...

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    Keeping Secrets Secret in Azure Web Apps

    Posted by Tim Nicol on 12 May 2020

    App Services, CICD, Microsoft Azure, security, Azure Key Vault, Azure Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Azure Web Apps

    As an Azure developer that specialises in building integration solutions using the Azure Cloud Platform, I typically work to provide integrated connectivity and functionality between enterprise systems.  This can include existing on-premises systems (including legacy) as well as more contemporary workloads that run in...

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    Set up automated deployment of Boomi applications using Azure DevOps

    Posted by Varun Thakur on 28 November 2019

    CICD, Microsoft Azure, ci-cd, Azure Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Boomi, Dell Boomi

    Introduction

    When I started working on Dell Boomi on one of our projects, I soon found out that it does not allow us access to the source code. Therefore, it becomes difficult to set up the CICD (Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment) of Boomi applications, as the conventional CICD process starts when someone...

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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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    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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    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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    New Dev SKU for Azure Integration Service Environment (ISE)

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 06 August 2019

    Azure, Integration, Logic Apps, Microsoft Azure, Azure Integration Services

    Last week, Microsoft responded to numerous requests from the community by announcing a new developer tier offering for Integration Service Environments (ISE). The ISE has been generally available for several weeks, but the single available SKU prior to this announcement carried a hefty price tag.

    I had the great...

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    OAuth 2.0 Authorisation with the Client Credentials Flow on Azure API Management

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 12 July 2019

    Azure API Management, Microsoft Azure, OAuth 2.0

    A well-adopted way of protecting APIs is by using the OAuth 2.0 authorisation standard. OAuth 2.0 offers different grant types, also known as flows, to cover multiple authorisation scenarios. As an end-user, you most probably have used, in one way or another, the authorisation code flow, in which you, as a resource...

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    Azure Operate - The choice I made

    Posted by Sehbi Sachdeva on 10 July 2019

    Best Place To Work, Employee Happiness, Careers, Microsoft Azure, graduates, culture, people & culture, life at deloitte

    Computer science is what I pursued at university. Yet, I somehow never believed I would actually be a developer. During my time at university I was involved with many social groups, which provided my initial exposure to management and leadership roles. It was this group involvement that in turn helped me to recognise...

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    Swift Service Fabric Deployments with PowerShell

    Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 March 2019

    Azure, Azure Service Fabric, Development, Azure PowerShell, DevOps, Microsoft Azure

    A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of presenting a 60 minute breakout session at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Sydney. It was thrilling to have over 200 people registered to see my topic “Seamless Deployments with Azure Service Fabric”, especially in the massive Convention Centre. 

    In the session I...

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