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    Part 3: Azure Functions on Kubernetes - have your cake and eat it too

    Posted by Aaron Newton on 22 June 2021

    Azure Functions, Cloud Strategy, Microservices, Serverless, kubernetes, serverless hosting

    Introduction

    If you’ve read the first two posts in this series, welcome back. So far in our story, our heroes – microservices and serverless functions – save us from a monolithic meltdown. Go have a read if you’d like to laugh, cringe, and learn from my adventures.

    This final post covers a different project. We had...

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    Part 2: Command your kitchen with queues and serverless functions

    Posted by Aaron Newton on 11 May 2021

    Azure Functions, Microservices, Service Bus, Serverless, humour

    Introduction

    If you’ve read part one of this series, welcome back. If you didn’t, it was an action-packed exposé on start-up life and the ways in which microservices will decrease your stress and your snack budget. Pour your beverage of choice and go read it.

    In chapter two - the project hits the big-time. Serverless 

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    Transform your data with dbt and Serverless architecture

    Posted by Emad Elagouz on 28 October 2020

    Serverless, DevOps, automation, aws, Fast-Data

    This article is co-written with Robert Li 

    Robert is a Lead in the Data Team at AMP Capital.

    He is passionate about building data and analytics applications that empower people to do their best work.

    What this article is not

    We love dbt and believe it is a great tool to manage your data transformation. This article...

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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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    Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 2, Build

    Posted by Emad Elagouz and Umar Purnomo on 16 June 2020

    Serverless, Technology, Best Practice, aws, lambda

    Introduction

    This post is part 2 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 (this)
    3. Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 3 Operate (stay tuned)

    In our previous blog we discussed some of the design...

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    Serverless Patterns and Best Practices for AWS - Part 1, Design

    Posted by Emad Elagouz and Umar Purnomo on 05 May 2020

    Serverless, Technology, aws, lambda

    Introduction

    This post is part of a series

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

    One of the more recent developments in cloud computing and products is that of...

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    Workato and the evolution of Integration

    Posted by Ciju Joseph on 26 November 2019

    Integration, iPaaS, Serverless, Slack, APIs, automation, business groups, RPA, future of work, workato, SaaS

    In 2019 it is a no-brainer to say that APIs are behind a lot of successful software innovations & SaaS products. In other words, APIs are essentially the enabler of automation and innovation. With the explosion of SaaS products and platforms in recent years, companies are turning to such platforms and their third...

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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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    APIdays - Modern Architecture for APIs

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 27 August 2019

    Architecture, Events, Microservices, Serverless, kubernetes, service mesh, APIdays

    APIdays is all about the business and technology of APIs. Last week I described some of the API management highlights at our Melbourne event on September 19th and 20th.

    Another important API dimension is the back-end architecture. How do you build APIs that are reliable, resilient, scalable and evolvable? 

    Last year...

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