Platform Engineering

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Correlated Structured Logging on Azure Functions

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 06 September 2018

Azure Functions, Serverless, Application Insights, Blog, Technology, Logging, Structured Logging

Introduction

If you are reading this post, chances are that you know that things can go wrong and thus logging can be very useful when a solution is in production to monitor or troubleshoot it. But, not all logs are equal. While you can have enough information available, unstructured logging can be hard to read,...

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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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Azure Durable Functions Pattern: Approval Workflow with Slack

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 25 April 2018

Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Serverless, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, Slack

Introduction

This is a post part of a series of implementing serverless approval workflows on Azure:

  1. Approval Workflow on Logic Apps with Twilio
  2. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and SendGrid
  3. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and Slack (this)

Recently, I published a post about implementing an

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Azure Durable Functions Pattern: Approval Workflow with SendGrid

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 17 April 2018

Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Serverless, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, SendGrid

Introduction

This post is part of a series about implementing serverless approval workflows on Azure:

  1. Approval Workflow on Logic Apps with Twilio
  2. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and SendGrid (this)
  3. Approval Workflow on Azure Durable Functions and Slack

Durable Functions is a new (in preview at the time...

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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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Monitoring Anypoint CloudHub API Gateway using Amazon Lambda and ELK

Posted by Nakul Bharade on 26 July 2016

Serverless, tech, elasticsearch, mule, lambda

In a previous blog post, Rashmi showed us how to synchronise logs from CloudHub to an external logging system. This follows an increasing demand to utilise MuleSoft Anypoint CloudHub logs, events, and dashboard statistics as part of a broader monitoring strategy which aims to:

  • Aggregate information in a central...
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