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What’s the future of application integration? I’m heading to Europe to talk about it!

August 21, 2014

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We’re in the midst of such an interesting period of technology change. There are new concepts for delivering services (e.g. DevOps), new hosts for running applications (e.g. cloud), lots of new devices generating data (e.g. Internet of Things), and more. How does all this impact an organization’s application integration strategy? Next month, I’m traveling through […]

New Pluralsight Course – “DevOps: The Big Picture” – Just Released

July 28, 2014

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DevOps has the potential to completely transform how an organization delivers technology services to its customers. But what does “DevOps” really mean? How can you get started on this transformation? What tools and technologies can assist in the adoption of a DevOps culture? To answer these questions, I put together a brief, easy-to-consume course for Pluralsight subscribers. “DevOps: […]

Integrating Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services with Salesforce.com

July 14, 2014

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BizTalk Services is far from the most mature cloud-based integration solution, but it’s viable one for certain scenarios. I haven’t seen a whole lot of demos that show how to send data to SaaS endpoints, so I thought I’d spend some of my weekend trying to make that happen. In this blog post, I’m going […]

TechEd NA Videos Now Online

June 4, 2014

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Microsoft TechEd in Houston, TX, and the videos of those sessions are now online. A few thousand people have already watched them, but I thought it’d be good to share it here as well. The first one– Architecting Resilient (Cloud) Applications – went through a series of […]

Deploying a “Hello World” App to the Free IronFoundry v2 Sandbox

May 9, 2014

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I’ve been affiliated in some way with Iron Foundry since 2011. Back then, I wrote up an InfoQ.com article about this quirky open source project that added .NET support to the nascent Cloud Foundry PaaS movement. Since then, I was hired by Tier 3 (now CenturyLink Cloud), Cloud Foundry has exploded in popularity and influence, […]

Join Me at Microsoft TechEd to Talk DevOps, Cloud Application Architecture

April 30, 2014

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In a couple weeks, I’ll be invading Houston, TX to deliver a pair of sessions at Microsoft TechEd. This conference – one of the largest annual Microsoft events – focuses on technology available today for developers and IT professionals. I made a pair of proposals to this conference back in January (hoping to increase my […]

Call your CRM Platform! Using an ASP.NET Web API to Link Twilio and Salesforce.com

April 17, 2014

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I love mashups. It’s fun to combine technologies in unexpected ways. So when Wade Wegner of Salesforce asked me to participate in a webinar about the new Salesforce Toolkit for .NET, I decided to think of something unique to demonstrate. So, I showed off how to link Twilio – which in an API-driven service for […]

Co-Presenting a Webinar Next Week on Force.com and .NET

April 10, 2014

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Salesforce.com is a juggernaut in the software-as-a-service space and continues to sign up a diverse pool of global customers. While Salesforce relies on its own language (Apex) for coding extensions that run within the platform, developers can use any programming framework to integrate with Salesforce.com from external apps. That said, .NET is one of the […]

DevOps, Cloud, and the Lean “Wheel of Waste”

April 7, 2014

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I recently finished up a graduate program in Engineering Management and one of my last courses was on “Lean and Agile Management.” This was one of my favorite courses as it focused on understanding and improving process flow by reducing friction and waste. My professor claimed that most processes contain roughly 95% waste. At first […]

Using SnapLogic to Link (Cloud) Apps

March 24, 2014

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I like being exposed to new technologies, so I reached out to the folks at SnapLogic and asked to take their platform for a spin. SnapLogic is part of this new class of “integration platform as a service” providers that take a modern approach to application/data integration. In this first blog post (of a few […]

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