Microsoft Azure isn’t a platform. Like every other public cloud, it’s an environment and set of components you’ll use to construct your platform. It’s more like an operating system that you build on, versus some integrated product you just start… Read More ›
Serverless computing. Let’s talk about it. I don’t think it’s crazy to say that it represents the first cloud-native software model. Done right, it is inherently elastic and pay-per-use, and strongly encourages the use of cloud managed services. And to… Read More ›
Connecting your Java microservices to each other? Here’s how to use Spring Cloud Stream with Azure Event Hubs.
You’ve got microservices. Great. They’re being continuous delivered. Neato. Ok … now what? The next hurdle you may face is data processing amongst this distributed mesh o’ things. Brokered messaging engines like Azure Service Bus or RabbitMQ are nice choices… Read More ›
Want to yank configuration values from your .NET Core apps? Here’s how to store and access them in Azure and AWS.
Creating new .NET apps, or modernizing existing ones? If you’re following the 12-factor criteria, you’re probably keeping your configuration out of the code. That means not stashing feature flags in your web.config file, or hard-coding connection strings inside your classes…. Read More ›
Of all the app modernization strategies, “lift and shift” is my least favorite. To me, picking up an app and dropping it onto a new host is like transferring your debt to a new credit card with a lower interest… Read More ›
Go “multi-cloud” while *still* using unique cloud services? I did it using Spring Boot and MongoDB APIs.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “multi-cloud”? Ok, besides stupid marketing people and their dumb words. You might think of companies with on-premises environments who are moving some workloads into a public cloud. Or those who… Read More ›
Platforms should run on Kubernetes, apps should run on PaaS. That simple heuristic seems to resonate with the companies I talk to. When you have access to both environments, it makes sense to figure out what runs where. PaaS is… Read More ›