Serverless things don’t always complete their work in milliseconds. With the introduction of AWS Step Functions and Azure Durable Functions, we have compute instances that exist for hours, days, or even months. With serverless workflow tools like Azure Logic Apps,… 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 ›
I might be the first person to write a technical book because of peer pressure. Let me back up. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by smart folks at Pivotal. Many of them write books. We usually buy copies of them… Read More ›
Looking for a host suitable for .NET Framework apps? Windows Server virtual machines are almost your only option. The only public cloud PaaS product that offers a higher abstraction than virtual machines is Azure’s App Service. And that’s not really… Read More ›
So far in this series of posts, we’ve seen that Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) runs a lot more than just web applications. Not every app has a user-facing front-end component. Some of your systems run in the background or on… Read More ›
Trying to significantly improve your company’s ability to build and run good software? Forget Docker, public cloud, Kubernetes, service meshes, Cloud Foundry, serverless, and the rest of it. Over the years, I’ve learned the most important place you should start:… Read More ›