Exploring Cloud concepts with Chris Reddington (Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!). We will regularly invite guests to talk about their experiences with the cloud and hear about some of the lessons learned around their cloud journey. Cloud with Chris is a community-driven personal podcast. Content from episodes do not represent the views of any company or organisation.

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In this video, Chris updates on Cloud With Chris from the last week, and how you can keep up to date with all the upcoming content (Spoiler: It's growing, including the talks outside of the channel!). Are you in the Thames Valley area, or even further afield? Then you may want to tune in to find out more about Azure Thames Valley and our upcoming sessions. And just for good measure, we do some Azure, Azure DevOps and GitHub updates as well! Read More

You may have joined Peter and Chris in some of their previous episodes such as the API Economy, The Backends for Frontends & Strangler Pattern, or The Anti-Corruption Layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns. They'll will be continuing our journey talking about API Cloud Design Patterns, as they talk about the Gatekeeper and Valet Key Patterns in this episode of Cloud with Chris. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.

In this video, Chris updates on Cloud With Chris from the last week, and how you can keep up to date with all the upcoming content (Spoiler: There's a lot!). He also talks through his upcoming sessions with Azureish Live, SquaredUp, JonnyChipz and more. Are you in the Thames Valley area? Then you may want to tune in to find out more about Azure Thames Valley? That not enough for you? Then there's also a few tech news updates thrown in for good measure!

Do you have a website that is made up mostly of Static Content (e.g. HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Images)? Interested how you can optimise for performance and cost savings as well? Then join this episode as we talk through the Cloud Design Pattern, “The Static Content Hosting Pattern”. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time. at a time.

In this video, Chris lays out his second weekly technology vlog update talking about updates on Cloud With Chris (Weekly Vlogs, Blogs, Podcast Series episodes, Sessionize), Azure Updates, Community Updates (John Lunn aka JonnyChipz, Sarah Lean aka TechieLass, CloudFamily.info and Richard Hooper aka PixelRobots).

Imagine the scenario. You're a developer and you need to go and build some code. You need to install a number of dependencies, a code editor and perhaps a number of frameworks, only to find the code still doesn't compile on your machine. Probably because you're missing some frameworks or libraries. We've all been there. But perhaps, we don't have to be there. Stick around in this episode as we talk about Visual Studio Code, The Remote Containers Extension and GitHub Codespaces and how all of these can help solve that challenge.

In this video, Chris sets off his weekly technology vlog updates talking about some of the things he worked on over his December break including OSS Contributions. He also talks through some updates from the month of December across Azure, GitHub and Azure DevOps.

Do you have an application with some specific requirements around scalability, and continuity of service? What happens if your service is hit by heavy load? Could performance/reliability issues cause an impact to your solution? This is where both the queue-based load leveling and competing consumers patterns shine. Tune in and listen to Chris speak with Will Eastbury as they discuss both of these patterns. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.

You've heard Peter and Chris talk about The Facade pattern previously. These patterns build upon the Façade concept. The façade layer could be used to translate requests between various subsystems, aggregate multiple backend requests into a single response and offload specialised functionality to a gateway proxy. Tune in and listen to Peter Piper join Chris Reddington, as they discuss The Anti-corruption layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns! This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.

The event sourcing pattern is a well-known pattern and has been around for some time. The idea is that you use an append-only store to record the full series of actions taken on the data. This combines well with the materialized view pattern, where a pre-populated view is generated over one (or more) data stores when the data isn't in an ideal format for querying. These two patterns are common patterns used in an event-driven architecture. Join Chris and Steph as they talk about both of these patterns and how they may be able to help. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.