V010 - Weekly Technology Vlog #10

V010 - Weekly Technology Vlog #10

In this video, Chris lays out his tenth weekly technology vlog update talking about TBC.

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Scheduled Mon, Mar 8, 2021

30 - The Cache Aside Pattern (Optimise your caching approach!)

30 - The Cache Aside Pattern (Optimise your caching approach!)

Have you implemented caching within your application? Need to maintain consistency between your cache and the data in your underlying store? Or maybe you haven’t adopted caching yet, and intrigued on what patterns you could use to do so? Then take a look in this session as Chris explores how …

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Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Scheduled Fri, Mar 12, 2021

V011 - Weekly Technology Vlog #11

V011 - Weekly Technology Vlog #11

In this video, Chris lays out his eleventh weekly technology vlog update talking about TBC.

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Scheduled Mon, Mar 15, 2021

29 - The Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns

Chris Reddington Peter Piper

Published on Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Security

Have a need to update a legacy application to use cloud concepts such as retry, circuit breaker or other features? Then the ambassador or sidecar patterns may be for you! Join Peter and Chris as they continue their journey exploring Cloud Design Patterns. In this session, they discuss the Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns.

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)

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Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)

In my spare time, I work on a pet project called Theatreers. The aim of this is a microservice based platform focused on Theatre / Musical Theatre (bringing a few of my passion areas together).

I’ve recently re-architected the project to align to a serverless technology stack. This includes: …

Azure Architecture Scalability Resilience DevOps

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Using Azure DevOps REST APIs to automatically create Team Iterations

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Using Azure DevOps REST APIs to automatically create Team Iterations

Consider this scenario. You are managing a software project using Azure DevOps, and you have multiple teams working towards a common cadence. Perhaps that cadence is managed by a central team. To gain the most value from your sprint planning, you would need to associate the iterations from the …

Azure DevOps DevOps Automation

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Jun 16, 2019

Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations

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Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations

The topic seems to have come up a few times over the past few weeks, so I wanted to post a short, sharp blog about it!

How should I structure my Azure Subscription Hierarchy?
There is no “one right way” to answer this question. Your best bet is to first familiarise yourself with the …

Azure Governance RBAC Resource Tags Resource Policies Subscription Management

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?

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Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?

Scalability is one of the common areas where I have seen common misconceptions, when customers begin building on the platform.

But before we jump into that topic, let’s first revisit the three main cloud operating models or paradigms:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Think of this as …

Azure Architecture Scalability

Chris Reddington Published on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps

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Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps

In case you had not already heard, Logic Apps have now reached general availability on Azure (or read an MSDN article by Jeff Hollan on the topic).

What are Logic Apps?

Logic Apps enable integration points primarily between Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, and can be easily configured through …

Blogging

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

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DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. It streamlines the key management process, enabling you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data. Developers can create keys for development and testing in minutes, and then …

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Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

An Introduction to Azure Functions

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An Introduction to Azure Functions

If you have been keeping up to date with the latest and greatest in Azure Services (yes, I know there are quite a few!), you may have heard of a new service called Azure Functions.

Azure Functions is an event-driven Platform as a Service capability, helping you to execute code upon the occurrence of …

Blogging

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

A few useful Azure Resources

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A few useful Azure Resources

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a number of projects relating to Azure.

The usual theme has crept up, around recommended practices, and where to go for documentation. There are a couple of great resources to be aware of:

Azure Best Practice Checklists and Guidance

  • There are a number …

Azure Architecture

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Sep 3, 2016

Approaching Resilience in Azure Solutions

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Approaching Resilience in Azure Solutions

I mentioned in Building Solutions in the Cloud that I would be writing a series of blog posts on the areas of risk that I have seen since I have been providing guidance around Azure. In this post, I will provide some thoughts on how you can consider resilience within the context of your own solution …

Azure Architecture Resilience

Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Aug 26, 2016