Azure Storage Queues vs Azure Service Bus Queues - Which should I use when?

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Azure Storage Queues vs Azure Service Bus Queues - Which should I use when?

I’ve recently been involved in a few integration focused discussions, where there is a requirement to bring together multiple separate systems. If you’ve been following the Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time series, then you’ll have heard Peter Piper repeat a common …

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Chris Reddington Published on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Using API Management Policies to enforce access restriction policies

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Using API Management Policies to enforce access restriction policies

We recently introduced you to API Management, how it maps to architectural principals and why you may consider using it as a producer or consumer of APIs. In this post, we’ll be continuing on the story - focusing mostly on the API Management policies functionality.

An introduction to API …

API Economy Integration APIs

A series on API management

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Introduction to Azure API Management

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Introduction to Azure API Management

We now live in a world where multiple systems connect or integrate with each other. This is not new, and has been a technology trend for some time. But - in a world of distributed compute (on the increase, thanks to cloud), and the rise of microservices, we find that we have more and more services …

API Economy Integration APIs

A series on API management

Chris Reddington Published on Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Cloud Drops - Building an Event-Driven workflow with Event Grid

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Cloud Drops - Building an Event-Driven workflow with Event Grid

Have you heard about Azure Event Grid, but not exactly sure what it is or how you could use it? In this Cloud Drop, we’ll create an event-driven process using Azure Event Grid, Azure Storage Queues and Azure Functions. Get ready to learn all about Event-Driven workflows, Event-Handlers, …

Serverless Integration Azure Event-Driven Architecture

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Chris Reddington Published on Sat, May 15, 2021

Building an Event-Driven workflow with Event Grid

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Building an Event-Driven workflow with Event Grid

You may have heard of Event-Driven Architectures before, but haven’t had the chance to get hands-on and build one as yet. That’s exactly what we’ll be working through in this blog post! Before we dive into any practical detail though, let’s go ahead and recap some of the …

Serverless Integration Azure Event-Driven Architecture

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, May 12, 2021

Cloud Drops - Beginners guide to PowerShell in Azure Functions

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Cloud Drops - Beginners guide to PowerShell in Azure Functions

Serverless computing is a cloud computing code execution model in which the cloud provider fully manages the infrastructure needed to serve requests. In this session, we will explain why and how we should use Azure Functions and PowerShell together, and we will show you how to deploy a PowerShell …

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Chris Reddington Karel De Winter Published on Thu, May 6, 2021

Introducing Logic Apps Preview

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Introducing Logic Apps Preview

Following hot off the heels of my recent blog post introducing Logic Apps and how I use the technology on cloudwithchris.com, I thought it made sense for the second post to continue the Logic Apps theme. This time, we’ll be focusing on Logic Apps preview (sometimes referred to as Logic Apps …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Introduction to Logic Apps

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Introduction to Logic Apps

Many years ago, I wrote a blog post which introduced Logic Apps at a very high level when they were initially released. Ahead of a blog post that I want to write on Logic Apps v2, I thought that it may be worth writing a more thorough recap of Logic Apps as a platform.

Logic Apps is a Platform as a …

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Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Apr 26, 2021

26 - The Pub Sub, Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter Patterns

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26 - The Pub Sub, Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter Patterns

Ever wondered how complex integration systems / enterprise messaging works? Curious about whether there’s a way to bypass and prioritise certain messages? Then join this episode as Chris Reddington and Will Eastbury explore the Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter patterns. Spoiler - These …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Messaging Integration Azure Architecture Center

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Will Eastbury Published on Fri, Feb 12, 2021

21 - The Queue Based Load Levelling and Competing Consumers Pattern

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21 - The Queue Based Load Levelling and Competing Consumers Pattern

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 levelling and competing …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Azure Architecture Center Messaging Integration Scalability Requirements

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Will Eastbury Published on Fri, Jan 1, 2021