The Dev-Ops way to avoid cold starts of your Azure Functions!

Cold starts is a phenomenon that has been around for years.  During winter, you notice that your car's engine often takes more time to start.  IT is no different.  When services are not invoked for a considerable time, they take a little longer to respond.  The duration of such a cold start delay is very … Continue reading The Dev-Ops way to avoid cold starts of your Azure Functions!

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My first findings on the Azure Key Vault connector

On Twitter, there was some noise about a new Logic Apps connector for Azure Key Vault.  As I love both of these Azure services, I was tempted to give it a try.  You can read here my first impressions. Operations The available operations are quite impressive.  I can't think immediately of anything that is missing.  … Continue reading My first findings on the Azure Key Vault connector

A first look at the Logic Apps mocking feature

Today, I discovered 'by accident' a brand new Logic Apps feature.  It's the long-awaited mocking functionality, which is currently in preview.  Let's give it a first try! Exploring the feature On every action, there's now the option Static result, accessible via the "..." menu. The Static Result must be enabled on action level. You can … Continue reading A first look at the Logic Apps mocking feature

Responsibilities of webhook publishers

In order to establish a solid communication through webhooks, both the publishers and the consumers have to respect their responsibilities.  This blog post touches upon the responsibilities of the webhook publisher. Reliability As a webhook publisher, you cannot assume continuously stable network connectivity or a consumer with a 100% guaranteed uptime.  Therefore, it's important to … Continue reading Responsibilities of webhook publishers

Responsibilities of webhook consumers

In order to establish a solid communication through webhooks, both the publishers and the consumers have to respect their responsibilities.  This blog post touches upon the responsibilities of the webhook consumer. Availability As a webhook consumer, one of the most important requirements is the fact that you must be high available.  If there's no guarantee … Continue reading Responsibilities of webhook consumers

Logic Apps Event Grid trigger not firing

Event Grid allows to build reactive applications, based on out-of-the-box events from within the Azure ecosystem.  Logic Apps has native support for Event Grid, but lately I've encountered an issue that I want to share with you. Scenario I've created a new Logic App from scratch and configured the When a resource event occurs trigger.  … Continue reading Logic Apps Event Grid trigger not firing