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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Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

Logic Apps has a default limit of 120 seconds on synchronous actions.  This is already quite long; it does not make sense to perform actions in a synchronous fashion if they take longer.  For such long running tasks, Logic Apps provides two options: Polling action pattern: initiate the long running action and interrogate its status … Continue reading Perform long-running Logic Apps tasks with Durable Functions

Azure Function Proxies – Part 4: A very lightweight API Management

This post is part of an Azure Function Proxies blog series: Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration Part 3: Secure your API Part 4: A very light-weight API management After my first blog in this series about Azure Function Proxies, I received several questions related … Continue reading Azure Function Proxies – Part 4: A very lightweight API Management

Azure Function Proxies – Part 3: Secure your API!

This post is part of an Azure Function Proxies blog series: Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration Part 3: Secure your API Part 4: A very light-weight API management By creating a uniform API on top of several heterogenous service operations, we also simplify the … Continue reading Azure Function Proxies – Part 3: Secure your API!

Azure Function Proxies – Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration

This post is part of an Azure Function Proxies blog series: Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration Part 3: Secure your API Part 4: A very light-weight API management Connecting cloud services to on premises API's can be quite challenging.  Depending on your setup, there … Continue reading Azure Function Proxies – Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration

Azure Function Proxies – Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API

This post is part of an Azure Function Proxies blog series: Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API Part 2: Easily enable hybrid integration Part 3: Secure your API Part 4: A very light-weight API management When using the Microsoft Azure offering, an important aspect is to use the right service for … Continue reading Azure Function Proxies – Part 1: Represent heterogenous service operations into a single API