Sending Custom Metrics From AWS Lambda

Sending Custom Metrics From AWS Lambda With Code Examples

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Today’s post is a detailed guide on how to send custom metrics to AWS CloudWatch monitoring using AWS Lambda. Starting from scratch, we’re going to finish up this post by leaving a serverless project running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). And do you want to hear the best part? Getting started will cost you less than you might spend on a …

Deployment options in Azure

An Azure Deployment Guide

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Azure has plenty of services for hosting your applications and their components. It also has extensive options for deploying to these services. Barry Luijbregts introduces four of the primary options for hosting apps in his article, “Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways to Deploy.” In that post, Luijbregts covers where to deploy on Azure; in this post, I’m …

Azure Chat Bot services

What Is a Chat Bot? A Detailed Guide on How to Create One With Azure Bot Service

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A chatbot is an application that simulates a human responding to the user. It’s a more natural way to interact with a system by using conversation. Let’s say, for example, that you want to order a pizza. Instead of wasting your time tapping randomly or searching the Internet to figure out how to use the app, you could just start …

Azure Container Services

Azure Container Service (AKS): A Detailed Guide to Setting Up Your First Cluster with Kubernetes

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Over the last few years, people have increasingly been adopting containers. But to use containers at a large scale, you need to use an orchestrator to ease the administration of your applications. Kubernetes is the most popular orchestrator and, while there are many concepts you need to learn to make the most of it, the benefits of using Kubernetes are …

Addressing Roadblocks in Cloud Computing

Addressing Roadblocks in Cloud Computing

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Business owners are constantly searching for the next great technology that will help streamline solutions, improve workflow efficiency, and boost their ROI. Cloud computing has quickly become one of the most effective technologies in helping companies increase work output and cut costs. However, issues arise when businesses expand the scale of their operations when adopting cloud technology. This can become …

Metrics to Monitor When Scaling Up and Down

4 Metrics to Monitor When Scaling Up and Down in the Cloud

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Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series know that The Enterprise was not capable of going past Warp Factor 8 for long periods of time. That would be all the power Scotty could give the starship before it started breaking up. The same thing is true with traditional on-premise computing: The hardware has limitations on processing power and storage. With …

Know Your Cloud: 7 Lessons for Maximizing Cloud Capabilities

Know Your Cloud: 7 Lessons for Maximizing Cloud Capabilities

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The latest cloud capabilities give developers the flexibility to design their apps and services efficiently, without the expensive cost and manual setup of traditional data centers. The most popular cloud providers have a wide array of services that extend across the spectrum, from IaaS to PaaS, as well as hybrid, containers, and microservices solutions. According to a Gartner survey, CIOs …

AWS Batch_ A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

AWS Batch: A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

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There are always the kind of tasks that need to run periodically, either to analyze and process information (like fraud detection), or to simply do things like send email reports. But for that, we need to have a tool to schedule computer resources and, of course, the script. But what if we only need to worry about coding the script? Introducing AWS …

Guide to Cloud Adoption Paths

A Developer’s Guide to Cloud Adoption and Paths

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Limited disruption. That is the dream of every organization when adopting new technologies. It reduces the anxiety of developers and operational staff alike. It makes management ecstatic as they won’t be subjected to news that another technology implementation went wrong. Minor glitches may still present themselves, but overall, they are not enough to derail the implementation of the new technology. …

Testing in production with Microsoft Azure

Testing in Production with Microsoft Azure

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_ How do you test that a feature in your application actually works? Or that it is actually being used? Usually, you’d perform lots of tests in separate environments, like a QA or Acceptance environment. Or you’d route a certain percentage of your production traffic to the new version of your site to test if and how usage of your new …

Continuous deployment in Azure App Services

How to DevOps with Azure

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In order to release quickly and have stable application environments with minimal errors, it is of vital importance that developers work well with IT operations people and vice versa. To do this, they need to communicate well and sometimes work in the same team. Ideally, they work in the same environment. Makes sense right? This is called DevOps. DevOps is …

Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse compared

Compare Azure SQL Database vs. Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Definitions, Differences and When to Use

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 Azure SQL Database is one of the most used services in Microsoft Azure, and I use it a lot in my projects. It is basically SQL Server in the cloud, but fully managed and more intelligent. There is another service in Azure that is kind of similar, but not quite: Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Azure SQL Data Warehouse uses a …

Cloud Deployment Models - Stackify

A Crash Course Guide to Cloud Deployment Models 2018

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more companies jump on the cloud computing bandwagon.and 2018 will prove to be no different. This study by Gartner predicts that as soon as next year, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Gartner goes on to say that a “no …

Concepts of cloud computing

What is Cloud-Native? Is It Hype or The Future of Software Development?

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For quite a while now, cloud-native has been one of the hottest topics in software development. Some developers just call it hype that will lose traction and disappear after some time. For others, it’s the future of software development. Whatever the future will bring, cloud-native is currently one of the biggest trends in the software industry. It has already changed …

Azure Functions Logging Guide

A Guide to Logging in Azure Functions

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If you are thinking about using Azure Functions, at some point you will be confronted with the challenge of figuring out how application logging works. Logging in Azure Functions has some unique challenges due to the stateless nature of the serverless execution model. In this article, we will cover some basics about Azure Functions and provide instruction on how to …

Microsoft Azure Container

Getting Started with Azure Container Instances: Tutorial with Examples

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Working with containers provides a lot of benefits. They are a lot faster to spin up and shut down than virtual machines. They run everywhere, which gives you the benefit of having the exact same environment locally as in production. And because they run everywhere, you can run them in any cloud or on-premises, which prevents you from being locked …

cloud monitoring tools 2018

The Top 21 Cloud Monitoring Tools for 2018

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Let’s do a visualization exercise. Imagine it’s December 31, 2018, and you’re ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company’s revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and you were promoted to Lead Developer. 2019 is poised to be …

Cloud Computing Advantages

8 Cloud Computing Advantages for Developers

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It has never been a better time to be a developer.  Development tools and technologies continue to evolve that allow us to create better software.  However, developers are under more pressure to decrease time to market, publish frequent enhancements, and reduce or eliminate bugs.  The cloud offers several unique benefits to developers that can help.  Some of the details mentioned …