DevOps for Databases

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DevOps is no longer just about breaking the silo between developers and operations. That’s why every manual operation in your delivery pipeline needs to be evaluated to determine if it can be automated. Database changes are indeed a tedious process and therefore deserve to be considered in your DevOps implementation. Let me pause a moment to temper your expectations for …

AWS Elastic Beanstalk .NET Core Tutorial: Get Your Application Up and Running Fast

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AWS offers a variety of services to solve specific needs. There are some core services, like EC2 and VPC, that let you create an infrastructure for your applications that scales easily. But if you’re new to AWS and also new to infrastructure, you might need to invest some time reading before you deploy your application to AWS. I remember my first time …

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 …

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 …

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Amplify Feedback with Continuous Performance

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As cloud becomes the norm, we’re letting others manage much of our infrastructures for us. Cloud providers offer common metrics like CPU, memory, storage, and networking so that you can stay up to date on the health of your system. And we worry less and less about those metrics with serverless architectures. But there remains a major concern that we …

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 …

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The Advantages of Using Kubernetes and Docker Together

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You might be hearing a lot about Kubernetes and Docker—so much that you might be wondering which one is better. Well, there is no “better” because these aren’t equivalent things. Docker is like an airplane and Kubernetes is like an airport. You wouldn’t ask “Which should I use to travel—airport versus airplane?” So it goes with Docker and Kubernetes. You …