DevOps for Databases

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Azure Chat Bot services

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

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

A Detailed Guide to Canary Deployments

A Detailed Guide to Canary Deployments

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Every time we need to deploy to production, we worry about how changes will affect the user experience. No matter what technique or strategy you use to make deployments, there are going to be times when the things that can go wrong will go wrong. It’s Murphy’s law. The fact of the matter is you can’t always prevent errors when …

what containers and orchestrators actually are

The Advantages of Using Kubernetes and Docker Together

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …