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Add DevOps To Your Existing Dockerized Applications With Azure DevOps Projects

  • July 26, 2018
As a cloud developer, the current offering to add support for DevOps (CI\CD) to an application always felt less optimal to me. In VSTS, tasks such as creating CI and CD workflows, linking the pipelines with code repository, and adding monitoring take a little time even though the quick start templates have considerably optimized the process. A new offering from Azure named Microsoft Azure DevOps Projects fills this gap in the DevOps offering.

Building Zero Code Cosmos DB Proxy with Azure Functions

  • May 9, 2018
Using Azure Functions, you can free your projects from Cosmos DB API dependency. In this article, we will build a simple API using Azure Functions that interacts with Cosmos DB without requiring you to write any code. You have multiple options for building Azure Functions. You can write functions using Visual Studio tooling, or you can build one using VS Code with Azure CLI. However, for this demo, I will use the Azure Portal inbuilt function editor.

Use Support Backed Tedious Driver for Your Node Applications with SQL Database

  • January 3, 2017
I don’t know how popular Node.js still is, but it is always fun to learn new programming languages. If you have previously worked with relational databases such as SQL database with Node.js, you must’ve noticed that there are several node packages available to enable application integration with SQL database. However, while building commercial applications, developers always want to use packages that are backed by professional support and a lively community.

Moving to Hugo Sticking to Azure

  • October 4, 2016
I recently completed the migration of my blog to a brand new platform. I primarily went through the upgrade process to remove dependency on Windows Live Writer to author content and to trim down the large number of Azure services that I was using to keep the blog ticking. Of course, I wanted to improve the response time and keep my focus on writing posts and not maintaining the code base.

Building Azure API Management Proxy for Azure Storage

  • March 21, 2016
Microsoft acquired Apiphany, backed it up with Azure compute and storage and has now made it available to users as API Management service. Azure API Management is a reliable, secure and scalable way to publish, consume and manage APIs running on the Microsoft Azure platform. Azure API Management provides all essential tools required for end-to-end management of APIs. It ensures optimal performance of the APIs, tracks and enforces usage, authentication, and more.

Running Durable Workflows on Azure

  • January 8, 2016
This post took a while to see the daylight. I was working on my code submission for Azure Search for Search contest and there were tons of things to catch up on. However, if you are a Windows Workflows developer and are working out ways to host your workflows on Azure or want to transfer control of business logic to your clients using Workflows, I will make up for the delay.

Adding Business Logic to Azure Logic App with Azure API App

  • October 13, 2015
I hope you had a chance to watch or attend AzureCon lately. If you watch the keynotes, you would be overwhelmed by tons of great announcements that were made. All the sessions are available on demand and are classified by level and industry role. I hope the sessions prove to be a great learning experience for you. I also hope to work with a few of the new features and write about them for us to use.

Handling Scheduled and Continuous Workloads Through Azure WebJobs

  • August 26, 2015
What are WebJobs? If you have ever built an application of anything more than small scale, you know that you need to have services running in the background that can handle workloads that either are required to execute in the background or are required to run on scheduled intervals. There are several solutions available for this problem in on-premise and cloud worlds. You can use a windows service or have an HTTP endpoint triggered by a cron service such as Windows Task Scheduler to schedule a task.

The First Post

  • July 30, 2015
Finally, my custom blogging platform is ready and raring to go. I will try to write as frequently as I can and keep making platform improvements. Since I have been working on building my blogging platform for some time, I think my opening blog should talk about how the platform works. September 23, 2016: I have migrated my blog to Hugo, which is a static site generator. Azure WebApps still hosts this blog.
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Hi! I'm Rahul Rai, an author, a programmer, and a technophile. I'm a Consultant at Readify, Sydney, Australia.

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