Author: Simon Bisson

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November 24, 2021

Take a look at Azure Monitor

Cloud-native apps need a lot of monitoring. It’s not that they’re inherently unstable, but there are issues of concurrency and consistency in distributed application development that can give rise to bugs that are hard to trace and reproduce, especially when they’re built on a multitenant...


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November 17, 2021

Getting started with Azure Fluid Relay

At its recent Ignite event, Microsoft unveiled a new Office application: Loop. Built on its long-promised real-time Fluid Framework collaboration platform, Loop is a canvas that hosts components for shared work, providing a place to keep all the various pieces of a team’s project together....


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November 10, 2021

Microsoft’s Kubernetes for the rest of us

Building and managing a Kubernetes infrastructure in the cloud can be hard, even using a managed environment like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). When designing a cloud-native application, you need to consider the underlying virtual infrastructure, and provision the right class of servers for your workload...


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November 10, 2021

Serverless Kubernetes with Azure Container Apps

Building and managing a Kubernetes infrastructure in the cloud can be hard, even using a managed environment like Azure’s Kubernetes Service (AKS). When designing a cloud-native application, you need to consider the underlying virtual infrastructure, provisioning the right class of servers for your workload and...


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November 2, 2021

Ignite 2021: Azure’s Chaos Studio goes public

Back at the beginning of 2021, Azure CTO Mark Russinovich’s regular Ignite runthrough of the Azure architecture gave us a first look at Chaos Studio, the platform’s fault injection tool. Building on the chaos monkey concept introduced by Netflix, the growing discipline of chaos engineering...


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October 27, 2021

Using Microsoft’s YARP project to proxy web-based microservices

Inner source is the idea of using open source techniques to develop internal tools, using platforms such as GitHub for collaboration. Engineers across a company identify common issues and technologies and work together to build a single solution to all their problems. It’s an important...


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October 20, 2021

Azure updates AKS with new Kubernetes technologies

Kubernetes is the foundation of much modern cloud-native software. Although it’s a mature technology that’s important for Azure and other hyperscale clouds, Kubernetes is definitely not standing still. Regular updates add features, while a growing ecosystem builds tools and technologies that integrate with the underlying...


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October 13, 2021

Optimizing C and C++ Windows binaries with SizeBench

One key to the modern application development life cycle is the toolchain: all the various applications and services that come together to deliver our own custom tools. They range from code generators that build scaffolding and deliver application frameworks, through IDEs and editors, to testing...


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October 6, 2021

Jump into WebAssembly with Hippo

WebAssembly is an extremely promising new technology that’s getting a lot of interest from Microsoft’s cloud-native computing teams, both in its Deis Labs subsidiary and in Azure. With new WebAssembly tools arriving rapidly, what’s needed is an environment where you can try them out. That’s...


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September 29, 2021

Under the hood with .NET 6

The next release of the .NET platform is around the corner. The new annual cadence of releases makes .NET 6 the first long-term support release of the unified .NET. That makes it a more important event than most as it’s the first one that organizations...


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