Planning the service communication and the cluster setup is one of the important items we should do when developing on Service Fabric (SF). In this article I have tried my best to stick to the minimalist options in setting up the cluster whilst sufficient details by eliminating the common doubts. The motive behind this research … Continue reading Service Communication and Cluster Setup in Service Fabric
Introduction Dependency validation helps to keep the code architecture clean and rules enforced. The video below gives a quick introduction to the dependency validation in Visual Studio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8kF3goKZPQ Recently a friend, asked about enforcing constraints in a project architecture, I explained this to him. But I haven't used it any of my previous projects (we're … Continue reading Dependency Validation Diagrams do not work in ASP.NET Core / .NET Core
Azure Cosmos Db has an impressive feature called 'Change feed'. It enables capturing the changes in the data (inserts and updates) and provides an unified API to access those captured change events. The change event data feed can be used as an event source in the applications. You can read about the overview of this feature … Continue reading Deep dive into Azure Cosmos Db Change Feed
Disclaimer: This is not a post to discourage your next new thing, in fact as developers and technology decisions makers, we all have our own perils and survival dependency in Buzz engineering. But it is good to understand things, since there is an increasing noise around high technology churn and failures. So, what is Buzz … Continue reading Buzz Engineering
I came across the term 'Overambitious API Gateways' from Thought Works tech radar. The point is, whether is it good or bad to have business logic in the API Gateways? Since the term Gateway is not a functional requirement and serves the purpose of a reverse proxy; it is quite obvious that including business logic … Continue reading Thick API Gateways
Scheduled jobs are common in software systems, most of them perform some kind of a network or data related activity, outside the main execution context and triggered based on a timer event. There are several options available in Azure to implement scheduled jobs. Serverless options Azure Scheduler Azure Batch Custom code in VMs Before digging … Continue reading Schedule Jobs in Azure
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We keep the credentials and other secrets of the application in the source files. These secrets are visible to developers and being pushed to the source control. In order to avoid this, we can keep the secrets in centralized key management systems - but the credentials of the centralized key management system should be kept in the source files, resulting that at least one credential being placed in the source files. Let's see how to overcome this using Azure Managed Service Identity