On dry runs, limits, and easy session switching

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Introduction

This article describes how to build a custom URL shortener service using Azure’s serverless platform with Azure Functions and Cosmos DB. I had this idea after I recently read Jussi Roine’s article, where he built a URL shortener service (such as bit.ly) using a serverless Azure approach, an approach he led with Azure Logic Apps and a custom web app. As I was reading his article, I realized that building the same solution with Azure Functions and proper use of input and output bindings, can yield a highly elegant solution. …


Comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each

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Introduction

As a software architect dealing with a lot of microservice-based systems, I often encounter the ever-repeating question: “Should I use RabbitMQ or Kafka?”


An architect’s dilemma

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Introduction

As a software architect dealing with a lot of microservice-based systems, I often encounter the ever-repeating question , “Should I use RabbitMQ or Kafka?” For some reason, many developers view these technologies as interchangeable. While this is true for some cases, there are various underlying differences between these platforms.


Can You Talk About Yourself?

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to speak in a setting which was unfamiliar to me. Usually, I speak about professional topics — Software Architecture, Cloud Computing, etc., but this time it was different. This time I was asked to speak about myself. A good friend of mine told me that he was organizing an event about how developers and IT professionals can grow their career by getting more into cloud computing. He asked me if I can talk about why is it important to understand the cloud, and how I personally got into the field. While…

Eran Stiller

A software architect, consultant, and instructor. CodeValue founder & CTO. Microsoft Regional Director (MRD) & MVP on Azure. (https://stiller.blog)

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