Azure app service – Securing Microservices using HTTPS

Reading Time: 1 minuteMicrosoft Azure App Service provides PaaS (Platform as a Service) model for hosting web applications. Azure supports wildcard based SSL certificates for every App Service we create. Communication to this website is encrypted by using wildcard SSL’s. Wildcard SSL – Free Azure URL All the Azure App services have a default website URLs that looks something like. https://{your-app-service-name}.azurewebsites.com For example If …

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Caching in Microservice – A highly effective way to maximize performance

Reading Time: 3 minutesCaching improves availability, scalability, and performance of Microservices by reducing roundtrips to dependencies. Querying database every time is nonessential. Perhaps we can save our applications a little compute by serving data from the buffer. This is profitable when the nature of data is static, and don’t change very often. Frequently calling dependent Microservices is also redundant. We can buffer their response …

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If this then that

Reading Time: 1 minuteIFTTT is an acronym for “If This Then That“. IFTTT is a new way to connect your services, mobile apps, and IoT devices among each other. Absolutely no programming experience necessary to use IFTTT services. IFTTT is community driven service and it’s absolutely Free. You can setup your own Applets. You can select Applets created by others. …

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Queue centric pattern – failing gracefully in Microservices!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you wondered why there are gaps between bridge segments? Because materials used in constructions of bridges usually expands in summer and contracts in winter. Without these “breathing” spaces, the bridges develop deep cracks that could lead to dangerous path holes. Worst, destabilize the bridge support and strength. Similarly, developing tightly coupled Microservices creates friction …

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Scammers are targeting H1-B dependents!

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy H1-B friends, today I averted a scam by an imposter. Scammers are now targeting H1-B dependents on false claims of visa fraud. These calls seem to originate (spoofed) from real USCIS number and are mostly during the afternoons when the husband is at work.

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Application Insights: The tool that will help get you back your weekends.

Reading Time: 4 minutesApplication Insights is a Application Performance Management (APM) service from Microsoft Azure. It is used for applications health monitoring and analytics. Once deployed — Application Insights is constantly looking out for peaks, failures, exceptions, and faults on your behalf. It provides rich visual graphics to easily understand and analyze the collected data.

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How to rapidly develop web apps in cloud

Reading Time: 2 minutesSay your company has tasked you to move your Web application in cloud. Where would you start? In a traditional cloud setup (IaaS), you cook up a Virtual machine, install App server, Databases, Storages, Cache, and do Network configurations. These are skill intensive, and complex. As full stack developers, we are already burdened with UI and …

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

Reading Time: 1 minuteI walked into my local library to borrow the book The subtle art of not giving a f*ck. Apparently, there was a lady at the counter. Since the title has a 4 letter word, I got a little hesitant. So, I used the author’s name and described its color. At last, I gathered some courage to …

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Names search engine – nameseek.info

Reading Time: 1 minuteFinally, after countless (and sleepless) hours of hard work (and fun) i was able to put up this small baby names search engine. This website help people search for baby names. After a decade of developing web applications for companies, i’m finally crafting something for myself. nameseek.info I have more than 10,000 baby names and …

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