This Month I’ve Read – October 2017

In this “This Month I’ve Read” series, I want to share 5 blogs / articles concerning Microsoft Enterprise Integration that really drew my attention throughout the last month.  Here you can find my selection for this month.

Paco de la Cruz – Preparing Azure Logic Apps for CI/CD
This blog provides some simple, but very useful, guidance on how to deal with ARM template expressions inside Logic Apps, to enable a smooth CI/CD..  To avoid problems like escaping characters or invalid Logic Apps, it’s highly advised to put ARM template expressions only inside Logic Apps parameters.  Read the complete article here.

Tom Kerkhove – Auto-scaling your platform with Azure Monitor
In this post, Tom explains how to use Azure Monitor to scale-out and scale-in the number of competing consumers within an asynchronous messaging scenario.  This is highly advised to ensure sufficient throughput, while being as cost-efficient as possible.  Next to that, he discusses the importance of monitoring and lists some common caveats.  Read the complete article here.

Martin Abbott – Integrate 2017 USA Day 1 Recap
This recap includes the most important announcements that were done during Integration 2017 USA.  The announcements that look most interesting to me are: SAP trigger, high availability for the On-Premise Data Gateway, support for Liquid templates and XSLT 3.0, mocking capabilities and resubmit from a failed action.  Read the complete article here.

Chris Kirby – Connecting the enterprise with Azure Event Grid and Serilog
Serilog is a successful and highly extensible open source logging framework for .NET.  It offers great extensibility through the concept of sinks.  This article explains how to use the sink for Azure Event Grid, that Chris has written.  Publish your logs in Event Grid and dynamically subscribe to them with various log handlers.  Read the complete article here.

Maarten Balliauw – On speaker life
A great read about the life of public speakers.  The key message is that speakers are really no rock stars, but just people who love to share their passion for technology.  Speaker’s life is totally not glamorous and it doesn’t make you rich at all.  My sincere appreciation for everyone who inspired me during his/her talks!  Thank you!   Read the complete article here.



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