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Looking back at INTEGRATE 2022

Looking back at INTEGRATE 2022

Last week, I attended the INTEGRATE conference.  Unlike other years, there were no real big announcements.  However, I would like to share my main take-aways from the conference: Logic Apps Standard is the way forward The product team is really betting on the new and...

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Improving the user experience of Azure Policy

Improving the user experience of Azure Policy

A solid governance is the foundation of a successful Azure implementation.  I often refer to it as "freedom within the frame".  As an organization, you configure the rules of the game, e.g. allowed locations, no public IPs, restricted service tiers... Within that...

Send API inspector traces to Application Insights

Send API inspector traces to Application Insights

In the December 2020 release of Azure API Management, there was a release note that drew my attention: You can now log API inspector traces to Application Insights and Azure Monitor by setting the verbosity property of the service/diagnostics resource to debug. Azure...

Layered API design in Azure API Management

Layered API design in Azure API Management

Designing and composing APIs is a very subjective matter and there are many ways to success (and even more to failure).  One approach I've always liked is the way MuleSoft describes it.  They define three layers of APIs: Experience APIs: purpose-built APIs for...

Emit custom metrics from Azure API Management

Emit custom metrics from Azure API Management

In the July release of Azure API Management, they've added the feature to emit custom metrics to Application Insights.  If you follow my blog, you know that I pay a lot of attention to monitoring, so this is a feature that I definitely wanted to check.  I can tell you...

Easily generate many random API requests with Postman!

Easily generate many random API requests with Postman!

You might wonder: why would you even want to do this?  Well, in some cases I need to have a randomized data set for testing or education purposes.  Postman is a tool that I use on an almost daily basis, so that's an obvious choice for me. The scenario In this case, I...