My notes for passing the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams

A couple of weeks ago I've passed both the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams. You're required to pass both of these exams in to get the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. After posting a tweet I got a lot of responses asking if I had any pointers on what to learn. Instead of responding to each person individually it makes more sense to share what I've used to study and hopefully it's helpful to others also. Read more →

Using Azure Functions to empower your Teams

In today's world we're receiving an enormous amount of e-mail. A lot of the e-mail I'm receiving during the day (and night) is about errors happening in our cloud environment and sometimes someone needs to follow up on this. At the moment this is a real pain because there's a lot of false-positives in those e-mails due to the lack of configuration and possibilities in our monitoring software. The amount of e-mails is so painful, most of us have created email rules so these monitoring emails ‘go away’ and we only check them once per day. Read more →

What's up with this serverless talk?

You've probably heard a lot of talk around a new buzzword serverless. It's a pretty confusing name for an awesome technology/technique. The main reason the word serverless isn't a very good one is because it implies there aren't any servers when using this technique. I found a fairly funny CommitStrip about this topic. https://www.commitstrip.com/en/2017/04/26/servers-there-are-no-servers-here` But what does the term mean then? Well, it means you don't have to worry about servers anymore. Read more →

Designing a microservices architecture

There are dozens of blog posts, articles and books talking about microservices. Some of them talk about the design, other on how to implement and even others talk about why and when to use them. This post will be a combination of them all. I won't claim to be the all-time-expert on the matter, but I have read quite a bit on the subject, attended some talks and have had the honor to design (and implement) such a solution a couple of years ago. Read more →