Building Microservices On .NET Core – Part 1 The Plan

Building Microservices On .NET Core – Part 1 The Plan

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I liked .NET technology from its inception. In fact I left the dark star of overxmlized J2EE development to join forces of rebellion around 2004. Over the years my team here at Altkom Software & Consulting built and maintained more and more complex business solutions for insurance and banking. While Java was in stagnation .NET […]
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Headless CMS as a Microservice

Headless CMS as a Microservice

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As a Software House that develops a lot of B2C and B2B systems we have to deal with content management systems on the daily basis. We use the most popular CMS solutions like LifeRay or Sitecore. These products offer great functionalities and experience for content creators and marketing. But they also heavily affect our systems […]
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CI/CD for a web application using Azure DevOps

CI/CD for a web application using Azure DevOps

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Introduction Azure DevOps platform was shown for the first time in the end of September 2018. In order to check what this new tool from Microsoft has to offer, we have decided to develop continuous integration and continuous deployment processes (CI/CD) for a simple (monolithic) web application. For that purpose, we are going to use […]
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UI in Microservices World – Micro Frontends pattern and Web Components

UI in Microservices World – Micro Frontends pattern and Web Components

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The topic of microservices in IT world is still alive. Like every novelty – it makes lots of noise and causes lots of controversies. Until recently, discussions about microservice architecture referred only to backend applications. Obsolete, disliked and criticized monolith by many, was pushed towards presentation’s layer. At certain moment people started to think – […]
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Azure Functions 2.0 – real world use case for serverless architecture

Azure Functions 2.0 – real world use case for serverless architecture

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At the end of September, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Functions 2.0. When we read Eduardo Laureano blog post, we were very excited about improvements and new features. Eduardo wrote: Azure Functions 2.0 is production ready and capable of handling your most demanding workloads, backed by our 99.95 percent SLA. In ASC LAB, […]
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From monolith to microservices – to migrate or not to migrate?

From monolith to microservices – to migrate or not to migrate?

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Microservices is architectural style focused on the speed of software development defined as the number of functionalities created within a time unit or as duration of the whole delivery process – from concept to deployment (time to market). The current high changeability of business environment fosters increasing popularity of the microservice approach, which forces companies […]
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Azure Functions and Java – in a zone far far away from comfort

Azure Functions and Java – in a zone far far away from comfort

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Why Azure? Microsoft has recently become number one cloud provider in the world (results of 2017) and many enterprises move from on premise to Azure cloud. Altkom Software & Consulting has also chosen Azure for its internal infrastructure.   Why Java? Java continues to be the most successful programming language and runtime environment in the […]
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“Innovative approach to bancassurance – vision of tomorrow”

“Innovative approach to bancassurance – vision of tomorrow”

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How insurance companies can become innovative ‘Innovation’ is a term very fashionable and misunderstood nowadays. Insurers seeing this trend often establish “Innovation Departments”. It is always amusing noting how companies institute a director responsible for innovations. Yet this approach is not effective. If you want to be innovative you should stop doing innovation. Much better […]
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