George Kosmidis

Microsoft MVP | Speaks of Azure, AI & .NET | Founder of Munich .NET
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Durable Functions: Starting with Serverless Stateful Orchestrations in Azure

Durable Functions: Starting with Serverless Stateful Orchestrations in Azure

Durable Functions is an extension of Azure Functions that enables you to write stateful functions in a serverless computing environment. This extension allows for the creation of complex orchestration workflows where functions can call other functions, wait for those functions to finish, and resume where they left off without maintaining state externally. Durable Functions simplifies the process of writing stateful applications in a stateless environment.

Published 1 year ago
The Great Software Engineering Crisis of 2023

The Great Software Engineering Crisis of 2023

The tech industry is facing a significant turning point in 2022 and 2023 that caused widespread concerns and uncertainty about the future of software engineering jobs. Tens of thousands of employees were impacted as the industry experienced unprecedented layoffs. Amid this tumultuous time in the tech industry, Slalom stands out as a company that has taken a different approach to its employees.

Published 1 year and 1 month ago
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A Guide to Common Azure Services

In this article, we'll do a short overview of some of the most widely used Azure Services. In a bullet format, you'll quickly learn about their ideal use cases, which services complement them best, and where to avoid using them. Additionally, we'll note on important aspects such as backups, scalability, availability, and monitoring to help you make informed decisions when using these services. This article will be updated in the long run with new services, as demand and time allows.

Published 1 year and 1 month ago
Azure Architecture Icons - SVGs, PNGs and draw.io libraries
The Dark Side of AI: How it Could Threaten the Future of Freely Available, Publicly Available Data

The Dark Side of AI: How it Could Threaten the Future of Freely Available, Publicly Available Data

AI has the potential to negatively impact freely available, publicly available data such as blog posts, code samples, and open source projects. One reason for this is that it can make it easier for people to access this information without having to visit the original source.

Published 1 year and 2 months ago
Azure Scale Set vs Azure Availability Set

Azure Scale Set vs Azure Availability Set

In this blog post, we will be comparing two important features in Azure: Scale Sets and Availability Sets. Both of these features are designed to help you manage and scale your applications, but they work in different ways and are suitable for different use cases. Understanding the differences between these two features is important if you are planning to use Azure to host your applications.

Published 1 year and 2 months ago
Create an Azure Function App for dotnet out-of-proc

Create an Azure Function App for dotnet out-of-proc

Did you know? In-process C# class library Azure Functions will not be supported from .NET 7.0 on! And although you should always target LTS and that gives you almost two years to adapt, the hard stop could require quite a massive rewrite!

Published 2 years ago
Secrets management for ASP.NET Core and Azure DevOps

Secrets management for ASP.NET Core and Azure DevOps

In this post we will discover how to handle appsettings.json secrets (like API keys, passwords etc.) in a .NET app and eventually how to deploy a protected app and let Azure DevOps handle the secret replacement.

Modified 2 years and 1 month ago