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Using ELK In .NET Applications

This article is part of a series of articles about modern tooling and techniques for building distributed systems in DotNet. In our first article, we saw how easy it was to set up a full ELK stack by leveraging pre-built containers. If you don’t already have your ELK server online and configured, please follow the tutorial in Containers For .NET ...

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Why I Move (Back) to Open Source for Messaging, Integration and Stream Processing

After three great years at TIBCO Software, I move back to open source and join Confluent, a company focusing on the open source project Apache Kafka to build mission-critical, scalable infrastructures for messaging, integration and streaming analytics. Confluent is a Silicon Valley startup, still in the beginning of its journey, with a 700% growing business in 2016, and is expected ...

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A Matter Of Perception And Concept

A Personal Experience Last weekend was a hectic one. I had many things planned for both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, everything went according to plan. Sunday not so much. After arriving, on time, for my hair appointment, I was sat down (with my glass of water and 3 Lindt chocolates) to discuss the details with my designated stylist. Soon we ...

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The Hardest Part of Microservices: Calling Your Services

You’re probably saying “Wait. You already wrote a blog telling me the hardest part of microservices was my data. So what is the hardest part? That? or Calling your services?” There are lots of hard parts of microservices, actually. The blogosphere/conferencesphere/vendorspehere tends to romanticize microservices but from the technology perspective, we’re building distributed systems. And distributed systems are hard. I ...

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Visual Analytics + Open Source Deep Learning Frameworks

Deep Learning gets more and more traction. It basically focuses on one section of Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Networks. This article explains why Deep Learning is a game changer in analytics, when to use it, and how Visual Analytics allows business analysts to leverage the analytic models built by a (citizen) data scientist. What is Deep Learning and Artificial Neural ...

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Agile Cloud-to-Cloud Integration with iPaaS, API Management and Blockchain

Cloud-to-Cloud integration is part of a hybrid integration architecture. It enables to implement quick and agile integration scenarios without the burden of setting up complex VM- or container-based infrastructures. One key use case for cloud-to-cloud integration is innovation using a fail-fast methodology where you realize new ideas quickly. You typically think in days or weeks, not in months. If an ...

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Creating A Custom Amazon Alexa Skill

With the explosion of internet of things (IoT), many companies are competing to create the best smart home ecosystem for consumers. Such big players include Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Insteon, Wink, Phillips, etc. Each offers a unique experience and claims to be the best in the business. In this blog we will discuss the Amazon Echo and its Alexa application. We will go ...

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What does a CTO do?

The last few years have been good to me, I’ve enjoyed giving advice to teams and companies and helping people get started with better ways of working, ways of working which usually go by the name of “agile” but the name is the least important thing. But… I’ve been questioning if I want to keep doing this. Like most of ...

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