Before I dive into how to use Cosmos DB in a cost effective manner let me take a short detour! Many people new to cloud technology have an expectation around both the elasticity of the services provided as well as the pricing points they are offered at. As an industry we have highlighted cost savings … Continue reading Cost Effective Azure Cosmos DB
I've been working a lot with Python over the last few months and one piece of work I've spent quite a lot of time on is interfacing Python solutions with Cosmos DB. Microsoft has shipped a great Cosmos DB Python SDK that provides almost all a developer could need to work with Cosmos DB. In … Continue reading Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python
I had great fun yesterday presenting at the Sydney Serverless Meetup on the currently in-preview support for Java on Azure Functions. Rather than throw the slides up somewhere online I thought I'd write a blog that covers the content with the added bonus of giving you the option to dig into items in more detail. … Continue reading Azure Functions for Java developers
If you are getting started working with Azure you might come across a few key terms that it's important to have a good understanding of. In this post I'm going to cover what I think are four of the key ones. Tenant A Tenant, as it relates to Azure, refers to a single instance of … Continue reading Understanding Tenants, Subscriptions, Regions and Geographies in Azure
Microsoft has always been a company by, of, and for developers, and the renewed Microsoft commitment to meet the Australian developer community wherever they are continued this past weekend when we were at DDD Sydney. DDD Sydney, like Perth before it, didn't disappoint in its slick organisation and community-selected content. The unique spice to the … Continue reading DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!
This past weekend I was in Perth to attend DDD Perth as part of Microsoft's sponsorship and thought I'd write up my experience. For those of you unfamiliar with DDD (Developer! Developer! Developer!), it is a community-organised event that started in the United Kingdom in 2005 and has run in various cities in Australia over … Continue reading DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community
The first IT job I had was training mature age students at college how to use PCs. While I was doing this I also wrote and delivered a course on how to build sites for the (new at the time) World Wide Web. My work on the WWW course got me noticed by a business in … Continue reading Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure