Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

This is a post I've been working on for a while and comes off the back of a talk I did at the online meetup for Sydney Serverless in April 2020. Over the last few years I've spent a lot of time focused on the serverless space having built one of the first Azure Functions … Continue reading Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

Using Azure services to deal with spam bots on Meetup

If you've been a meetup user or admin for the last couple of years then no doubt bots posting dodgy content on your Group's discussion boards (and the resulting notifications) have become the bane of your life. These bots join meetups and then start posting comments in either the group or individual events which are … Continue reading Using Azure services to deal with spam bots on Meetup

Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Updated for General Availability (August 2019) As promised I've updated this post to show you how to achieve builds and releases now Azure Functions Python support is Generally Available (GA). Build and package You now have the choice to package Python Azure Functions using a pre-built template in Azure DevOps. Once you select this you … Continue reading Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Azure Functions: Build an ecommerce processor using Braintree’s API

In this blog I am continuing with my series covering useful scenarios for using Azure Functions - today I'm going to cover how you can process payments by using Functions with Braintree's payment gateway services. I'm not going to go into the details of setting up and configuring your Braintree account, but what I will … Continue reading Azure Functions: Build an ecommerce processor using Braintree’s API