Azure Continuous Integration

Joe Sciara .NET, Azure, Cloud, DevOps Leave a Comment

In this post, we will set up continuous deployment using Azure’s Deployment Center. Continuous Deployment is used to shorten the release cycle and quickly get code pushed to its target environment. This is especially useful when code is completed in small increments. Automated testing should be used as part of this process to produce stable code. This blog will focus on the continuous deployment.

Genomic Analysis on Microsoft Azure

Genomic Analysis at Scale with Microsoft Azure

Zach Gardner Azure, Cloud, Programming Leave a Comment

When it comes to the science of genomics, Amazon’s AWS is by far the platform of choice for most organizations. But, just like in the musical Hamilton, Microsoft Azure is “young, scrappy, and hungry.”

It is driven to provide the tools and managed services that are needed to run genomics at scale, with HPC (high-performance computing) and storage being among the hardest facets of the field to get right.

This blog post will first briefly explain genomics. Then, we’ll dive into what Azure has to offer in this field.

Xamarin.Forms App Push Notifications with Azure Notification Hubs

Rukesh Shrestha .NET, Azure, Cloud, Mobile, Tutorial, Xamarin 2 Comments

Push notifications are a vital feature for today’s enterprise mobile applications. Why are they so important? They allow the business to communicate with its users without requiring the application to be in an open state.

Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create user interfaces in XAML with code behind it in C#, which then renders as native controls on iOS and Android platforms.

In this blog, we go through a step-by-step tutorial for setting up and configuring push notifications on Xamarin.Forms applications using Azure Notification Hubs. Let’s dive right in.

Azure Severless: Functions and Logic Apps

Azure Serverless: Functions and Logic Apps

Dallas Monson Architecture, Azure, Cloud, Consulting, Development Technologies 1 Comment

This is a perfect opportunity for us to explore cloud serverless offerings as the ultimate contact-less development option. While COVID-19 continues to make face-to-face collaboration an impossibility, cloud-based applications and workloads provide a well-defined method for remote development and project deployment. Serverless offerings, like Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, take this to the next level while allowing us, as developers, to focus only on our application functionality and not the backing infrastructure or uptime of servers. These serverless solutions will be the focus of this blog.