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Run Python Web Apps on Azure

By |2019-06-05T15:36:05+02:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Modern apps|

Your Python flask web application now works on your machine. Your company has a cloud-first policy, so your next step would be to publish your app on the cloud. With Python apps, you first package your app on a docker container image, push it up to a container registry and then run on any of the [...]

Run node.js apps on Azure

By |2019-01-15T10:08:48+02:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Modern apps|

I'm often asked if node.js applications can be deployed and run on Azure. Short answer: Yes, you can. If you hadn't already noticed: Azure isn't for Microsoft fanboys only. You can use Java, Javascript (node.js), PHP, Python and even C# to write your apps. Services include all the popular open source tools like maria/mysql, postgreSQL, redis, [...]

Azure ARM Templates, an Education Use Case

By |2017-08-15T11:17:55+02:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Modern apps|Tags: |

Azure ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates describe complex computing environments as plain, human readable and editable code. In education, ARM templates can be used to instantly deploy a preconfigured learning environment for the students,  which is discarded after the course completed. This on-demand solution minimizes both the cost and effort for Education IT, and the environment [...]

Where Consortium Blockchains Fit?

By |2018-07-30T10:55:42+02:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Modern apps|

Should I use consortium blockchain, or should I consider another approach for my business case? This short post helps you to make the right decisions. It's all about bringing in trust. Consortium blockchain idea is to bring trust between parties that by nature don't trust each other. Blockchain implementation aims to solve this lack of trust [...]