Stateless and stateful systems comparison

Introduction Stateless and stateful systems are two distinct approaches in information technology which handle and manage data and transactions differently. This article explores the differences between these two concepts and provide examples of stateless and stateful technologies in both software development and infrastructure systems. Stateless Systems In a stateless system, the server or application does … Read more

Python programming for beginners course outline

Python programming for beginners course outline This article provides a Python programming for beginners course outline. Python is a super flexible and dynamically evolving imperative language which provides libraries and solutions for all modern software development scenarios, including cloud computing services, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This comprehensive course covers the basics of Python programming, … Read more

Microsoft Build event on May 23-25 2023

Microsoft Build is one of the most prominent and promising Microsoft events, with numerous technical and business sessions revolving primarily around cloud computing, artificial intelligence and new trends in software development and devops. The Microsoft Build 2023 event is being held in Seattle, Washington, USA. This article presents an overview of the Microsoft Build event … Read more

Azure infrastructure and application testing

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Introduction to quality assurance Quality assurance (QA) is an umbrella term which encompasses all application software and infrastructure quality tests which are performed to verify software application and infrastructure functional and non-functional attributes, including performance, scalability, availability and security. Azure infrastructure and application testing is a major part of quality assurance. This article includes a … Read more

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement

Cloudstack

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement was recently made. Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0 is a 4.17 LTS release with 383 new features, improvements and bug fixes since 4.16, including 16 major new features. Some of the most important features are the following. Shapeblue offer a free Cloudstack 4.17 LTS walktrough, … Read more

Software toolkit for cloud engineers

software toolkit for cloud engineers

Introduction If you are a Cloud engineer or possess a similar technical Cloud related role, you need to ensure that you can automate your daily tasks and better manage your workload. This post serves as a compilation of a software toolkit which I regard to include the most frequently used and most useful software applications … Read more

Powershell Crescendo general availability release

Powershell

Powershell Crescendo general availability release On March 10th Microsoft announced the General Availability (GA) release of PowerShell Crescendo, a platform-independent framework to rapidly develop PowerShell cmdlets for common command line tools. The release is available for download in PowerShell Gallery. PowerShell Crescendo overview The Crescendo framework allows developers to build PowerShell cmdlets which make use … Read more

Comparison of Microsoft Power BI service plans

powerBI

Introduction Power BI is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that lets anyone connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides AI-infused automated insights, embedded and interactive reports, and delivers compelling visualizations that bring data big … Read more

Cloud migration options for software applications

Azure app migration options

This post discusses Cloud migration options for software applications. The post is also available in my podcast. You should combine the review of this article with the following related articles: Introduction It is a common theme in various Cloud migration projects to migrate a number of on-premise apps to a public or hybrid cloud infrastructure. … Read more

Powershell packages, repositories and GUI apps

This article discusses Powershell packages, repositories and GUI apps. A common question which comes up around Microsoft Powershell is how to make use of the Powershell artifacts, including the following: Powershell packages In order to manage Powershell packages, the following Microsoft Powershell resource can be used as reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/packagemanagement/?view=powershell-6. The two cmdlets to run initially are … Read more