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We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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Aaron Newton

Aaron Newton
Aaron works as a Senior Manager in the Deloitte Cloud Platform Engineering team. He enjoys indoor bouldering and elegant coding solutions.
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Part 3: Azure Functions on Kubernetes - have your cake and eat it too

Posted by Aaron Newton on 22 June 2021

Azure Functions, Cloud Strategy, Microservices, Serverless, kubernetes, serverless hosting


If you’ve read the first two posts in this series, welcome back. So far in our story, our heroes – microservices and serverless functions – save us from a monolithic meltdown. Go have a read if you’d like to laugh, cringe, and learn from my adventures.

This final post covers a different project. We had...

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Part 2: Command your kitchen with queues and serverless functions

Posted by Aaron Newton on 11 May 2021

Azure Functions, Microservices, Service Bus, Serverless, humour


If you’ve read part one of this series, welcome back. If you didn’t, it was an action-packed exposé on start-up life and the ways in which microservices will decrease your stress and your snack budget. Pour your beverage of choice and go read it.

In chapter two - the project hits the big-time. Serverless 

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Part 1: How to reduce your doughnut budget with microservices

Posted by Aaron Newton on 28 April 2021

Azure Functions, Microservices, Microsoft Azure, performance, humour


In the early days of my career, monolithic APIs were common. SOAP and XML were still popular - REST and JSON were the new kids on the block.

I worked in a development team that had inherited a monolithic API. A bad deployment left multiple key systems inoperable, and our support lines were inundated to...

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