Azure Active Directory Login with React, with C# or Java Backend

Keeping things secure is the important part of any application. As entire internet going to cloud, Azure Active Directory (AD) is one of the best possible among one of two popular options. It helps manage who can use your app and what they can do. Let's see how to set up Azure AD for a C# and Java Spring Boot backend, and a React frontend to make sure only the right people get in. First, go to the Azure portal and make a new Azure AD tenant if you don't have one yet. Then, register your app in Azure AD.…

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On Azure Functions and Serverless

There's no shortage of tools and technologies to make developers' lives easier In the world of cloud computing, and one such offering comes from Microsoft which is Azure Functions. Here, we'll unravel the magic behind Azure Functions and explore why it's becoming a favourite for certain architectures. At its core, Azure Functions is a serverless compute service. "Serverless" might sound misleading, as there definitely are servers involved; however, the idea is that the responsibility of server management, scaling, and infrastructure concerns are taken away from the developer. This allows us to focus on writing and deploying our code. Azure Functions…

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Architectural Design Patterns 4 – Event-Driven Architecture

Event-Driven Architecture is currently enjoying a lot of attention from businesses around the world due to the enhanced capabilities offered by cloud-based systems. Imagine a digital ecosystem like a busy marketplace. In this environment, various systems act as vendors declaring their services and updates. Rather than each customer (or system) having to visit every vendor to check for new items, they simply wait and respond whenever a vendor announces a product they're interested in. That's precisely how Event-Driven Architecture operates. Systems no longer continuously scan for updates or changes; they react upon the occurrence of a significant event. For instance,…

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Azure Blob Storage and C# Integration

Azure Blob Storage is one of Microsoft Azure's storage solutions. Think of it as a massive cupboard in the cloud where you can keep a lot of stuff, from pictures and videos to logs and backups. In this article, we'll explore what Azure Blob Storage is, when you might want to use it, and how to play with it using C#. Azure Blob Storage is a place in the Azure cloud where you can save large amounts of unstructured data, which means it doesn't have a specific format or structure. It's like having a big box where you can throw…

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