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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Containerizing a .NET Application with Docker – Step by Step Guide

Docker is a powerful tool that allows developers to package applications into containers. These containers can run on any system that has Docker installed, making it easier to deploy and run applications consistently across different environments. Containers are like lightweight, portable packages for your application, including everything it needs to run: code, runtime, libraries, and settings. I assume that you have already know what Docker is and also you have .NET and Docker installed on your machine. Don't worry, just download and then next + next. For more details and official documentation, you can visit Docker's official website and for…

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Remote Caching in Scaled-Out Cloud Applications: A Case Study with Redis, C# and Python

A few weeks ago, we were discussing a problem with my team mates and a colleague raised a question about a very basic distributed remote caching problem which was about an application scaled out across multiple instances, managing how data is cached can become a significant challenge. Let me take the shortcut and directly jump into the problem. Consider a scenario where you have multiple instances doing the same job and you need to cache the result of a function which takes about 30 seconds. This function's result needs to be cached to avoid redundant executions across different instances. The…

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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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