Azure Application Insights CI/CD Enrichment

As part of getting the API “match fit” prior to deployment I explored the various options for logging, auditing and telemetry to provide feedback in relation to production diagnosis and application usage (API focus here). This is part 1 which covers the enrichment of the deployment pipelines using the Azure Application Insights. read more

Azure API Management Template Parameters Used In The UriTemplate Must Be Defined In The Operation, And Vice-Versa

On updating Azure API Management with a new OpenAPI definition file I received the following error: “Azure API Management Template Parameters Used In The UriTemplate Must Be Defined In The Operation, And Vice-Versa”. A fair bit of head-scratching ensued, due to the error message not giving too much away, (which Operation? I’ve 100s of them!) and also being a bit flippant (“vice-versa” <– sass!). Also, I always check that my OpenAPI document conforms and plays nicely with the online Swagger editor. So what gives? read more

Azure API Management – Caching

Overview

Carried out a discovery phase recently to look at Azure API Management and the key features gained by layering Azure’s API Manager (APIM) as a proxy/facade layer between your backend APIs. One of the elements of APIM that rather appealed to me was the “out of the box” caching. read more

Azure .Net Core App Service fails to start

Was playing with a POC app recently. I pushed out a web deploy to an Azure App Service. Everything built and deployed without issue. The app fired up and nothing just the vanilla error message returned. I checked the site logs via Kudu and nothing jumped out. Tried another deploy and no dice. So where do we go from here? read more

Azure App Service Deployment Slots