Multitenancy in Cosmos DB

By | October 9, 2017

Storing data in multitenant environments always required some consideration. With Cosmos DB we have 2 options that are really worthy of our attention so let’s weight some pros and cons.

You have 7 evenings in a week. Use them well.

By | June 28, 2017

On Saturday week and a half, I’ve been on finals gala of Get Noticed contest. Unlike last year I won’t write a summary about the event itself. Instead, I’ll share one really simple thing with you. On gala, I’ve been rewarded with special prizes by two sponsoring companies – Microsoft and Objectivity. Awards were really neat… Read More »

Get Noticed 2017 – I’m in the finals!

By | June 8, 2017

For the last 3 months I’ve been participating in Get Noticed contest, just like a year ago. I’ve persevered to end of the contest just like almost 200 people out of almost 1000 that started it. In the last week we as contestants was supposed to vote for other projects to choose 25 finalists from… Read More »

PaaS databases available on Azure

By | May 28, 2017

Working with Azure means you can use on of databases it provides in PaaS model. If you use them you don’t have to install and configure i.e. SQL Server on some kind of (virtual or not) machine. Databases in PaaS model have a lot of other virtues but let’s not go there in this post,… Read More »

Akka.NET #5: Persisting actors state – events

By | May 11, 2017

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts about Akka.NET, everything that actor knows is stored in memory. While we can skip any database or IO related bottlenecks because things in memory are generally speaking very fast, we must remember that memory is not a place where you can store your data for an extended period of time… Read More »

Microsoft Flow – Introduction

By | May 4, 2017

Microsoft Flow is a service I’ve been working with for some time and poking it to discover some of its possibilities. Basically, it’s service that allows to create and manage workflows from ready to use blocks representing triggers and actions.

LookUp class in C# – have you ever tried it?

By | April 25, 2017

How many times have you stored something in key/value collection? Most probably it was Dictionary or some kind of implementation of IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>>. More than a few times I wanted to store more than one value under single key, most common solution for this situation is Dictionary with collection of some kind as value type,… Read More »

Akka.NET #4: Connecting Actor Model with endpoints

By | April 17, 2017

As you’ve probably seen in previous posts about Akka.NET, actor model is no rocket science and is really easy and fun to start with. However entire actor model may seem like closed and hermetic ecosystem, today I’ll show you how to poke actors in way that’ll make them poke back.

Me 2.0 – March Summary

By | April 5, 2017

First of three months in Get Noticed contest just passed. Some code were written, and some posts have been too. Let’s wrap this month up quickly and see what I’ve got for the foreseeable future.

Azure SQL 101 – Dynamic Data Masking

By | March 27, 2017

Along with Get Noticed contest I’m a bit preoccupied with other activities. One of them is preparing to take 70-473 Exam (cloud and data related stuff). Since I’m reading and using cert related stuff I could as well write about it – I’ll probably remember everything I’ll write about for rest of my life (writing about… Read More »