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Independent Contractor at Self Employed·

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Dean Lofts
Dean Lofts
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January 26th 2020 at 12:30PM

Writing and publishing articles is pretty much technology agnostic now with the right configuration. I'm looking at setting up a pipeline that will publish to every platform I like from markdown that I write on whatever device I feel like writing on. It is still fun to play around with different platforms though, I can't deny that :).

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Full-Stack Web Developer at STHCoders·
Needs advice
on
HerokuHeroku
and
Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure
at

We are preparing to deploy a MERN-stack application (PWA) for a client. The app will be a public-facing real estate platform for listing, buying, and selling homes. While presenting a user experience much like a website, it retains the scalability and functionality of a web application.

I am weighing the pros and cons of using Microsoft Azure over Heroku, especially now that Heroku no longer supports mLAB for connecting Mongo databases. See more Suggestions and feedback always welcome.

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Founder, CEO at Watt Analytics GmbH·
Recommends
DigitalOcean

Meanwhile I migrated away from Azure and Heroku to DigitalOcean. Reasons are high cost of both compared to DigitalOcean, cumbersome usability on Azure and limited stack flexibilty on Heroku. 4 month after the move we are still happy with the decision.

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Michael R.
Michael R.
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September 17th 2020 at 7:17AM

Fair enough. I will give Digital Ocean some continued consideration as well. Thank you for the advice!

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Even if the integration is no longer available on Heroku, you can still startup a MongoDB hosted database and deploy it on one of the regions that Heroku uses for good latency (e.g. AWS Oregon for North America) https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2y2xbpoy95b09l/Pasted_Image_9_14_20__11_55_PM.png?dl=0

I really like how simple the Heroku interface is, how reliant their services are, and in general how great their CLI tools work.

The Azure control panel has grown to a point where it's very convoluted, and in general it's a bit more expensive than the rest. They also stopped their entrepreneur incentive program (Spark?) so there's little incentive to start something new on it.

Depending on what I'm building I usually go for: a) Vercel + Serverless functions if it's a React SPA b) Heroku, for NodeJS/Express + Postgress + Any FE framework you like c) DigitalOcean if I need full control of the server

That said... if latency is REALLY important then go with Azure. If you have tradeoffs, go for the ones that make your customer's experience better, even if you're annoyed at Azure's interface, or have to pay a few extra bucks

Hope that helps

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Michael R.
Michael R.
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September 17th 2020 at 7:19AM

This is definitely useful information to be aware of. Thank you for your input. Right now we are leaning toward Heroku but these recommendations for Digital Ocean are also something to consider. Thank you for your advice, I appreciate it!

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DevOps Engineer at CoRover Private Limited·
Needs advice
on
LinodeLinode
and
Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

What is the data transfer out cost (Bandwidth cost) on Linode compared to Microsoft Azure?

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Need advice on what platform, systems and tools to use.

Evaluating whether to start a new digital business for which we will need to build a website that handles all traffic. Website only right now. May add smartphone apps later. No desktop app will ever be added. Website to serve various countries and languages. B2B and B2C type customers. Need to handle heavy traffic, be low cost, and scale well.

We are open to either build it on AWS or on Microsoft Azure.

Apologies if I'm leaving out some info. My first post. :) Thanks in advance!

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Founder at Odix·

I recommend this : -Spring reactive for back end : the fact it's reactive (async) it consumes half of the resources that a sync platform needs (so less CPU -> less money). -Angular : Web Front end ; it's gives you the possibility to use PWA which is a cheap replacement for a mobile app (but more less popular). -Docker images. -Kubernetes to orchestrate all the containers. -I Use Jenkins / blueocean, ansible for my CI/CD (with Github of course) -AWS of course : u can run a K8S cluster there, make it multi AZ (availability zones) to be highly available, use a load balancer and an auto scaler and ur good to go. -You can store data by taking any managed DB or u can deploy ur own (cheap but risky).

You pay less money, but u need some technical 2 - 3 guys to make that done.

Good luck

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My advice will be Front end: React Backend: Language: Java, Kotlin. Database: SQL: Postgres, MySQL, Aurora NOSQL: Mongo db. Caching: Redis. Public : Spring Webflux for async public facing operation. Admin api: Spring boot, Hibrernate, Rest API. Build Container image. Kuberenetes: AWS EKS, AWS ECS, Google GKE. Use Jenkins for CI/CD pipeline. Buddy works is good for AWS. Static content: Host on AWS S3 bucket, Use Cloudfront or Cloudflare as CDN.

Serverless Solution: Api gateway Lambda, Serveless Aurora (SQL). AWS S3 bucket.

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Hello Everyone, My motive is to build an MLOps pipeline that is 100% independent from Cloud services like AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. I have a project for a client in a production factory and would like to build a Camera based Object Tracking ML service for them. I want to build this pipeline in my own server or (on-premise computer). I am really confused about what stacks I should use. I keep ending up with a Cloud component based solution. It would be great to get some advice on what are the components that I can use and preferably open source.

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Needs advice
on
FirebaseFirebaseMongoDBMongoDB
and
MySQLMySQL

Hey everyone, My users love Microsoft Excel, and so do I. I've been making tools for them in the form of workbooks for years, these tools usually have databases included in the spreadsheets or communicate to free APIs around the web, but now I want to distribute these tools in the form of Excel Add-ins for several reasons.

I want these Add-ins to communicate to a personal server to authorize users, read from my databases, and write to them while they're using their Excel environment. I have never built a website, so what would be a good solution for this, considering I'm new to all of these technologies? I know about the existence of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Google Sheets, but I don't know how to feel about those.

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Snowflake

Snowflake is a NoSQL database in the cloud, which also accepts SQL calls. Users can obtain an ODBC driver for SnowFlake, which would allow your Excel apps to write/read from the backend, locally.

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woodcockjosh
woodcockjosh
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August 26th 2021 at 1:45PM

snowflake is very slow compared to other databases IMO

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Hello People, I want suggestions about monitoring and alert tools to use with .NET application which will be hosted on Microsoft Azure. I have Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, Grafana, and Pramathous in my consideration. What would you suggest among these tools? If you have any other suggestions, please share the ideas. Thank you.

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Needs advice
on
AppDynamicsAppDynamics
and
DatadogDatadog

We are evaluating an APM tool and would like to select between AppDynamics or Datadog. Our applications are largely hosted on Microsoft Azure but we would keep the option to move to AWS or Google Cloud Platform in the future.

In addition to core Azure services, we will be hosting other components - including MongoDB, Keycloak, PagerDuty, etc. Our applications are largely C# and React-based using frontend for Backend patterns and Azure API gateway. In addition, there are close to 50+ external services integrated using both REST and SOAP.

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