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Integration Session from BizTalk Summit

The video from the session I did with Oliver Davy at the London BizTalk Summit is now available online.  In this video we talked about why integration is important to the university of northumbria and how we saw the evolution of their integration platform. Finally we showed a demo from…

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Azure API Management + Azure Service Bus + Minecraft

Ok three things I bet you never thought you would hear together, Azure API Management, Azure Service Bus and Minecraft.  Ill give you a minute to get over the WTF which im sure is going through your head about now but let’s see how we can use Microsoft Azure to…

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Whats in your integration platform?

I really enjoyed Kent Weare’s presentation at Integrate this week which will be about some thoughts on helping companies with the decision around choosing the right technologies to make up their integration platform.  To accompany the talk there is a whitepaper which Steef-Jan Wiggers and I were asked by Kent to help…

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Part 4 – API Gateway in the Cloud

As I mentioned earlier in the series of articles there were a couple of projects where we implemented the API Gateway pattern which I wanted to discuss.  The 2nd project was a one where we also used Azure Service Bus and that introduced what I thought were some interesting new…

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Part 3 – API Gateway that worked then went wrong

In this article I want to talk about a real world example of a project which involved an API Gateway component and how even after some initial success the project deviated from the vision and where the architecture ended up and some of the problems associated with that. The original…

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Part 2 – Services Platform Background

Rather than just be a theoretical discussion about API Gateway, I want to bring in some real world stuff here.  I thought the best way to do this is to go through a couple of implementations but before I do that I need to lay out some background information and…

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Part 1 – API Gateway Discussion

This article really came about from the twitter conversation on the below link: @wearsy @DanRosanova @michael_stephen @MicroSvcArch and in case there was any doubt, so would I! — Martin Abbott (@martinabbott) November 13, 2014 [https://twitter.com/martinabbott/status/532693203216920576] To elaborate on my original comment, what I was trying to say but requires more…

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