There is a zone, that I decided to name the “Magic Zone”, that makes IT Architecture so unique and interesting. Until very recently, I was not conscious of its existence. …


In this tutorial we are going to discuss how to properly manage secrets in Azure App Service using Terraform.

Application Settings in Azure App Service

If you are familiar with Azure App Service, you surely know that a common pattern to store secrets is to use Application Settings.


Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Azure Blockchain Service will be retired September 10, 2021. Not much explanation was provided and, like me, you probably wonder why this service is shutdown. Here are 5 possible explanations.

1. Your business does not need it

Not all businesses need to have an internal blockchain to run and earn money…


AWS App Runner has just been announced a couple of days ago as I’m writing this article. Let’s try to analyze what is good and what could be improved.

Announcement of AWS App Runner: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/introducing-aws-app-runner/

If you are not familiar with AWS App Runner, I strongly recommend you to watch…


If you are running Tomcat on Docker and want to control the allocated memory (Java Heap Size) then this article is for you.

Some basic knowledge first

Docker support

Starting in Java 10 (this behavior was back ported to Java 8u191), the “UseContainerSupport” option is by default set to true and will help Tomcat (Java) to…


Here is a basic tutorial to perform an HTTP redirect (Status code 301 or 302) using Azure Functions Proxies.

I was looking tonight for a basic, and serverless way, to perform a super simple http redirection that would redirect mydomain.com to www.mydomain.com. Pretty simple ! …


Listing the top 10 reasons why you should use an API Management solution

It might be obvious for some of us, but you may have to convince certain people in your organization that having an API Management solution makes sense.

We started our API Management journey in 2015, and at that time we had to explain many things about API. 6 years later…


If you are in love with with Loki and Azure, this article is for you. It will take you through a basic deployment of Loki on Azure App Service.

Why Azure App Service

Let’s be pragmatic and straight forward, Azure App Service has many advantages. Here is my short list of preferred features:

  • Fully…

I’ll take you through a simple setup to add basic authentication to Loki using a Nginx reverse proxy.

In a previous article, I was writing about adding basic authentication to any application using Nginx. We are now going to apply this specifically to Loki.

Loki

Grafana Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available…

Laurent Bel

Leading the IT Architecture & Innovation team at Pernod Ricard. Interested in IT technology in general.

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