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Debugging Java Dapr-enabled Apps in GitHub Codespaces

To simplify the development and debugging of complex Java Dapr-enabled microservices we recommend leveraging Docker Compose to define all services including the Java Apps, each with its own Dapr sidecar, plus infrastructure/dependent services all these running in individual containers. Using a VS Code devcontainer with Docker-in-Docker support, enabling Java extensions, and installing Maven and OpenJDK. Creating a new GitHub Codespaces instance and finally employing VS Code to attach to a remote Java process for debugging purposes.

Multi-Cluster Application Deployments to Kubernetes at Scale at Edge

An innovative solution has been developed to address challenges in deploying applications in distributed environments with multiple clusters. These challenges encompass scenarios like edge deployments across regions and distributing components across numerous co-located clusters. While Kubernetes is commonly used for orchestrating deployments through YAML descriptors, GitOps tools such as Flux, ArgoCD, and Jenkins X automate deployment management. However, as cluster numbers increase, issues arise regarding organization, configuration, and scalability. To tackle these challenges, a Control Plane-based deployment application has been created. It functions using a logical data model stored in an inventory database.

Enabling COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Across the United States on Azure

During pandemics, the ability to let people know if they have been exposed to a contagious disease is essential for public health practitioners. This is known as contact tracing and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. In this post, I describe the journey of our Microsoft team to deploy an exposure notification server on Azure.

Preventing Rhino Poaching With Microsoft Azure

In the last eight years, poaching in Africa has been happening at an alarming rate. Currently, the continent loses three rhinos a day. As part of our team’s mission to find new ways that technology can positively impact our world, we’ve been collaborating with the Combating Wildlife Crime team Peace Parks Foundation (PPF), in partnership with

How to Build A K8S Http API For Helm, and Serve Micro-services Using A Single IP

The Commercial Software Engineering team (CSE) partnered with Axonize to automate the process of deploying apps to Kubernetes, and expose these apps to the internet via a single IP. This post is about enabling applications in your Kubernetes cluster to programmatically install helm charts and expose them through a single public facing IP.

Infrastructure as Code – On demand GPU clusters with Terraform & Jenkins

Developing robust algorithms for self-driving cars requires sourcing event data from over 10 billion hours of recorded driving time. CSE worked with Cognata, a startup developing simulation platforms for autonomous vehicles, to build a Jenkins pipeline and Terraform solution that enabled our partner to dynamically scale GPU resources for their simulations.