AUTHOR: Claus Sørensen

Hi, I'm Claus! I am taking some time off from my life as an IT consultant in Norway to travel, work on exciting projects and build a business.

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Azure Service Fabric introduction - Part 4: Actors

Part 1 - Getting it running Part 2 - WebAPI-based stateless service Part 3 - Stateful services Part 4 - Actors Part 5 - Running a cluster in the cloud Part 6 - Continuous delivery using TeamCity In the previous chapter of this introduction we wrote a stateful service to keep track of our herd of sheep. Whenever a sheep reports its whereabouts the service will update a timestamp for the sheep, keeping track of when…

ServiceBus queue trigger service in Azure Service Fabric

One of the things I really like about Azure Web Jobs are the triggers. The concept of writing a small job that triggers every time a message arrives on a queue (for instance) is really powerful. I need the same sort of behavior for applications I am writing using Service Fabric. Fortunately that is easy to achieve. In this post I will show how to react to messages arriving on an Azure ServiceBus queue using a…

Upgrading Azure Service Fabric

I've been writing a series of blog posts on getting started with Service Fabric. But since I started writing, because of my slow pace, Service Fabric has moved on and is no longer in preview. That has left my original demo a bit outdated and I needed to go through an update before I can continue writing the series. This post is about the steps required to upgrade Service Fabric and a Service Fabric application from…

Azure Service Fabric introduction - Part 3: Stateful services

Part 1 - Getting it running Part 2 - WebAPI-based stateless service Part 3 - Stateful services Part 4 - Actors Part 5 - Running a cluster in the cloud Part 6 - Continuous delivery using TeamCity In part 2 we managed to get an API up and running allowing external clients to connect and communicate with the Sheepishly platform. Now it's time to implement those API methods and make our application do something. public class…

Hacking together a plush surveillance unicorn

Last week the first ever Arctic IoT Challenge (ArIoT) took place in Oslo. For three days, six teams competed in building robots, drones, smart home gadgets.. and plush unicorns with bad intentions. Introducing Team EvilCorp First of all, a big shout out to the other two thirds of the team, Hans Arne Vartdal and Asbjørn Sannes. A couple of months ago we were discussing what to build for ArIoT and we had the idea of taking…

Azure Service Fabric introduction - Part 2: WebAPI-based stateless service

Part 1 - Getting it running Part 2 - WebAPI-based stateless service Part 3 - Stateful services Part 4 - Actors Part 5 - Running a cluster in the cloud (coming) Part 6 - Continuous delivery using TeamCity (coming) - Now that we have our local cluster running we can get started working on our actual application. If you have read part 1, you know that we are setting out to build a cloud-based solution for…