You do not have to read all the excellent articles/books of Martin Fowler to understand that the whole CI/CD process is the core of proper software development. After working on many global projects I’ve implemented, many of those setups are the same. They all share a basic ‘hygiene’ in the…


Now everything is in place, it’s time to set up proper monitoring. Using monitoring we can for example visualize the load on the Gateway or send alerts to service management if something goes wrong.

Let’s continue with the most used Monitoring combination at the moment, Prometheus and Grafana. Prometheus gathers…


Now we’ve Kong running in Azure it’s time to focus on configuration. Working with configurations requires an understanding of the software itself. It requires an understanding of what a Gateway is and how it works.

An API gateway is an API management tool that sits between a client and a…


Since Sitecore JSS it is possible to completely decouple the frontend application and the backend services. Sitecore is only exposing the required API endpoints for the Layout-, Dictionary- and GraphQl services:
(Although this has always been possible using the Item service, personalization was not a part of this).

The Layoutservice…


During sprint development, there are some moments in time when one or more features will be merged and deployed to a test environment. When this version is released to the test environment, QA can start testing.

In some cases, it might happen that the feature, the developer is working on…


Infra pipeline

One of the most important elements and often forgotten part are Naming Conventions. Naming conventions are extremely important when setting up large-scale projects. But also small projects require correct naming conventions in order to grow.

Using correct naming conventions is something I’ve learned from my Cloud Engineer colleague. Starting a…

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I am working as a Software Architect/DevOps specialist for Valtech Netherlands.

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