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Hi there! My name is Martyn Coupland. I’m a Microsoft Azure and DevOps transformation specialist, Microsoft MVP, Certified Trainer, author and speaker based in England. It鈥檚 nice to meet you.

Introduction to API Architecture Types

Introduction to API Architecture Types

An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a set of protocols and tools for building software and applications. It specifies how software components should interact, allowing for communication between different systems, and enables the exchange of data between them. APIs provide a way for different software systems to interact with each other, allowing for integration and automation of specific tasks. In this post, we will be taking an introductory look at the different architecture types available to developers when designing their APIs....

1 February 2023 路 4 min 路 Martyn
The Great Cloud Repatriation of 2023

The Great Cloud Repatriation of 2023

You may be hearing a lot about cloud repatriation. In this post I am going to cover off some of this in more detail, why, what, how. It鈥檚 important to realise that cloud repatriation is real, lots of people are writing about it, lots of businesses are executing on it. What does it all mean? I鈥檓 going to look at this generically, rather than specific to a region. Introduction Cloud repatriation is the process of moving data, applications, and other workloads from a public cloud back to an organization鈥檚 on-premises infrastructure or a private cloud....

10 January 2023 路 5 min 路 Martyn
Welcome to 2023

Welcome to 2023

Happy New Year! It鈥檚 that time of year again, the time when we all wonder when it鈥檚 socially acceptable to say Happy New Year to people we speak to. In all seriousness, I do hope that your 2022 finished in a positive way, or if 2022 was not a good year for you, then I hope 2023 bring you better times ahead. Last year, I fell behind on my blog badly, I hope to do better this year and have more time to blog about things happening in the community, as well as all things DevOps, cloud-native, and software engineering....

3 January 2023 路 4 min 路 Martyn
The Sun Sets on TechWeek Humber 2022

The Sun Sets on TechWeek Humber 2022

This week saw the return of Tech Week Humber for the fourth time. The week long festival of events connects enterprise and education in all areas of tech. I鈥檓 incredibly proud to be involved in this years event as it showcases my local city and region. I鈥檓 also involved as a member on the Board of Advisors. Tech Expo Oh I鈥檝e missed in-person conferences so much. Thankfully we are now getting back to normal when it comes to conferences, and with that comes the opporunity for networking with others....

11 November 2022 路 5 min 路 Martyn
Azure App Configuration Feature Targeting in Angular

Azure App Configuration Feature Targeting in Angular

Azure App Configuration has a great feature known as feature flags. This allows you to control aspects of your application using flag which determine if a feature is available or not. In this post we look at retrieving settings using an Angular service. Standard Features One of the most basic implementations is to have flags defined with a simple boolean true or false to determine the state of that feature....

25 March 2022 路 5 min 路 Martyn
Take Control of Costs with Azure Cost Management

Take Control of Costs with Azure Cost Management

Today, I was very pleased to present my session Take Control of Costs with Azure Cost Management which is part of the Azure Spring Clean series. If you missed the first showing of the session, you can watch it again over on my YouTube Channel. My thanks to Joe and Thomas for organising this great event, make sure you check out some of the other content from this week. Cost Management is an important aspect of cloud management and is still one of the top priorities that people talk to me about either as customers, or at user groups and conferences....

17 March 2022 路 7 min 路 Martyn

The Great IaC Conundrum

When it comes to Infrastructure as Code, today, you are presented with a number of options. What are the best way to interpret the options available, and when should you use one or the other? This post gives an honest of the options available. The options are endless, we are going to look at Bicep, ARM, Terraform, and Pulumi. Others are of course available, but this post features the main options when working with Microsoft Azure....

11 February 2022 路 9 min 路 Martyn

The Cloud Talking - E2 - Kenny Lowe

The latest episode of the podcast, feature hybrid cloud expert and Senior Manager at Dell, Kenny Lowe. The Cloud Talking is a podcast aimed at getting you closer to members of the community, talking about their career journey, the community, and a guest topic. We start each episode by asking 鈥淲hat do you tell your non-techie friends and family what you do?鈥. Head over to Anchor to see the episode on your favourite podcast app or listen directly from my blog....

11 February 2022 路 1 min 路 Martyn

The Cloud Talking - E1 - John Kilmister

Launching the new podcast which gets you closer to members of the cloud community is Software Architect and serverless enthusiast John Kilmister. The Cloud Talking is a podcast aimed at getting you closer to members of the community, talking about their career journey, the community, and a guest topic. We start each episode by asking 鈥淲hat do you tell your non-techie friends and family what you do?鈥. Head over to Anchor to see the episode on your favourite podcast app or listen directly from my blog....

4 February 2022 路 1 min 路 Martyn

Elgato Product Review

Thanks to the kind folks over at Elgato, I was lucky enough to receive a number of products from them, I wanted to use this post to take some time to do a short review of the products I received from them. First of all, I want to provide a quick summary of what I received from Elgato. Elgato Wave:3 Elgato Pop Filter Elgato Shock Mount Elgato Mic Arm LP Elgato Facecam Elgato Stream Deck Mini Elgato Key Light Air Let鈥檚 now talk about each of these bundled up by category....

28 January 2022 路 6 min 路 Martyn