Azure Event Grid and Zapier Integration

This blog post will demonstrate how to receive events from Azure Event Grid using a webhook from Zapier. The sample code and hooks from this post can be found at https://github.com/dbarkol/event-grid-zapier. The following image illustrates what we will be accomplishing in this post: Background Event Grid subscriptions can be handled by a growing collection of Azure services (such ...

Publish and Consume events with CloudEvents and Azure Event Grid

The recent announcement of first-class support for CloudEvents with Azure Event Grid is very exciting. The release emphasizes Microsoft's dedication to an open-standard for defining event data in a consistent manner - across all clouds and platforms. In this blog post we'll take a look at how to publish events to Event Grid using the CloudEvents ...

Azure Event Grid Viewer with ASP.NET Core and SignalR

UPDATE: Updated to support the .NET Core RC1 release. This blog post demonstrates how to create a site using ASP.NET Core and SignalR for the purpose of viewing notifications from Azure Event Grid in near-real time. All the source code, along with the ARM template, can be found at https://github.com/dbarkol/azure-event-grid-viewer. Introduction Recently, I came across this ...

Publishing Events with the Event Grid .NET SDK

Azure Event Grid is now GA and along with it comes a nice collection of SDKs. This blog post will demonstrate the .NET SDK for publishing events. The code for this post can be found in the following GitHub repository: https://github.com/dbarkol/azure-event-grid-samples. Getting Started We'll need to provision a few things in Azure before using the SDK. ...

Subscribing to Event Grid events with Azure API Management

One of the coolest things about Azure Event Grid is that an event handler can be almost anything that accepts a HTTP POST.  This got me thinking about how to use Event Grid in new ways with services on Azure that have yet to be leveraged. In this post, I will demonstrate how to use ...

Events with API Management, Functions, Event Grid and Logic Apps

Recently, I had an opportunity to work on a solution that brought together a unique combination of services on Azure: API Management (APIM), Functions, Event Grid and Logic Apps. This came about while working with a customer who wanted to explore the possibility of turning errors captured in their APIs into events for other services ...

The Importance of Having a Mentor

My first real job as a developer was for a small company called eTree back in 1998. I was excited and anxious to finally get a chance at writing commercial software and was eager to learn just about anything. There were plenty of technical challenges (firmware, device drivers and lots of C/C++ work) but the ...