Fix for .bashrc not executing on startup in Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux

Fix for .bashrc not executing on startup in Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux

In case you haven’t heard, I’m planning to do some livestreams in the near future which are focused on live development / building in the cloud. I’m working on a few ideas, but if you have any suggestions - please throw them my way! To prepare for this, I’ve recently spent …

Linux Developer Windows Terminal Command-Line

Published on Mon, Sep 6, 2021

An Introduction to Azure Functions

An Introduction to Azure Functions

If you have been keeping up to date with the latest and greatest in Azure Services (yes, I know there are quite a few!), you may have heard of a new service called Azure Functions.

Azure Functions is an event-driven Platform as a Service capability, helping you to execute code upon the occurrence of …

Blogging Serverless Event-driven Architecture

Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Contributing towards Azure GitHub Actions

Contributing towards Azure GitHub Actions

I’ve talked in the past about my Open Source journey, and some of the contributions that I have made in the community. In my current role, I’ve been leading on the global strategy for my team’s DevOps practice, defining the areas of focus and initiatives that may be beneficial for …

GitHub GitHub Actions Azure Manual Approvals

Published on Wed, Feb 10, 2021

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Shift Left and Increase your Code Quality with Azure DevOps Branch Policies

Shift Left and Increase your Code Quality with Azure DevOps Branch Policies

What are Branch Policies?

This post is similar to another I recently wrote on using Branch Protection Rules in GitHub. Instead of focusing on GitHub, we’ll be looking at how you can use Branch Policies in Azure DevOps (specifically, Azure Repos). If you’re using Azure Repos, but not …

DevOps Azure DevOps Developer DevSecOps Cloud

Chris Reddington Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Fix for .bashrc not executing on startup in Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux

Fix for .bashrc not executing on startup in Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux

In case you haven’t heard, I’m planning to do some livestreams in the near future which are focused on live development / building in the cloud. I’m working on a few ideas, but if you have any suggestions - please throw them my way! To prepare for this, I’ve recently spent …

Linux Developer Windows Terminal Command-Line

Chris Reddington Mon, Sep 6, 2021

Shift Left and Increase your Code Quality with GitHub Branch Protection Rules

Shift Left and Increase your Code Quality with GitHub Branch Protection Rules

What are Branch Protection Rules?

If you’re using GitHub as your source control provider, then I’d encourage you to using Branch Protection Rules if you’re not already doing so! In this blog post, we’ll cover what Branch Protection Rules are and how they can increase your …

DevOps GitHub Developer DevSecOps Cloud

Chris Reddington Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Why you should care about Azure Front Door Standard and Premium

Why you should care about Azure Front Door Standard and Premium

Azure Front Door - It’s an Azure Service that has been generally available for quite some time. It went Generally Available (GA) in April of 2019 after being in Public Preview since September 2018. It’s had several updates since, including a slew of Web Application Firewall enhancements, …

Architecture Azure Azure Resilience

Chris Reddington Thu, Aug 26, 2021

How to use the Azure Well-Architected Framework in your projects

How to use the Azure Well-Architected Framework in your projects

You’ll have probably spotted by now that cloud architecture is a passion area of mine, and a regular topic that features on Cloud With Chris. We’ve talked a lot about Cloud Design Patterns and requirements-driven engineering in the past, as well as the various pillars of software …

Architecture Azure Azure Resilience

Chris Reddington Wed, Aug 18, 2021

How to use Managed Identity and APIM to call Azure Services from an APIM policy directly

How to use Managed Identity and APIM to call Azure Services from an APIM policy directly

Back in June, I wrote a blog post on API Management and how you can use API Management policies to enforce access restriction policies. I was going to write a follow up post on how to use API Management policies in further scenarios, though it’s one of those scenarios where great minds think …

API Economy Integration APIs

Chris Reddington Tue, Aug 17, 2021

Why you should be using Azure Security Center

Why you should be using Azure Security Center

Whether you’re brand new to Azure or have been using it for some time, you have likely either heard of - or come across - Azure Security Center. It’s a service which can prove extremely valuable in baselining, measuring and improving your security posture. But, did you know there is …

DevSecOps Security Azure Monitoring Cloud Governance

Chris Reddington Mon, Aug 16, 2021

Why you should get involved in the Tech Community

Why you should get involved in the Tech Community

I recently gave a talk on my journey into the Azure Technical Community. While my day job is working for Microsoft, I get a lot of energy through blogging, podcasting and vlogging - ultimately, helping others grow, inspiring and encouraging them along their own technical journey. In this blog, I …

Community People Technical Community Developer Engagement DevRel

Chris Reddington Wed, Aug 11, 2021

How I use Azure Integration Services on Cloud With Chris

How I use Azure Integration Services on Cloud With Chris

Why was a revamp needed of the Cloud With Chris integration platform?

I’ve written blog posts previously around Azure Service Bus vs Azure Storage Queues, as well as an introduction to Azure Logic Apps and how I used it at the time. Back then, my use-case was fairly rudimentary and focused on …

Messaging Architecture Integration App Development

Chris Reddington Mon, Aug 2, 2021

Choosing between Azure Static Web Apps and Static Websites on Azure Storage

Choosing between Azure Static Web Apps and Static Websites on Azure Storage

If you’ve seen any of my community talks, then you’ll be aware that Static Websites and the Static Content Hosting Pattern is a passion area of mine. In Azure, there are a couple of great services that stand out when building towards this approach. These are Azure Static Web Apps and the …

Static Websites Hugo Static Content

Chris Reddington Wed, Jul 28, 2021