Optimise your site - Addressing recommendations from securityheaders.com

Optimise your site - Addressing recommendations from securityheaders.com

Introduction

In my blog post earlier this week, I mentioned that I recently spoke at the Northern Azure User Group. The other speaker for the evening was Scott Hanselman, who talked about his journey moving a 17 year old .NET App into Azure. This was his blog. Along the way, he called out some of …

Website Security Blogging

Chris Reddington Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Tips on getting started with blogging and content creation

Tips on getting started with blogging and content creation

Introduction

In case you missed it, Shannon Kuehn, Jamie Maguire, John Lunn and I joined Sarah Lean for a panel livestream on her channel talking about our experiences getting started with blogging, and our experiences with blogging platforms. In this post, I want to focus on the first aspect - how …

Blogging Community

Chris Reddington Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

For some time now, I’ve been using Windows Terminal as my local terminal for interacting with my command-line tools for quite some time now. Whenever I’m demonstrating Kubernetes concepts or working with the Azure CLI, I’ll likely have had the Windows Terminal open at some point. I …

Technology DevOps Productivity Command-line

Chris Reddington Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

Introduction

I’ve recently released a few Cloud Drops episodes on Git related content. The ‘Git Behind the Scenes’ video was incredibly well received. I’m also aware from my day-to-day discussions that there’s a mix of experiences with Git, so also made a Git 101 Video. …

Technology DevOps Git

Chris Reddington Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Using Git LFS to version Podcast Audio files and trigger releases to production with GitHub Actions

Using Git LFS to version Podcast Audio files and trigger releases to production with GitHub Actions

For some time, I’ve been using GitHub actions to update the content of my website (i.e. pages, descriptions, metadata, etc.). Through Hugo, these content updates automatically update the RSS feeds. This then makes the episodes appear in podcast services such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts …

Technology DevOps Git

Chris Reddington Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 4

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 4

Part 4 - The final part (at least for now, until I find somewhere else that we can expand on with this)! This part will focus on porting the keys that we have recently generated onto our YubiKey device. I own a YubiKey NEO, so I’ll be using that.

Note: Be aware that the YubiKey NEO has a …

Technology DevOps Git Security

Chris Reddington Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 3

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 3

Okay, part 3! At this point, I’m assuming that you have already familiarised yourself with part 1 and part 2 of the series. As a quick recap, part 1 focused on why we would consider using GPG Keys in general. Part 2 focused on how to generate GPG keys along with some recommended practices on …

Technology DevOps Git Security

Chris Reddington Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 2

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 2

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read part 1 of this series, which explains why you may be interested in using GPG keys to sign your commits. Congratulations on getting to the second part! In part two, we’re going to focus on how I worked through setting up GPG in my Windows …

Technology DevOps Git Security

Chris Reddington Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

For a while now, I’ve been using GPG Keys to sign my Git Commits to prove that my commits on GitHub are genuine and from me. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been inspired by a couple of colleagues (Kudos to Adrian and Julie if you’re reading this) to dig out my YubiKey and use these …

Technology DevOps Git Security

Chris Reddington Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The Past Four Years

The Past Four Years

For the past four years, I’ve been part of a team at Microsoft called FastTrack for Azure (FTA). FastTrack for Azure is part of Azure Engineering’s Customer Experience Team, focused on successfully on boarding customers on a project-by-project basis as they bring production workloads …

Technology Podcasting Setup

Chris Reddington Fri, Feb 19, 2021