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

Published on Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Azure Static Web Apps are Generally Available

Azure Static Web Apps are Generally Available

Great news! Azure Static Web Apps are now Generally Available! Just to provide some reassurance, Static Web Apps are a concept that I’m fairly passionate about. You may have seen this blog post on why I think JAMStack and the cloud are a great combination. You may have seen one of my many …

Azure Static Content Static Web Apps

Published on Wed, May 19, 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 Manual Approvals GitHub GitHub Actions Azure Storage

Published on Wed, Mar 24, 2021

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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

Making cloudwithchris.com more accessible

Making cloudwithchris.com more accessible

I’ve recently been on a journey. I’ve recently come across a number of accessibility issues on cloudwithchris.com. I’ve been working on making the site more accessible, and I’ve also been working on making it more inclusive. In this blog post, I’m going to outline some …

Accessibility Diversity and Inclusion Development Web Development

Chris Reddington Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Azure Storage Queues vs Azure Service Bus Queues - Which should I use when?

Azure Storage Queues vs Azure Service Bus Queues - Which should I use when?

I’ve recently been involved in a few integration focused discussions, where there is a requirement to bring together multiple separate systems. If you’ve been following the Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time series, then you’ll have heard Peter Piper repeat a common …

Messaging Architecture Integration App Development

Chris Reddington Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Introducing the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF)

Introducing the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF)

Inspired by the recent episode with Annie Talvasto, I wanted to put together a blog post that will introduce an ongoing series on Cloud With Chris. Before we introduce that series though, it’s important that we first introduce the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (more commonly known as CNCF). …

Containers Cloud Native Kubernetes Open Source CNCF Cloud Native Compute Foundation

Chris Reddington Mon, Jul 5, 2021

Using API Management Policies to enforce access restriction policies

Using API Management Policies to enforce access restriction policies

We recently introduced you to API Management, how it maps to architectural principals and why you may consider using it as a producer or consumer of APIs. In this post, we’ll be continuing on the story - focusing mostly on the API Management policies functionality.

An introduction to API …

API Economy Integration APIs

Chris Reddington Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Introduction to Azure API Management

Introduction to Azure API Management

We now live in a world where multiple systems connect or integrate with each other. This is not new, and has been a technology trend for some time. But - in a world of distributed compute (on the increase, thanks to cloud), and the rise of microservices, we find that we have more and more services …

API Economy Integration APIs

Chris Reddington Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Introduction to Project Bicep - The evolution of ARM Templates

Introduction to Project Bicep - The evolution of ARM Templates

You may have heard about ARM Templates. You may have heard about Project Bicep. What are they, how do they differ? Why would I use one over the other? That’s exactly what we’ll be exploring throughout this blog post!

Introducing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and ARM templates

Whether …

Infrastructure as Code Project Bicep ARM Templates Terraform DevOps DevSecOps

Chris Reddington Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Using the GitHub self-hosted runner and Azure Virtual Machines to login with a System Assigned Managed Identity

Using the GitHub self-hosted runner and Azure Virtual Machines to login with a System Assigned Managed Identity

I recently started thinking about the typical setup process for a GitHub Action Workflow which will requires access to Azure. Typically, the process is to use the Azure/login GitHub Action, and then use the azure/cli or another Azure GitHub Action to deploy into GitHub. This is a nice approach. …

GitHub GitHub Actions Azure Identity Managed Service Identity

Chris Reddington Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Using Azure Arc for Apps - Part 6 - Setting up Event Grid on Kubernetes with Azure Arc

Using Azure Arc for Apps - Part 6 - Setting up Event Grid on Kubernetes with Azure Arc

Setting up Event Grid on Kubernetes with Azure Arc

In part 1 of this Using Azure Arc for Apps series, we explored Azure Arc and Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes clusters. In this post, we’ll be exploring Event Grid for Kubernetes. At time of writing, this approach is in public preview, so we may …

Containers Developer Cloud Native Kubernetes Azure Azure Arc

Chris Reddington Thu, Jun 10, 2021