36 - Setting up the foundations - Azure Governance
People are usually very excited to get building their cloud solutions. But sometimes, it’s worth holding back, pausing and thinking about setting up the right foundations first. This is where concepts like the Cloud Adoption Framework and Landing Zones usually comes in. In this episode, Chris …
Scheduled Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Social Opinion with Jamie Maguire
In this session, Chris is joined by Jamie Maguire - Developer, Microsoft MVP (AI) & Pluralsight Author. Jamie shares how he built a SaaS (Software as a Service) in my own time using .NET and Azure. The platform lets you analyse Twitter, grow, maintain and manage your Twitter account. If …
Scheduled Fri, May 14, 2021
Published on Tue, May 11, 2021
You may have heard about Software Code or Infrastructure as Code. Well, in this video, we’ll be talking about pipelines as code. If you’re familiar with tools like Azure DevOps, Circle CI, GitHub, GitLab and Jenkins, you may notice a trend where these platforms are allowing you to define your pipelines as code. Throughout this video, we’ll be defining a multi-stage pipeline in Azure DevOps, and picking up some tips along the way.
1 - Requirements in Context
This is the first episode! We’ll be talking about all things requirements. Why is that? Well, that’s the place any kind of project should start - What are you aiming for, what are you trying to achieve and what is the context?
0 - Teaser
Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)
In my spare time, I work on a pet project called Theatreers. The aim of this is a microservice based platform focused on Theatre / Musical Theatre (bringing a few of my passion areas together).
I’ve recently re-architected the project to align to a serverless technology stack. This includes: …
Using Azure DevOps REST APIs to automatically create Team Iterations
Consider this scenario. You are managing a software project using Azure DevOps, and you have multiple teams working towards a common cadence. Perhaps that cadence is managed by a central team. To gain the most value from your sprint planning, you would need to associate the iterations from the …
Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations
The topic seems to have come up a few times over the past few weeks, so I wanted to post a short, sharp blog about it!
How should I structure my Azure Subscription Hierarchy?
There is no “one right way” to answer this question. Your best bet is to first familiarise yourself with the …
Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?
Scalability is one of the common areas where I have seen common misconceptions, when customers begin building on the platform.
But before we jump into that topic, let’s first revisit the three main cloud operating models or paradigms:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Think of this as …
Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps
In case you had not already heard, Logic Apps have now reached general availability on Azure (or read an MSDN article by Jeff Hollan on the topic).
What are Logic Apps?
Logic Apps enable integration points primarily between Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, and can be easily configured through …
DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault
Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. It streamlines the key management process, enabling you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data. Developers can create keys for development and testing in minutes, and then …
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 …
A few useful Azure Resources
Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a number of projects relating to Azure.
The usual theme has crept up, around recommended practices, and where to go for documentation. There are a couple of great resources to be aware of:
Azure Best Practice Checklists and Guidance
- There are a number …