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30 - The Cache Aside Pattern (Optimise your caching approach!)

Have you implemented caching within your application and need a better way to maintain consistency between your cache and datastore? Or maybe you haven’t adopted caching yet, and intrigued on what patterns you could use to do so? Then take a look in this session as Chris explores how caching can improve your access to information in your data store, using the cache aside pattern.

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March 12, 2021
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 splitting out our master (Certification) key, from our specific purpose-driven keys. This post (part 3) focuses on using those keys as part of our usual development workflow using Git. We’ll be assuming that GitHub is our end target, as GitHub supports commit signature verification using GPG Keys.

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March 10, 2021
Cloud Drops - Installing, Upgrading and Auto-Upgrading the Azure CLI

Want to get started with the Azure CLI in Azure Cloud Shell or on Containers, Linux, macOS or Windows? Then check out this bite-sized video from the Cloud With Chris Cloud Drops series on Installing, Upgrading and Auto-Upgrading the Azure CLI.

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March 10, 2021
V010 - Weekly Technology Vlog #10 (Episode backlog until Mid-July! New Microphone, Ignite Content!)

In this video, Chris updates on the Cloud With Chris content over the last week. It’s been busy! Vlog #9, Git and GPG Keys Part 2, Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 2, The Side Car and Ambassador Patterns, Teasing the Cloud Drops Series and presenting at the Limerick Dotnet Azure User Group. There are episode recordings already scheduled until Mid-July, with plenty of additional content planned as well! Oh, and there was this small Microsoft Ignite conference, where we cover some of the key updates there as well! And some dates for your diaries.. March 18th - Welsh Azure User Group (Lightning Talks), March 25th (MSHowTo Live) and April 6th (Northern Azure User Group), where Scott Hanselman will also be speaking!

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March 8, 2021
How GitHub Actions can help in building and deploying a static website and more

Chris is a Senior Azure Engineer at Microsoft. He’ll explore how GitHub Actions can be used to deploy your own static sites (or other apps!) to Azure.

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March 6, 2021
29 - The Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns

Have a need to update a legacy application to use cloud concepts such as retry, circuit breaker or other features? Then the ambassador or sidecar patterns may be for you! Join Peter and Chris as they continue their journey exploring Cloud Design Patterns. In this session, they discuss the Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns.

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March 5, 2021
CGN2 - Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 2 - Matchmaking Services

Ever thought about what it takes to host a game in the Cloud? Well, this is the series for you! On the first Wednesday of every month, we explore Cloud Concepts that impact your journey to a connected multiplayer gaming experience! In this second session, we’ll play some Halo and talk about matchmaking services and how ensuring a resilient service is crucial to an end gamer’s experience.

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March 3, 2021
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 environment, and generating a set of keys for use. There were some challenges/hurdles along the way, and we’ll talk through those too!

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March 3, 2021
V009 - Weekly Technology Vlog #9 (1 year of Cloud With Chris, Azure Retirements, Microsoft Ignite)

In this video, Chris recaps over the last week, including The GitHub & GPG Keys blog series, his webinar with SquaredUp on Application Observability in a distributed world and the Introduction to Landing Zones, where he was joined by Karim Fahmy. This week, it’s Microsoft Ignite, so keep a watch out for any news/updates! In addition, on Wednesday - the second episode of Cloud Gaming notes will be released, as well as the second in The GitHub & GPG Keys blog series. On Friday, there will be another episode with Peter Piper, as Chris and Peter explore the Ambassador and Sidecar Patterns. Finally, on Saturday - Chris will be presenting to Dotnet Limerick Azure User Group on using GitHub to deploy a Podcast Site/Blog to Azure using Static Content… And if that wasn’t enough, Chris also rounds up some of the latest Azure Blog posts, and a series of retirement notices from the Azure Updates page.

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March 1, 2021
28 - Intro to Landing Zones

Heard about something called a Landing Zone, and think you need a helicopter ready to use it? Not quite! In this session, Chris is joined by Karim Fahmy as they discuss an introduction to Azure Landing Zones and how they underpin some of the core cloud foundations (e.g. governance, networking, core infrastructure and more) to enable a successful cloud deployment

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February 26, 2021