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ToolUp Tuesday - #3

ToolUp Tuesday is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

Episode

March 8, 2022
ToolUp Tuesday #2

ToolUp Tuesday is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

Episode

February 22, 2022
Feature Flags - The Art of the IF and Deployment

In this session, Chris is joined by Chris Ayers! Chris gives insight on how you start implementing feature flags, You’ll be leaving this session wanting to separate your releases from your deployments! You will have an understanding of What feature flags are, The types of feature flags, Best practices around feature flags, Implementing feature flags using, Feature Toggles, Azure Application Configuration and Launch Darkly.

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February 17, 2022
ToolUp Tuesday - #1

ToolUp Tuesday is all about showing the thought process and decisions made when creating an application. Join Chris and Matt as they build a new application from the ground up, including development processes, tooling, service choices and architectural decisions!

Episode

February 8, 2022
Introduction to The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr)

In this post, we’re going to explore the Open Source project known as Dapr (The Distributed Application Runtime). This post is primarily aimed at those who already have an understanding of Containers, Kubernetes and Microservices. However, if you’re not familiar with these topics - I’ll do my best to set the right context and background without making the blog too lengthy!

Blog

January 13, 2022
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 of my findings, the tools that I used to identify those, and how I’ve worked to fix them. This is an ongoing project, so I’ll provide further posts as it makes sense.

Blog

July 16, 2021
41 - DevOps on Azure

In this episode, Chris is joined by Mert Yeter, a software engineer with 16 years of experience in .NET and Microsoft technologies. We’ll be talking all things DevOps on Azure, including Azure Container Registry, Azure Container Instances and Azure Kubernetes Service. We’ll also get a chance to talk about Traefik and how it’s pluggable middleware can help you with your Kubernetes ingresses! Tune in to find out more!

Episode

July 2, 2021
36 - Application Insights: The Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Understanding how our applications function in the wild is essential for developers when issues arise. With the power of knowledge, we can enable ourselves to provide the best experience to our fellow developers, and our stakeholders. One of the solutions that supplies this power is Application Insights. Application Insights is a service provided by Microsoft allowing you to monitor your application live, detect performance anomalies, and observe this data with powerful analytics. Together we will see how easy it is to add Application Insights to our applications, whether we have access to the codebase or not. Once instrumented, we will dive deeper into the capabilities of Application Insights and show how to leverage all the rich data collected from our application. Finally, as developers the last thing we want to do is troubleshoot an issue in Production, with everyone watching and the stakes are high. Watch as we monitor a live application that is throwing exceptions and how Application Insights can be used to help us solve the problem faster. When we are done, attendees will be empowered with the knowledge to leverage Application Insights to be more productive with their work.

Episode

May 21, 2021
Using schema.org for SEO optimisation

One of my recent tasks for Cloud with Chris was to investigate some additional areas for SEO optimisation. If you’re unaware, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization; a set of practices to improve your ranking in search engines such as Google, Bing and others when they crawl and index your site. I was already in a good position, but there were some things that were frustrating me, we’ll explore those in this blog post.

Blog

May 3, 2021
32 - Accelerate .NET to Azure with GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want. With .NET Core bringing a cross platform approach, getting your applications to the Cloud is easier than ever. In this session we will learn the different ways to deploy our .NET applications to the cloud and how we can use GitHub Actions to make it faster!

Episode

March 26, 2021