GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying ARM templates with GitHub Actions

Have an application that you want to deploy to Azure in an automated way? Well, before we deploy the application code, we need some Azure Infrastructure for it to run on. In this video, we have you covered on how to deploy that infrastructure!

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December 2, 2020
GitHub Actions and Azure - Getting started with GitHub Actions and Azure Login

Want to find out more about how GitHub Actions work? How about the Azure Actions that you might use in your first deployments in the platform? Then stick around, because this video is the one for you!

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November 29, 2020
GitHub Actions and Azure - Source Controlling our Code using Git

Want to automate your application deployments into Azure? Heard about Git, GitHub or GitHub actions want to find out more? I’m starting a new series on how you can use GitHub Actions to deploy your applications into Azure! Interested? Then stick around to find out more.

Episode

November 29, 2020
10 - Exploring GitHub Actions to deploy Static Content and Azure Functions | Cloud with Chris

Recently, I’ve been doing a bit of work with GitHub Actions as well as Terraform for a pet project I’ve been working on. I’ve been building a multi-tenanted inventory app for my Yu-Gi-Oh card collection. In this session, we’ll explore some of the GitHub actions that I have used to deploy the application content and various Microservices.

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October 2, 2020
8 - Azure Security

In this episode, we get back to a requirements based topic, and an area that will significantly impact the design of our resulting solution architecture. That topic is security! It’s one of the hot topics that organisations want to discuss when moving to the cloud. So I’m pleased to be joined in this episode by another colleague, Andrew Nathan, who has a wealth of knowledge in the cyber security space.

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June 7, 2020
3 - DevOps in a Cloud World

In this episode, I’m very fortunate to have my first guest come and join me! And what better way to kick this off, than a topic area which is very close to my own heart - DevOps. I’m very excited that I was able to invite Abel Wang, Principal Developer Advocate and DevOps lead to come and join me to talk of his experiences at Microsoft. We jump through a few different areas, from What is DevOps, how it links back to requirements, Data DevOps and shifting left. There’s plenty to learn from in this one, so let’s dive straight in!

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March 29, 2020
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 multi-region serverless technology stack.

Blog

July 13, 2019
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 project level with each individual team. This is a scenario that I have for my fictitious Theatreers project, but also a scenario I encountered recently with a colleague. I have been helping them setup an Azure DevOps project to track the development of IP and collateral, so that they can more accurately forecast what they expect to land and show the value being delivered by the team.

Blog

June 16, 2019
GitHub - Not just a Git repository

Chris is the blogger, podcaster, host and producer of his content platform CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to manage, develop, build and deploy it. In this session, Chris explores how GitHub is more than just a Git repository, and how he uses it for his own work:

  • GitHub Issues / Projects to plan the content (Blog & Podcast) backlog
  • GitHub repositories to version control the website’s source code (and recently open sourced the theme)
  • GitHub Codespaces to make changes to the site from any device
  • GitHub actions to build/deploy the site, and publish podcast mp3 files

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