42 - How to choose the 'Right' Datastore for your scenario

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42 - How to choose the 'Right' Datastore for your scenario

There are so many types of data stores out there these days. You have relational, non-relational, documents, blob, tables, files and more. There’s also a growing awareness of ‘Polyglot Persistence’ where you use different data stores depending on the task. But how do you know which …

Architecture APIs Data How To

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Steph Martin Published on Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Getting started with Azure using Microsoft Learn

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Getting started with Azure using Microsoft Learn

Often, I’m asked the question how do I get started with Azure? Are there any resources, tutorials, guides that you can recommend? I know about topic X, but how do I learn more? I’ve been working with (and continuously learning) Azure over the past 7 years or so. When I started, the main …

Microsoft Learn Azure How To Getting started with Azure

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Optimise your site - Addressing recommendations from securityheaders.com

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Optimise your site - Addressing recommendations from securityheaders.com

Introduction

In my blog post earlier this week, I mentioned that I recently spoke at the Northern Azure User Group. The other speaker for the evening was Scott Hanselman, who talked about his journey moving a 17 year old .NET App into Azure. This was his blog. Along the way, he called out some of …

Web Development Security Blogging How To Azure Storage Static Content

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

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Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

For some time now, I’ve been using Windows Terminal as my local terminal for interacting with my command-line tools for quite some time now. Whenever I’m demonstrating Kubernetes concepts or working with the Azure CLI, I’ll likely have had the Windows Terminal open at some point. I …

Technology DevOps Productivity Command-Line How To Windows Terminal Azure Azure Storage

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Cloud Drops - How Windows Terminal can make YOU productive with Azure

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Cloud Drops - How Windows Terminal can make YOU productive with Azure

Windows Terminal is a modern application that allows you to use your command line of choice, whether that is the Windows Command Prompt, PowerShell, PowerShell Core, Windows Subsystem for Linux or the Azure Cloud Shell. This Cloud Drop shows you how to install Windows Terminal, and some tips/tricks …

Windows Terminal Command-Line Azure How To DevOps Productivity

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Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Apr 3, 2021

Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

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Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

Introduction

I’ve recently released a few Cloud Drops episodes on Git related content. The ‘Git Behind the Scenes’ video was incredibly well received. I’m also aware from my day-to-day discussions that there’s a mix of experiences with Git, so also made a Git 101 Video. …

Technology DevOps Git How To

Chris Reddington Published on Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 3

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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 …

Technology DevOps Git Security Authentication How To

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

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Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

For a while now, I’ve been using GPG Keys to sign my Git Commits to prove that my commits on GitHub are genuine and from me. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been inspired by a couple of colleagues (Kudos to Adrian and Julie if you’re reading this) to dig out my YubiKey and use these …

Technology DevOps Git Security How To

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Contributing to Open Source

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Contributing to Open Source

Contributing to Open Source Software. It sounds so formal, doesn’t it? I thought that for quite a long time, and it put a bit of a mental barrier in place for me to begin my journey. I am a classic over thinker, but that’s perhaps another blog in its own right!

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Development Open Source Community How to

Chris Reddington Published on Tue, Jan 12, 2021

GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying ARM templates with GitHub Actions

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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!

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps Infrastructure as Code ARM Templates How To Integration

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Dec 2, 2020