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GitHub - More than a Git repo

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

Talk

March 9, 2022
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
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
Using RegEx and VSCode's Find/Replace capability to add captions to markdown images

If there’s an easy way to achieve something, then I’m all for it! You may have noticed that I’ve been putting a lot of effort into refactoring my site and open sourcing the original Cloud With Chris theme. I’ve now released that as the Hugo Creator theme for Hugo. As part of the refactoring process into a reusable theme, I had to make several breaking changes. This meant that I’d need to update the contents of my site. I want to share a quick tip that I discovered to add captions to my images in markdown.

Blog

February 5, 2022
Static Web Apps in Azure | DEVREAL.io

We often hear about Kubernetes, App Services, VMs and more. What about static sites? The Static Content Hosting pattern can be cost-effective, and when combined with a CDN can be incredibly performant! We will get hands-on, showing how these resources come together into a Cloud Architecture.

Talk

June 9, 2021
Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021 - How GitHub Actions can help in building and deploying a static site and more

Chris is the producer and host of his podcast CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to version control the site’s source code, GitHub Actions to build and deploy the site to Azure and other clouds, and GitHub Issues/Boards to plan the episode backlog. In this session, we’ll explore how GitHub can be used to deploy your own workloads to Azure.

Talk

May 13, 2021
#LeedsAzure - vMeetup #9 - How GitHub Actions can help in building and deploying a static site and more

Chris is a Senior FastTrack for Azure engineer at Microsoft and is the producer and host of his podcast CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to version control the site’s source code, GitHub Actions to build and deploy the site to Azure and other clouds, and GitHub Issues/Boards to plan the episode backlog. In this session, we’ll explore how GitHub can be used to deploy your own Podcast/Blog site using Static Site Generators such as Hugo onto Azure.

Talk

April 21, 2021
V012 - Weekly Technology Vlog #12 (Busy week, and quite a few blog posts to cover!)

This marks 3 months of the weekly vlogging! Chris talks about last week’s very busy week (New content/talks every single day!). A new Cloud Drop episode on GitHub Codespaces, Part 4 of using GPG Keys to sign your Git Commits & GitHub, Welsh #Azure User Group and Using #Terraform #Cloud with Azure. As well as a series of #Azure Blogs, #Azure Updates, #DevOps Blog Updates and #GitHub Updates.

Episode

March 22, 2021
Cloud Drops - Introduction to GitHub Codespaces

Have you ever had to setup a development environment from scratch? You have to install a ton of dependencies, probably a few tools along the way as well. It’s not fun, it takes a lot of time and it prevents you from being productive. This is where GitHub Codespaces comes in.

Episode

March 16, 2021