Naming conventions

Like many struggles with naming things, by the time you find a name you actually like, it might be the nth iteration. Because infrastructure is not as easy to rename (sometimes just not possible), it can take time to find...

GitOps

There’s an exciting practice growing with the world of Kubernetes and containerization. It’s GitOps. If you don’t know much about it, read on! Background While microservices are cool and automation is also cool, it does introduce new challenges. For example,...

When automation is not worth it

Have you felt excited about the possibilities and coolness of solving a problem through automation? I have. I also use that moment as a checkpoint to ask myself:

Using resource group locks from a pipeline

A few days ago, I talked about one of the most underutilized features in Azure - resource group locks. Resource group locks lessen the chance to manual mistakes and especially read-only resource group locks. Especially when coupled with the use...

Debugging azure web jobs locally

Recently, I wanted to move a Windows service to Azure using .NET Framework. It seems that the Azure Function team is pushing a lot of .NET Core right now. The new Azure Function runtimes only support .NET Core. It makes...

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