Understanding Azure Availability Sets and Availability Zones

Azure Availability Zones (AZs) are gradually rolling out around the globe, and a common question I see is what is the difference between the existing Azure Availability Set construct and the new Availability Zone construct? Can they co-exist, does one replace the other... there are lots of questions! In this post I'm going to explore … Continue reading Understanding Azure Availability Sets and Availability Zones

Reading and writing binary files with Python with Azure Functions input and output bindings

Ah, Streams... how could I ever forget about manipulating files in code and needing to use Streams to read and write them! I've written a lot of .NET in my life and am used to the way you read and write files with it, but I've been increasingly doing a lot of Python (BTW: .NET … Continue reading Reading and writing binary files with Python with Azure Functions input and output bindings

Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

It feels like only yesterday I read through the session list for Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I thought were the best sessions to attend. Here we are in September and it's now time for Microsoft Ignite 2020 which kicks off tomorrow! Microsoft Ignite tends to be much more of an IT Pro … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective

The first ever Serverless Days ANZ event run on Friday September 4 and, boy, what a success it was! In this post I'll go into the online event in a bit more detail and look at some of the stats along with my highlights. Apart, yet more together From early 2020 the organisers of Serverless … Continue reading Serverless Days ANZ 2020 Retrospective

Building a virtual event platform using Microsoft Azure

Over the last several months I've been involved in the coordination of multiple online community events and a constant struggle I see is the choice of platforms out there to host these sort of events. In this post I am going to run through how Azure can provide all you need if you wanted to … Continue reading Building a virtual event platform using Microsoft Azure

Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

This is a post I've been working on for a while and comes off the back of a talk I did at the online meetup for Sydney Serverless in April 2020. Over the last few years I've spent a lot of time focused on the serverless space having built one of the first Azure Functions … Continue reading Building manageable, loosely-coupled serverless solutions with Azure Event Grid

Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers

Phew! I just trawled through all 600+ sessions for this year's online Microsoft Build 2020 and pulled out what I think are the not-to-miss sessions for developers. I've put together the following list which encompasses the smaller, sometimes interactive sessions that will be on offer. You will be able to catch big keynote moments elsewhere … Continue reading Build 2020 – Recommended Sessions for Australian Developers