Zero to MySQL in less than 10 minutes with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Web Apps

I'm a long-time fan of Open Source and have spent chunks of my career knocking out LAMP solutions since before 'LAMP' was a thing! Over the last few years we have seen a revived Microsoft begin to embrace (not 'embrace and extend') the various Open Source platforms and tools that are out there and to … Continue reading Zero to MySQL in less than 10 minutes with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Web Apps

Speaking at Office 365 Saturday

If you're interested to learn more about Microsoft Graph API and how you can leverage it to build compelling solutions in the form of Bots in Microsoft Teams, I'll be speaking at Office 365 Saturday in Sydney this week on June 3rd. Tickets are free, but get in while there are still some left! https://www.meetup.com/O365-Saturday/events/238372859/Continue reading Speaking at Office 365 Saturday

Per-environment config value tokenization for Azure Web Apps using VSTS Release Management

For the majority of the last ten years I've been working with delivery of solutions where build and deployment comes from some centralised location. When Microsoft made InRelease part of TFS as Release Management, I couldn't wait to use it. Unfortunately in its state at that time the learning curve was quite steep and the … Continue reading Per-environment config value tokenization for Azure Web Apps using VSTS Release Management

Understanding Azure App Service Plans and Pricing

Updated March 2019! Like many things in Azure, Azure App Service has a multitude of consumption options available that can sometimes make it hard to determine what option suits your use. This post was updated in February 2019 to reflect the current state of services. Any questions? Leave a comment! In this post I'm going … Continue reading Understanding Azure App Service Plans and Pricing