I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?

No. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. I work for Microsoft, but not on the teams who work on .Net or Visual Studio. This piece is entirely *my* opinion and is not informed via any internal insights I hold! Seriously though, what *does* the future hold for .Net developers in 2020? Just last week … Continue reading I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?

Make working with Git an easier commitment

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) is a key part the cloud technology landscape which has meant I've had many discussions with people who traditionally haven't had to worry about software development practices in their roles as IT Operators. One key area that seems to undo a lot of folks is file versioning using source control, with the prevailing … Continue reading Make working with Git an easier commitment

Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

This post has been a while coming, but I'm pleased to finally share it, and the related GitHub project, with the community. In 2018 when I joined Microsoft Australia as the Azure Pro Developer Lead in Sydney one of the first things I worked on was building an engagement activity for event attendees at events … Continue reading Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

In this post I am going to walk through how to quickly get a Python Flask web application deployed into a Web App hosted on Azure's App Service on Linux using GitHub Actions. Getting Azure Ready Create an Azure Active Directory (AAD) Service Principal A Service Principal is a special form of identity in Azure … Continue reading Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure

The first IT job I┬áhad was training mature age students at college how to use PCs. While I was doing this I also wrote and delivered a course on how to build sites for the (new at the time) World Wide Web. My work on the WWW course got me noticed by a business in … Continue reading Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure

Twitter on Linux in Windows Subsystem for Linux

First of all, tip of the hat to Geoff Huntley for putting this in my timeline to start off with :). https://twitter.com/GeoffreyHuntley/status/960376787074039809 So how to get Rainbow Stream to run on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? Easily! I'm running on the Slow Ring Insiders (currently on 17074), but hopefully these instructions will work for you. … Continue reading Twitter on Linux in Windows Subsystem for Linux

Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Canberra and Sydney

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share Azure's powerful Open Source support with more developers in November. Our first run of these sessions in August proved popular, so if you, or someone you know, wants to learn more they can sign up below. We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Canberra and Sydney

Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Auckland and Wellington!

Hello New Zealand friends! I'm really happy to share that we are bringing the Open Source Roadshows to Auckland and Wellington in November 2017! We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, BSD), Datastores (MySQL, PostreSQL, MongoDB, SQL Server on Linux), Continuous Deployment and, last, but not least, Containers (Docker, Container Registry, … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Auckland and Wellington!

Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Open Source and Azure

In early August I'll be running a couple of free training days covering how developers who work in the Open Source space can bring their solutions to Microsoft's Azure public cloud. We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, BSD), Datastores (MySQL, PostreSQL, MongoDB), Continuous Deployment and, last, but not least, Containers … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Open Source and Azure

Deploy a PHP site to Azure Web Apps using Dropbox

I've been having some good fun getting into the nitty gritty of Azure's Open Source support and keep coming across some amazing things. If you want to move away from those legacy hosting businesses and want a simple method to deploy static or dynamic websites, then this is worth a look. The sample PHP site … Continue reading Deploy a PHP site to Azure Web Apps using Dropbox