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!