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

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

Running Python Flask apps on Azure App Service

I enjoyed speaking at the Sydney Python (SyPy) meetup on how Python Flask developers can quickly deploy their web applications onto Web Apps hosted on Linux on the Azure App Service platform. But... why Python?! Anyone taking a cursory glance through my writings will see that prior to last year I didn't write about Python. … Continue reading Running Python Flask apps on Azure App Service

Speaking on Azure PaaS and Serverless in Sydney

A short update from me on a couple of speaking slots I'm doing in April 2019 that might be of interest if you're in Sydney. Talk 1: How I built Where's Bit - April 10 Last year at all the developer events Microsoft sponsored in Australia we ran a "hide-and-seek" game based on selfies posted … Continue reading Speaking on Azure PaaS and Serverless in Sydney

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

Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Updated for General Availability (August 2019) As promised I've updated this post to show you how to achieve builds and releases now Azure Functions Python support is Generally Available (GA). Build and package You now have the choice to package Python Azure Functions using a pre-built template in Azure DevOps. Once you select this you … Continue reading Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python

💣💣Note: the v4 Python SDK for Cosmos DB has a bunch of breaking changes to the API surface which means this article is out-of-date. Stored Procedure execution has moved from the Cosmos Client to the Scripts module in the Python SDK. Please consider the below documentation of archive value only. 💣💣 I've been working a … Continue reading Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python