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?
This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev will be the last one for 2019 and is coming in a bit hot as I've got a bunch of stuff on, but wanted to get something up for you all! No demo this episode and we'll be taking a look at greatest hits for developers in … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Four
Thanks to UK-based Microsoft MVPs Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper there is a great initiative through December 2019 that is doing 25 days of community-generated content on all aspects of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This content is being organised around the idea of an Advent Calendar which leads up to the celebration of Christmas. … Continue reading Azure Advent Calendar 2019 – Azure Logic Apps
This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev covers all the latest news from Microsoft around Kubernetes. Our quick demo is of building an Azure Logic App to sending notifications when new issues are opened on GitHub. https://vimeo.com/376499787 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please feel free to leave … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Three
Welcome to episode two of 'Red Dog for Dev'! This fortnight's episode covers announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite in Orlando that cover Azure API Management, Azure App Service and Azure Container Registry. Our quick demo is of Visual Studio Online. https://vimeo.com/373284357 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Two
Starting today I'm going to be trying something new. Given the fast pace of change with the Azure platform it's often hard to keep up with what's new or interesting. To that end I'm going to start publishing fortnightly videos covering a small number of new and interesting topics related to Azure for developers. In … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode One!
If you've been a meetup user or admin for the last couple of years then no doubt bots posting dodgy content on your Group's discussion boards (and the resulting notifications) have become the bane of your life. These bots join meetups and then start posting comments in either the group or individual events which are … Continue reading Using Azure services to deal with spam bots on Meetup
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
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
As Azure Functions have matured, the number of ways you can build and run them has increased and the need to execute long-running, compute intensive or complex jobs is becoming more common. Some examples of these emerging job types include the running of Machine Learning models or the batch processing of videos to transcode them. … Continue reading Customised Serverless using Azure Functions, Docker and Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaler (KEDA)