Microsoft has always been a company by, of, and for developers, and the renewed Microsoft commitment to meet the Australian developer community wherever they are continued this past weekend when we were at DDD Sydney. DDD Sydney, like Perth before it, didn't disappoint in its slick organisation and community-selected content. The unique spice to the … Continue reading DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!
This past weekend I was in Perth to attend DDD Perth as part of Microsoft's sponsorship and thought I'd write up my experience. For those of you unfamiliar with DDD (Developer! Developer! Developer!), it is a community-organised event that started in the United Kingdom in 2005 and has run in various cities in Australia over … Continue reading DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community
The first IT job I had 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
Given the recent announcement of the GA of Azure Kubernetes Service I thought I would take it for a spin in one of the new Regions it is now available in. I have previously deploy AKS in East US using the Azure Cloud Shell so didn't expect to run into any issues. However, I hit … Continue reading Fix Provider error in Cloud Shell when using AKS in a new Azure Region
If you run in an environment where you need to track changes to Tags on Resource Groups in Azure then you may find this PowerShell snippet useful as code to drop into a Runbook. The snippet will enumerate all Resource Groups in a Subscription (we assume you are already logged into the Subscription you want … Continue reading Read Tags from Azure Resource Groups and track using Table Storage
Over the years that I've been talking with public groups on cloud services, and Azure in particular, I will typically have at least one person in every group make a statement like this: "Azure's good, but the free tier isn't as good as AWS." I've discussed this statement with groups enough times that I thought … Continue reading Are Free Tier Cloud Services Worth The Cost?
I've blogged in the past about Azure Active Directory B2C and how you can use it as a secure turnkey consumer identity platform for your business. In this post I'm going to walk through how you can debug JWT-protected APIs where those JWTs are being issued by AAD B2C. Note that a lot of what … Continue reading Developer toolkit for working with Azure AD B2C JWT-protected APIs