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)
I've recently found myself a member of so many meetups that it's become increasingly difficult to track when a group announces a new event. Additionally, I have a few people in my close circle that I'd like to share new event announcements with. As a result I wanted to find a way to track new … Continue reading Integrate Meetup announcements with Microsoft Teams using Azure Logic Apps and Adaptive Cards
This week I sat my first Microsoft certification exam in ten years. When I posted on Twitter a question as to which exam I'd sat some of you found it within yourselves to be jokers, but at least a couple of you got it right 🙂 https://twitter.com/gavin_a_armitag/status/1126042408334921729?s=20 Now I know some of you reading this … Continue reading Getting Azure Fundamentals in place: why sit the AZ-900 exam?
If you attended the Global Azure Bootcamp in Sydney on April 27 and you are looking for content a speaker presented to then you should find it here. Content provided is at the discretion of a speaker. As I am sent more content I'll add links here. * denotes that the session is covered in … Continue reading Sydney Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 Session Content
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
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