I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?

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?

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

Zero to MySQL in less than 10 minutes with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Web Apps

I'm a long-time fan of Open Source and have spent chunks of my career knocking out LAMP solutions since before 'LAMP' was a thing! Over the last few years we have seen a revived Microsoft begin to embrace (not 'embrace and extend') the various Open Source platforms and tools that are out there and to … Continue reading Zero to MySQL in less than 10 minutes with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Web Apps