Creating Azure DevOps Build Pipelines to deploy Container Image into Azure App Service

This Blog post and associated YouTube Video follows on from my previous posts where I build a Blazor WASM application and push this as a container into Azure Container Registry: This Blog post extends the above two posts by doing the following things: Utilises the docker-compose.yaml file to build and publish the Blazor WASM Application …

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Jonnychipz – In Conversation with Anais Urlichs

Join John Lunn aka Jonnychipz as he chats with Developer Advocate Anais Urlichs on 100DaysofKubernetes, Containers, DevOps and more..... The next episode of Jonnychipz In Conversation with' will be released on Azureish Live (www.twitch.tv/azureishlive) and its a great episode that you can't miss! Join us at 6.30pm (GMT) on Friday 26th February 2021. Anais Urlichs …

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Create and Push a Docker Image to Azure Container Registry

Following on from my previous post around creating a Blazor WASM Container Image of my application which you can access below..... this blog article will focus on the next step of my process which is to take my container image created and push this into an Azure Container Registry: You can follow along with this …

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Jonnychipz – In Conversation with Liam Gulliver

John is joined by DevOps consultant Liam Gulliver in this episode of 'In Conversation with...' where discussions around the perception of DevOps as well as navigating around the plethora of technologies to choose form in the dev and ops worlds! We cover a huge amount of ground in this talk but all centred around helping …

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Azure DevOps Build Pipeline in Terraform – YAML example

In a follow up to my recent blog post and video on Deploying infrastructure via Azure DevOps pipelines using Github and Terraform, I thought I would write a brief article on exploring the YAML file that should be used in preference to any 'classic' editor in the Azure DevOps environment. My main reason for wanting …

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Jonnychipz – In Conversation with… Martyn Coupland

In this video I had the opportunity to have a chat with the brilliant Mr Martyn Coupland, Azure Architect, MVP, Speaker, Author, Blogger and all round great guy who is working for Ensono in the UK. During this conversation we discuss the entry point to DevOps in an organisation, and look at how it may …

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Deploying Azure Infrastructure with Terraform via Azure DevOps Pipelines

In this blog article, I aim to guide you through the components needed in order to successfully deploy Azure Infrastructure using Terraform via an Azure DevOps Pipeline. The idea here is to help understand how you may be able to automate the deployment and updating of your cloud infrastructure hosted in Azure. Follow along with …

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Jonnychipz Weekly # 1

Happy New Year everyone! With a New Year comes a New Initiative..... I am going to launch a Weekly Round Up VLOG with this being the first! Hopefully I will find the time and consistency to keep pushing forward with the VLOG and hope it will overtime move into a useful Video Series related to …

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Day[86/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group December Meet Up! (A Very Merry DevOps with Abel and April!)

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!! Another superb event from awesome WAUG Organisers to Awesome Speakers to Awesome Attendees!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG December A Very Merry DevOps Virtual Meetup and what a line up we had! AGENDA6.30pm -   Welcome!6.45pm -   Real World DevOps - Abel Wang …

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Day[85/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Prep for the next WAUG Meet Up and announcing the WAUG CSC!!!

Another day in work drafting designs for some large Teams Voice projects, so a day spent with visio and word documents! I spent an hour over lunch putting the last few updates together for the meet up slide deck, finishing off the Kahoot Quiz kicked off a 3D print of a vase! As you do! …

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Day[75/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Notts – Getting your Organisation to the Cloud with Microsoft CAF and Enterprise Scale

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of being invited onto the DevOps Notts User group final talk of the year! Huge thanks to Liam, Mica for the invite. A great user group with a great bunch of attendees watching.... it was also great to be on a show with the awesome Derek Campbell (aka …

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Day[74/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Create your Cloud Adoption Framework Plan with Azure DevOps

Just a quick post today to highlight a neat Azure DevOps Demo related to how to create a Cloud Adoption Framework Plan. As part of the CAF Plan documentation on Microsoft Docs comes a really useful Azure DevOps Deployment configuration to help and guide you and your organisation to develop that plan: Azure DevOps Demo …

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Day[68/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Introduction to Python

In my quest to sit the Azure Developer Associate Exam as well as the other IaC involvements that I have been working on with Terraform and Azure DevOps. Part of my 100DaysofCloud Plan was to learn the syntax of a new language. That language of choice is 'Python'. My reasoning behind this is for a …

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Day[66/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 3

The final Day of the Enterprise Scale Open Hack is here and what a whirlwind of a few days it has been! Today was more focussed around the superb Microsoft folk giving the partner community a bit of a deep dive discussion and demo on a certain number of areas on Deploying Enterprise Scale. Deployment …

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Day[65/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 2

Ok, so feet first into Day 2 of the Open Hack around Enterprise Scale Landing Zones. Today was all centred around Azure Policy Definition and Assignments as well as a really interesting point and demo around AzOps. Azure Policy Today we picked up from where we left off, first of all we needed to make …

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Day[64/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 1

Ok so today was Day 1 of the Microsoft Azure Enterprise Scale Landing Zone Open Hack. A chance for me and a few of my colleagues to work through a reasonably complex reference architecture of a fictitious company and basically work out and discuss an appropriate solution for defining an appropriate Azure Management Group / …

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Day[63/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Catch up day!

Hey all, ok so I think its time for a little bit of reflection and stock taking of everything that's going on in my 100DaysofCloud Challenge! It seems that my options and areas of interest grow by the hour! So....... What's Going on at Work? Easy..... Loads! Still focussed quite heavily on 365 opportunities especially …

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Day[62/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-400 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert Exam Day

Ok a short Blog post today as woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to do a little bit of last minute swotting for the AZ-400 exam, As I have already passed AZ-104, a pass of this exam would give me the DevOps Engineer Expert Credential. Overall I found the exam to be …

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Day[58/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Continuous Security and Continuous Operations

In order to ensure that your Continuous Improvement strategy employed via DevOps is kept Secure and in Operation, it is imperative that methods are utilised to ensure a Continuous Security and Continuous Operations mindset is adopted. Follow along with the fantastic Microsoft Learn Article: Explore DevOps Continuous Security and Continuous Operations Continuous Security We all …

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Day[55/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Managing Agile Software Delivery Plans Across Teams

Just a quick post to explore the concept of Delivery Plans in the context of software delivery between teams of developers. What is Delivery Plan? When organisations grow and more people become involved in the process of software development, the need to split into smaller groups becomes more apparent ion order to split the workloads …

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Day[53/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Foundational Pillars of DevOps: Culture and Lean Product

Another quick overview post today to cover off the other two Foundational Pillars of DevOps, Culture and Lean Product. We know the previous two are Architecture and Technology. This gives up 4 Foundational Pillars in total. We have explored that DevOps is the union of People, Process and products to enable a continuous stream of …

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Day[52/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Foundational Pillars of DevOps – Architecture and Technology

Ok so, it's time to get back to my DevOps study! I think it's time for me to reign myself back to some of the topics I started at the beginning of this Challenge! Another hectic day for me today ranging from sitting the PL-200 Power Platform Functional Consultant this morning, the exam is in …

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Day[47/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure DevOps

I thought that today it would be prudent of me to document my learnings in summary form when it comes to the set of tooling available to us via Azure DevOps. Off the back of the Azure DevOps Open Hack and the forthcoming AZ-400 exam here is a quick summary of what Azure DevOps is …

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Day[45/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Azure DevOps Open Hack Challenge

Ok so today saw the climax of an intensive few days of Azure DevOps learning via the medium of an Open Hack. It's my very first Open Hack but I really hope it won't be my last. Such a fantastic format for learning and developing of understandings with hands on tasks and challenges where you …

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Day[44/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – When Satya Nadella Drops in to say Hello!!!

I cannot believe this just happened! In true fanboy fashion, this without a shadow pales in comparison to most meetings I attend during the day! Sorry to my friends, family and colleagues!! During the 12-14 October 2020 I have been taking part in an Azure DevOps OpenHack, which has been fantastic to work through with …

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