Day[92/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Exams in the Bag!

Ok so again just a quick post here to really outline how fantastically happy I am to have been able to pass the AZ-204 Developing Solutions with Microsoft Azure Associate Exam. As part of my studies I used a number of resources to help me prepare, but the best things I utilised were to jump …

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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[83/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Deploy and run a containerized web app with Azure App Service

In keeping with the containers theme I thought I would look into running through a few tutorials on how to deploy into a Web App Service a containerised Web Application. The following tutorial takes you from creating a containerised image with Docker and storing these in Azure Container Registry. From here we will configure Azure …

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Day[72/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Service Bus

A brief article today to have a quick run through of what Azure Service Bus is and why would you want to use it in your application. Microsoft Azure Service Bus is fundamentally a fully managed integration message broker. This service can aid in the configuration and creation of loosely coupled applications and services. This …

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Day[70/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating my First Logic App using VSCode

Logic Apps can of course be created directly in the Azure Portal, but I thought I would get my VS Code environment set up with the necessary plugins and configuration after seeing some cool demo's at the recent Welsh Azure User Group. I am keen to get as much configuration capability worked out and understood …

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Creating my First Python Azure Function using VSCode

In this blog post I will be utilising Visual Studio Code (VSCode) to create a Python function that responds to HTTP requests. I will aim to test the code locally and then deploy it into the Serverless environment of Azure Functions. This run through will cost a small amount in an Azure Subscription, so please …

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Day[67/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group November Meet Up!

Not strictly today, it was more last night! But its definitely the focus of my Day 67 of Cloud!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG November Virtual Meetup and what a line up we had! AGENDA6.30pm -   Welcome and Intro6.45pm -   Admiral BCP and the part WVD played …

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Day[50/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Power Platform (PL-200) Continued.

In my previous post I outlined the 13 Learning Pathways on MS Learn that were aimed toward the PL-200 Power Platform Functional Consultant Exam which is currently in Beta. For me this is a curve ball of an opportunity to look into the Power Platform a little more. It is really interesting to see the …

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Day[49/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant PL-200 (Beta)

OK so drifting slightly of the Azure tangent for a couple of posts this week, and this reason is really around the impending PL-200 that I have very hastily booked and thought would be a good idea! Ok so I'm not filled with confidence on being able to pass it, but Ill give the learning …

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Day[46/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group Activities

Ok so I simply ran out of time yesterday to update my blog! So here we go! Lots of exciting news around our Welsh Azure User Group! (https://www.twitter.com/welshazure) I know this isn't strictly relating to technology learnings, but the act of helping to organise a User Group is one that is both fun and exciting …

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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[43/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Create Serverless Applications in Azure

On my quest to study for the AZ-204 Azure Developer Associate I have been studying through the Microsoft Learn Path: Create serverless applications The Learning Path is packed with hands on labs and learning material covering the ins and outs of the Azure Funciton. It is split into 10 modules as follows and has an …

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Day[42/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Functions Core Tools

Carrying on my research into Azure Functions and Serverless technologies this is a quick blog post to highlight the use of Azure Functions Core Tools. What are Azure Functions Core Tools? Simply put, they are a set of tools that enable you to develop and test Azure Functions on a local computer. They are primarily …

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Day[41/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Durable Functions

In keeping with the Azure Serverless theme that I am on at the moment, I took the time today to explore the concept of Durable Functions. So What is a Durable Function? In summary an Azure Durable function is an extension to Azure Functions that enables Long lasting stateful operations in Azure. Typically, Azure Functions …

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Day[40/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating your first Function App

Looking at Serverless in Azure, I have looked at creating a simple Function App and doing a small amount of configuration to explore the options available to contain several Functions that can be consumed by various methods. A Function App can be considered a place holder that contains multiple Functions all running on the same …

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Day[39/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Serverless Exploration

In a bid to extend my knowledge across the Serverless options within Azure I have started to look at the following learning path on Microsoft Learn Create serverless applications The first module has some great information relating to how to choose the best Azure service to address a particular business problem Technology Options This section …

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Day[38/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Dev – Connect your services together

Moving on with my 100DaysofCloud Challenge, I have started to look more into the Development areas of Azure, and in particular a look at how components can be linked together using the concept of Message queues. Microsoft Learn has a great introduction to this concept under the following learning path: Connect your services together This …

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Day[28/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Automating Business Processes with Azure

Over the last few months I have becoming a little bit more familiar with the term 'Serverless' and what it means in the context of automating business processes in Azure and what features and products are available to help with these kinds of tasks. With the fantastic wealth of information provided by Microsoft Learn I …

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