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A 25-post collection

Why should we care about containers for development

There has probably been more than one time in your development career where you've spent a few hours troubleshooting an issue only to find out it was a dependency or versions issue right? Environments varying from one to next, outdated components and setting up development machines are frustrations we can all do without. Some of these issues we've solved with VMs, but managing the entire machine and underutilizing them for each environment is costly. This is where containers have come to solve many challenges. Why Containers It's no doubt that you have heard the buzz about containers over the last year or longer. If not containers, then some technology, framework, or tooling associated with it; Docker, Kubernetes, microservices are just...


Monitoring issues on Stack Overflow with serverless, CosmosDB and Teams

One of the responsibilities we have as Cloud Developer Advocates is having an understanding of the struggles of developers using the cloud in their daily tasks. One way to do that is to spend time looking over the latest questions on Stack Overflow with a little project called StackoverAzure. Instead of having yet another browser tab was to use serverless functions to monitor certain tags and send cards to our Teams room with the pertinent info for anyone on our team to quickly see the most recent unanswered questions. Concept Watch Stack Overflow for questions with the following parameters: Have NOT been answered. (no answer accepted) Tagged with azure Every 30 minutes, the process would grab the last fifty questions...


shell.azure.com - look Mom no install!

Checkout http://shell.azure.com! A dedicated experience in a browser. No installation of the Azure CLI and all you need is your Azure account credentials to get going. I have even configured mine to use tmux by editing the .tmux.conf. Even works on the iPhone (as expected). Give it a go and provide the team feedback...


Running the Azure Functions runtime in containers on Kubernetes and more

The Azure Functions team has been doing some great work lately and as a part of that work the runtime for the runtime of the serverless function was ported to .NET Core 2.0 in late September. This set the stage really for cross-platform development and running of Azure Functions and in November; Azure Functions on Linux was announced for Preview. What does it all mean? There is a serverless framework for Azure that we can run in a container on Linux (and maybe a Raspberry PI??) and deploy to Kubernetes on the managed host in Azure...AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service). Requirements Docker .NET Core 2.0 The latest azure-functions-core-tools npm install -g [email protected] The sample code for the...


Organizing Azure resources with Tags

Creating a number of resources and organizing them in any software solution can get daunting without some sort of method to your madness. In a project, developers might decide to use logical folder structures or naming conventions based on a framework or what just makes sense. Azure Resource Groups is described as the "logical group" for organizing your items where a group contains all related resources for an application. But what if there is a need to categorize or put multiple labels on each of these resources? For instance, When was the resource created? Who created it? Is it a demo, production, test? Who or what department is the application for? Tags enable this exact functionality. The excerpt from the...