Infrastructure as Code Using Azure CLI

Todd Horn Architecture, Azure, DevOps, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Infrastructure as Code (or IaC) is the process of using code and versioning in the same way you do your source code to manage your networks, VMS, and Azure resources. IaC generates the same environment every time it is applied, and it’s an important DevOps practice to use alongside continuous delivery.

The release pipeline executes this model to configure target environments. If you need to make any changes, you edit the source, not the target environment. This allows you to create reliable and stable environments on-demand that can be validated, tested, and repeated.

In this blog, we’ll look at how we can use Azure CLI and Azure DevOps Release Pipelines to make this happen. I’ll walk you through all the steps you need to take to get set up.

How and Why to Containerize Your Development

John Hoestje Development Technology, Docker, Opinion, Tutorial Leave a Comment

This is a tutorial for how to use the VS Code Remote-Containers extension to containerize your development environment. First, I will discuss my reasons for separating my programming environment and why virtual machines didn’t work. Then, I’ll show a simple example using a containerized Python development environment. Finally, I’ll give you my reasons why containerizing the development environment fits what I’m looking for in a solution.

White Paper: Demystifying Enterprise Cloud Modernization

Keyhole Software Architecture, AWS, Azure, Cloud, Keyhole Creations, Modernization Leave a Comment

Many IT budgets are consumed by maintaining existing applications and resources, and getting out from under the weight of these existing applications can be daunting—schedule is king, and making time to address modernization comes at the expense of current business needs. However, as the business world moves into the digital space to prepare to meet the next generation of customers and to compete globally, organizations can’t manage their applications in the same way as they have in the past—they must take them to the next level. 

Cloud technologies provide many of the building blocks to help businesses achieve these goals and prepare themselves for the future. This white paper is a solution-agnostic resource to help you understand enterprise cloud modernization and migration and to help you decide which strategy is right for your business. Are your applications ready for the new tomorrow?

Azure Serverless: Functions and Logic Apps

Dallas Monson Architecture, Azure, Consulting, Development Technology 1 Comment

This is a perfect opportunity for us to explore cloud serverless offerings as the ultimate contact-less development option. While COVID-19 continues to make face-to-face collaboration an impossibility, cloud-based applications and workloads provide a well-defined method for remote development and project deployment. Serverless offerings, like Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, take this to the next level while allowing us, as developers, to focus only on our application functionality and not the backing infrastructure or uptime of servers. These serverless solutions will be the focus of this blog.

[Video] A Timely & Relevant Blockchain Use Case: Tracking COVID-19 Patient Testing Data

Keyhole Software Blockchain, Hyperledger, Keyhole Creations, Video 1 Comment

Recording Details This 55-minute video features Keyhole Principle Consultant David Pitt in May 2020 at the Hyperledger KC User Group sponsored by Keyhole Software. Copyright Keyhole Software, 2020. He discusses how blockchain might be used in healthcare – specifically in regards to COVID19. Hyperledger Fabric is a general-purpose blockchain framework that allows groups and consortiums to share data securely and …