VS Code’s Development Container: A Stepping Stone To IaC

Luke Patterson AWS, Development Technologies, DevOps, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In this post, l explain how we used Visual Studio Code’s Development Container feature as a stepping stone in our long-term effort to achieve Collaborative Infrastructure as Code. This one step in the process gave a versioned, repeatable working environment and allowed us time to determine the next steps in the effort to achieve IaC.

Bridging the Gap: Azure App Insights to On-Prem Elastic Stack

Zach Gardner Azure, Development Technologies, Tutorial 1 Comment

Recently, while working for a large healthcare client in New York, I ran into an interesting problem that had slim literature on how to solve it.

Our application is primarily on-prem, but it does leverage Azure for a few functions that are easier to solve in a cloud-native environment. We wanted to be able to monitor those functions using the same Elastic Stack that we use to monitor our on-prem application.

I was tasked with building a bridge between where our functionality logs to in Azure (App Insights), and getting that securely back into our Elasticsearch instance that powers our Elastic Stack.

This blog post will detail the solution I landed on. I hope it will be useful to others that need to solve a similar problem!

Getting Started with Azure Data Studio

Todd Horn Azure, Databases, Dev Methodologies, Development Technologies, DevOps Leave a Comment

On my last two projects, I decided to give Azure Data Studio a try to see how it measured up to SSMS. Azure Data Studio gives you a more modern editor experience. It’s comparable to Visual Studio Code with IntelliSense, source control with GIT, and an integrated terminal for Powershell or SQLMD commands.

Azure Data Studio was built with a data platform user in mind, and its easy editing and export options, built-in charting of query results, and customizable dashboards make it an incredibly valuable tool.

In this post, I’ll go over some of the basics of how to use Azure Data Studio.

[Video] GitOps – Declarative CD Intro, Kubernetes + ArgoCD Demo

Keyhole Software Cloud, DevOps, Git, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Video Leave a Comment

GitOps provides a declarative approach for improving the management of application delivery.

In this 50-minute video, Keyhole Principal Consultant Jaime Niswonger discusses basic GitOps fundamentals and various implementations in a Kubernetes environment. He covers GitOps best practices that unify deployment, management, and monitoring for containerized clusters and applications. Then he introduces ArgoCD and shows its capabilities in an OpenShift/Kubernetes environment. Jaime includes his own experiences and what he has seen working with companies across various industries.