azure

A 23-post collection

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...


Dipping the toe in the Azure Compute space and then some.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've just skimmed the areas of ARM templates, CLI, Docker on Linux, Azure Functions and AppService Web Apps. Check out these articles and let me know if there is something you'd like to see more on; there's a ton to talk about to solve any solution. dotnet new angular to Azure with Docker using CLI Visual Studio 2017 has been released and the features are great for Windows developers. However along with it comes .NET Core 1.0 tooling and large improvements to the command line experience for macOS and Linux users developing ASP.NET Core applications. One of the prevalent features shown off in VS 2017 is the Docker support and capabilities to...


Serverless like a Superhero with Azure Functions

In my most recent Pluralsight course, I spent some time talking about using Swashbuckle to create documentation for ASP.NET Core WebAPI applications. Swashbuckle is the .NET Core implementation of the OpenAPI Specification aka Swagger, but there are many other open source tools too for other languages. The demo project built was a simple "traditional" ASP.NET Core API that generated a "Superhero Name" based on a FirstName and LastName passed to the GET method. The old API architecture The architecture would not surprise anyone who has seen an MVC structure for ASP.NET Web API projects, except the .NET Core portions. Controllers, Views, Startup.cs, etc., published to an Azure AppService running on IIS. If this were a node....