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JUnit 5 adopts Azure Pipelines

Prior to March 2019 we, the JUnit team, used various continuous integration (CI) services to perform CI checks, from a self-managed Jenkins instance on CloudBees to a Travis CI and AppVeyor setup. Managing three different setups was not ideal, so the team reduced the CI services used to two: Travis for Linux and Mac builds...

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What I learned in a year of Postgres – with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

It’s our birthday! Azure Database for PostgreSQL became generally available exactly a year ago. From public preview to today, we’ve gone from mostly getting the “Postgres + Microsoft???” question to it not being as much of a surprise anymore. There’s an exciting road ahead, but an anniversary is a great time to look back and...

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Scaling a WordPress application using Rook on Azure Kubernetes Service

WordPress is a popular free and open source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. One of the major benefits of using cloud computing is having the ability to better support your application by scaling based on user traffic. There are currently many ways to support WordPress scaling, including reverse proxy caching, persistent object...

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Microsoft open sources Accessibility Insights

Today we’re announcing the open sourcing of Accessibility Insights for Windows and Accessibility Insights for Web, a set of two free tools to help developers easily find and fix common accessibility issues early in the dev cycle. Built on Deque’s open source axe technology, Accessibility Insights can run as standalone tools, or you can integrate...

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Now Available: Bitbucket Pipes for Azure

Bitbucket Cloud customers can now plumb their Bitbucket Pipelines to Azure, automatically building, testing and deploying their code, all based on a configuration file in their repositories. Bitbucket Pipes for Azure are a set of deployment-oriented pipes for developers to use against common Azure services and scenarios, helping them turn their code into solutions faster....

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Setting up Jenkins X on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

As adoption of containers grows, we are getting more asks around running Jenkins on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS.) To run Jenkins on a VM on Azure, you can use our solution template in Azure Marketplace. If you want to run Jenkins on AKS, I am happy to announce that you can now consider Jenkins X...

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Make websites on WordPress and Joomla faster with Azure CDN

We all know it; first impressions are the most lasting. As in real-world, sluggish load times can leave a negative impression for any website and even negatively affect your business. Below we’ll walk through how Azure CDN can improve that first impression, speeding up websites hosted on WordPress or Joomla. As with most users, our...

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Tutorial: Adding distributed tracing instrumentation to a browser JavaScript app

In recent years, many developers have discovered the power of distributed tracing for debugging regressions and performance issues in their backend systems, especially for those of us with complex microservices architectures. But in many organizations, our most complex code may not be server-side code — it’s just as likely to be running client-side in a...

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Top 3 reasons developers should use social media

Social media has some great benefits for developers, in their careers and in connecting with their communities. This post kicks off a blog series that will describe the value I’ve gotten from social media and what I’ve learned about specific social media platforms, including tips for using each platform effectively. Whether you’re looking to just...

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