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Announcing cloud-native workflows using Dapr and Logic Apps 

The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) project is growing rapidly are we’re grateful for all the community support and customer feedback. While working with customers building business applications, we find that one of the most frequent needs is the ability to schedule, automate, and orchestrate business processes. This is often called a business workflow. Workflows also...Read more

Scaling Kubernetes: Intro to Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 

A Kubernetes cluster requires compute resources to run applications and these resources may need to increase or decrease depending on the application requirements. This typically falls under the category of “scaling” and can be broadly divided into cluster and application scaling. To deal with increasing requirements, such as high traffic, you can scale out your...Read more

More “Python for Beginners” videos…times two! 

When Susan and I created the Python for Beginners series last fall, we had the goal of trying to help new developers make the transition into one of the most popular and flexible programming languages available. We focused on some of the most common features and attempted to bring you to the point where you...Read more

In-cluster CNAB management with Brigade 

Next week is KubeCon North America 2019, but we wanted to give you an early preview of one of the things we’ll be showing. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on tools for the cloud native ecosystem. From Helm and Brigade to Porter and Rudr, each tool we have built is designed to stand on its own. But our vision...Read more

Tutorial: Calico Network Policies with Azure Kubernetes Service 

In May 2019, Network Policies on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) became generally available through the Azure native policy plug-in or through the community project Calico. This user-defined network policy feature enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes and allows cluster operators to control which pods can communicate with each other and resources outside the cluster. In this...Read more

A new video series for beginners to learn Python programming 

Probably the largest hurdle when learning any new programming language is simply knowing where to get started. What’s important? What do I need to know to be proficient? It’s hard to follow docs when you’re not even sure what you’re reading. You might be taking a look at Python. Maybe you’re drawn because of its...Read more

Trill 103: Ingress, Egress, and Trill’s notion of time 

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the next installment of our overview of Trill, Microsoft’s open source streaming data engine. As noted in our previous posts about basic queries and joins, Trill is a temporal query processor. Trill works with data that has some intrinsic notion of time. However, Trill doesn’t assign any semantics to that...Read more

DevSecOps in Kubernetes 

Traditional security processes can often become a roadblock when delivering software via DevOps processes at the rate that today’s business world demands. Today, security is not just the responsibility of the security teams—it is a shared responsibility among all the teams in the applications lifecycle. This integration is known as DevSecOps. DevSecOps is not about...Read more

Demystifying containers, Docker, and Kubernetes 

Modern application infrastructure is being transformed by containers. The question is: How do you get started? Understanding what problems containers, Docker, and Kubernetes solve is essential if you want to build modern cloud-native apps or if you want to modernize your existing legacy applications. In this post, we’ll go through what they are and how...Read more

Migrating to HashiCorp Terraform 0.12 on Microsoft Azure 

With the release of Terraform 0.12, we can improve the configuration of our infrastructure resources that are using the Azure Terraform Resource Provider. In this post, we will discuss how we can use Terraform 0.12 to organize, configure, and deploy resources to Azure. What is Terraform 0.12? Terraform is an open source tool that uses...Read more

Five steps to add automated performance quality gates to Azure DevOps pipelines 

In our last post, Daniel Semedo and I provided an overview of how to add automated performance quality gates using a performance specification file, as defined in the open source project Keptn Pitometer. In this post, I’ll explain the steps required to add a performance quality gate to your Azure DevOps pipelines for both DevOps “Multi-Stage” and “Classic” pipelines using Keptn Pitometer. Step 1:...Read more

How to use Trill for impression feedback (part 2) 

This is part 2 of 2-post series that shows you how to use Trill, an open source .NET library designed to process one trillion events a day, for impression feedback. In part 1, we walked through how to write Trill queries to find out: 1) which impressions successfully joined to the feedback stream and 2)...Read more