4 new Python/Django video tutorials for productive cloud development 

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Python is a great language for building web apps, and Django is one of the most popular frameworks. It lets developers create web apps fast, including modern RESTful APIs, with security and scalability in mind. I’ve been using Visual Studio Code and Azure for a while and was invited to share my experiences at Microsoft’s…Read more

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Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins 

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With DevOps World | Jenkins World around the corner (September 16-19 in San Francisco) and the recent announcement of Azure DevOps, this seems like a good time to provide an update on the options for working with Jenkins on Microsoft Azure. Side note: if you’re at DevOps World | Jenkins World, come visit us at our…Read more

Tutorial: Using Azure REST API in Ansible to automate Azure resources 

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Ansible 2.6 was released with more capabilities to provision and manage Azure resources. It includes four new modules for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Resource, and many enhancements to existing Ansible modules for Azure (e.g., Virtual Machine, Networking interface). Here I’ll introduce two new modules azure_rm_resource and azure_rm_resource_facts which allow you to directly call the…Read more

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Tutorial: CI/CD using Apache Subversion, Jenkins in Azure and Tomcat 

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In this blogpost, we will show you how to provision a Jenkins VM and setup a CI/CD pipeline to connect a code repository in Apache Subversion (SVN) and deploy the application into a Tomcat service. We start from the solution template in Azure Marketplace, since that’s the fastest and easiest path to get Jenkins up and…Read more

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Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible 

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for “infrastructure as code” on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform templates and Ansible playbooks. While it demonstrated how infrastructure is treated as a code – stored, versioned, and audited – there is still…Read more

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Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS 

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This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code. The second article in the series will enhance the infrastructure…Read more

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How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform 

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Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your applications. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) provides automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform. It uses agents to perform build and release tasks….Read more

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