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What is a service mesh anyways? 

The service mesh may sound complex, but at its heart, it’s a very simple idea: a set of network proxies that transparently run alongside microservices, implementing reliability, observability, and security features by measuring and manipulating inter-service (“east-west”) traffic. Led by open source projects such as Linkerd, the service mesh model is increasingly popular because it...Read more

4 new Python/Django video tutorials for productive cloud development 

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

Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins 

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 

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

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

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