Eric Williams

Azure Functions Proxies

Proxies are a nice addition to Azure Functions that give you a subset of features that an application gateway could provide for your function instances. It has request matching capabilities that let you inspect a specific route and send that request to a specific back-end. You can setup matches based on combinations of uri and HTTP method.

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January 29, 2018

ARM Templates: Reading Output Variables

When using ARM templates for your deployments you will find your build or your release pipeline in a situation where you need to get some of those generated values from your template or some references from the resources that ARM created in Azure for you.

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I have a couple of PowerShell functions that end up getting leveraged in my VSTS Build . . .

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January 22, 2018

DotNetZero vNext

I've been working on a new version of dotnetzero (formerly psakezero). This v2 version has a number of changes that were fun to build.

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Large refactoring into smaller PowerShell functions

I'm trying out an approach that takes each PowerShell function and places them into their own file. This was for a couple of reasons. One was . . .

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January 09, 2018

Azure IoT: Getting Started with our Cyber Chicken Coup

I figured since I fell into the parent trap of "Dad, we promise we'll take care of them — this time it's chickens edition" I might as well play around with some electronics to them take care of the them.

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So I picked up a official Azure Internet of Things developer kit, frankly because the price seemed right for all the . . .

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November 20, 2017

Azure Resource Manager Templates in your Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Infrastructure as Code

What is an ARM Template

There are a number of ways to setup your Azure environment to run your systems. You can use the Azure portal to manually click and type in your configurations. This is where most people start. You can also use a couple of terminal options with the Azure CLI and Azure Powershell. The third option is using Azure Resource . . .

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April 25, 2017

Adding Let's Encrypt to your Azure Web App

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Securing your Azure Web App with a SSL certificate

This is no longer an option. Sites need to be served over SSL and I don't think that there are a lot of solid arguments contrary to this approach. There are numerous methods to obtaining an SSL certificate but the service I'm going to be using for this post is called Let's . . .

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March 23, 2017

Saving Azure Credentials

When using Powershell

Rinse / Repeat

sb_floatWhen working with Azure Powershell you have to authenticate your cmdlet calls in order to actually get any work done.

This is pretty simple with Add-AzureRmAccount but having to do that for every script run gets tiresome fairly quick. To solve that you can save your credentials to a json file for a period of time with . . .

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October 13, 2016