What you want in a DevOps Engineer

DevOps and DevOps engineers are not a new concept, but there is still a little unknown as to what they are and what they cover. Therefore, it can be hard to gauge what you should look for when recruiting a DevOps Engineer and the skill set that is required. Not all the skills they needContinue reading “What you want in a DevOps Engineer”

Terraform plan output to JSON

The Terraform CLI currently doesn’t output the plan to a human readable file when running the plan command. It currently prints to the console in a readable format, at least within Azure DevOps, but the tfplan file outputted is not. This can be very unhelpful within a deployment pipeline when you save the output fileContinue reading “Terraform plan output to JSON”

DotNet User Secrets Feature

A little unknown feature of dotnet is User Secrets. This is used to create local App Setting overrides to set values for local usage. This can be a handy and powerful tool for keeping your local setup separate from checking in code. You can find more details on the Microsoft Documentation here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/security/app-secrets The goalContinue reading “DotNet User Secrets Feature”

Automatic Change Checking on Pipeline Stages

Azure DevOps has the ability to add multiple stage approval styles like human intervention, Azure Monitoring and schedules. However, there is not the ability to value if a source has changed before triggering a Stage. This can be done on the Pipeline level, but not the Stage level where it can be helpful to haveContinue reading “Automatic Change Checking on Pipeline Stages”

Auto Purge Azure Container Registry Images

When adding images into the Azure Container Registry you might start getting a backlog of images that need to be cleaned down. Azure CLI has some features, but you might want more… With the Azure CLI you can use the ‘ACR’ commands, which contain the option of ‘purge’. This can be combined with a tagContinue reading “Auto Purge Azure Container Registry Images”