Terraforming from zero to pipelines as code with Azure DevOps

Are you ready to Terraform? Are you ready to deploy to Azure via Pipelines as code? Then you are going to enjoy this blog post! I've blogged a lot recently about Azure DevOps and Terraform; both very relevant topics in…

Deploying ARM Templates using Azure DevOps Pipelines

Deploying ARM Templates and want to deploy using Azure DevOps Pipelines? Lets have a look in this blog post on how to achieve this! What is Azure DevOps? Deploying resources already into Azure; you probably already have came across using…

Azure DevOps Pipelines Approval Gates

Deploying your pipeline from end-to-end is an automated process; but for some reason you want to have an approval before two stages or have hold between two stages, what can you do? You can add an approval gate to your…

Provision and storing Terraform backend state remotely to use with TerraformTaskV1@0

Terraform must store state about your Azure Infrastructure and additional configurations. This "state" is used by Terraform to plan against any related real world resources. It uses the state to create the plan when you run "terraform plan" and also…

Deploying Terraform using Azure DevOps with Build Artifacts

In this blog post, I am going to show how you can deploy Terraform using Azure DevOps with a Build Artifact that is created during the Terraform plan stage. Why Build Artifacts for Terraform? Working in a busy environment, you…

Deploying Terraform from develop to production consecutively using Azure DevOps

In this blog post, I am going to be diving further into deploying Azure Resources with Terraform using Azure DevOps with a CI/CD perspective in mind. I am going to show how you can deploy a develop & production terraform…

Azure DevOps – 6 recommendations to help with securing your branches

Using Azure DevOps daily on a continuous basis but, have you thought about the security of your branches? In this blog post, I will give 6 recommendations to help you with securing your Azure DevOps branches! There is quite a…

Inspec-Azure in Azure DevOps Pipeline

I am going to show how you can run Inspec-Azure tests in an Azure DevOps Pipeline to test and validate your Azure Resources. In a previous blog post, I blogged Using Inspec-Azure to test your Azure Resources . In that blog…

“the input device is not a TTY” fix when running Docker in Azure DevOps

Attempting to run Docker in Azure DevOps and getting error "the input device is not a TTY"? In in this blog post, I will show you a simple fix used to resolve the issue I was having. When attempting to…

Validating Terraform Code During A Pull Request In Azure DevOps

I will show how to create a branch policy that will run a CI pipeline to validate Terraform code along with a Terraform plan, during a Pull Request in Azure DevOps and will include the YAML CI Pipeline. Branch policies…