Azure DevOps Pipelines – Keeping your pipelines DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself)

Working on Azure DevOps Pipelines you may notice some repetition over time, whether that be copying the same stage or task multiple times but changing some values. This will result in your pipeline growing and growing unnecessary over time. What…

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…

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…

Using Inspec-Azure to test your Azure Resources

Inspec-Azure is a resource pack provided by Chef that uses the Azure REST API, to allow you to write tests for resources that you have deployed in Microsoft Azure. These tests can be used to validate the Azures resources that…

“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…