From Zero to GitOps with AKS – Azure Back to School Session

I presented a fun session with Karl Cooke presenting our Azure Back to School session "From Zero to GitOps with AKS", in this session we cover:- What is AKS?Azure AKS architecture (Nodes and NodePools)Benefits of AKSGitOpsGitOps ToolingFlux2Terraform Azure PipelinesDemos! I…

Conditional Variables in Azure DevOps Pipelines

Creating Azure DevOps Pipelines, have you used a condition to determine which variables to use? If not, I will detail in this blog post how you can do this! What is a condition? Conditions or statements that are used to…

Storing and retrieving secrets in Azure KeyVault with Variable Groups in Azure DevOps Pipelines

Using Azure DevOps Pipelines and want to store secrets in Azure KeyVault? Use a variable group with Key Vault integration to retrieve these secrets and use within your DevOps pipeline Why Azure KeyVault? Using a variable group, you can store…

Scout Suite reports using Azure DevOps Pipeline

In this blog post, I am going to show how to run ScoutSuite in an Azure DevOps Pipeline and display reports within an Azure Storage Account Static Website

Azure DevOps Pipelines – Remove the need to hard-code

Creating Azure DevOps Pipelines? If avoidable, try not hard code values within your DevOps pipeline! In this blog post; I am going to go through a small Terraform pipeline from hard-coded values to using parameters & variables What is hard-code?…

Creating Templates For Azure DevOps Pipeline Jobs

Azure DevOps pipeline templates allow you to create multiple types of templates that you can define and reuse in multiple pipelines. In this blog post I am going to show how you can create template jobs! Each stage will have…

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…