Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

A while ago, I have worked with few of our customers, helping to build elastic self-hosted pool for their Azure DevOps pipeline agents based on Azure Kubernetes Service. You can read all about that journey here - where I have created a Kubernetes Controller that observes the Job queue of Azure DevOps for incoming pipeline … Continue reading Self-Hosted Azure DevOps pool on Azure Container Apps

Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 5

Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. Read Part 4 here. Today I will be using the traffic-splitting capability of Azure Container Apps. Azure Container Apps implements container app versioning by creating revisions. A revision is an immutable snapshot of a container app version. Revisions in Azure Container App The … Continue reading Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 5

Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 1

I have played with Dapr on Kubernetes (AKS to be specific) before and loved it for its ability to simplify distributed applications development with out of the box binding, service to service communications, secret abstractions, actors and observabilities. I have previously worked with LinkerD and Istio as service mesh and ran workload in production, but … Continue reading Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 1

Secure your pipelines by frequently rotating secrets

TL; DR: This article and accompanying source codes helps you setting up an automated secret or certificate rotations for Azure service principals and Azure DevOps service connections. Jump into the technical part here. Background If you are deploying applications on Azure from Azure DevOps service connections (or GitHub actions) you are most likely using a … Continue reading Secure your pipelines by frequently rotating secrets

Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

UpdateThere is a follow up post with some updates, you can read here. Introduction If you are using Azure Pipelines, then you surely have used Microsoft-hosted agent. With Microsoft-hosted agents, maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. However, there are times when self-hosted agents are needed (i.e. customized images, network connectivity requirements etc.). … Continue reading Elastic self-hosted pool for Azure DevOps (on Kubernetes)

Continuously deliver changes to Azure API management service with Git Configuration Repository

What is API management Publishing data, insights and business capabilities via API in a unified way can be challenging at times. Azure API management (APIM) makes it simpler than ever. Businesses everywhere are looking to extend their operations as a digital platform, creating new channels, finding new customers and driving deeper engagement with existing ones. … Continue reading Continuously deliver changes to Azure API management service with Git Configuration Repository