K8s Secrets in Azure

TLDR I have always been very interested in how secrets get stored and injecting into K8s, have you โ“ this article will show you one way to do it within Azure using AKS , Azure Key Vault and Hexadite ACS Key Vault agent ๐Ÿ’ก PS it looks like KMS providers might be the way forward here. But this feature is currently in alpha. Init Containers I am not sure how I haven’t heard of Init Containers until now ๐Ÿ˜• And from the K8s doco;

CI/CD with Hugo and Azure

TLDR I use Jenkins, Grunt, bash, AZCopy, Azure CLI and Node.js code to automate the building and deploying of my blog to Azure Blog Storage and Azure CDN, through a Staging environment. Please see a diagram below; Why do I do this โ” โ” โ” so I can delivery my blog faster, with higher quality than I ever could before ๐Ÿ‘ It’s takes about 28 minutes for my blog to go from GitHub to my Azure Production environment and I know that once I have tested the blog in Staging, that’s exactly what I will get in production ๐Ÿ’•

Hugo in Azure BLOB storage part 2

Part 2 in the series of how to run Hugo in Azure BLOB storage

Start using Jenkins with Azure in 5 minutes!

Have you always wanted to start using Jenkins with Azure? Do you have 5 minutes? Well...... your in luck!

Taking Helm for a spin

TLDR I have found Helm to be extremely useful ๐Ÿ‘ I am someone who is somewhat familiar with Kubernetes (but not really) and found Helm great for both getting started and deploying custom application to Kubernetes ๐Ÿ† In the below article I will go through my experiences with Helm, Kubernetes and Azure and show you some tips and tricks along the way. Also, Draft was announced while I was writing this blog.

Getting Started with Terraform on Azure

TLDR Terraform is easy to get started with Azure ๐Ÿ‘ and provides some additional benefits for Infrastructure as Code when compared with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Templates (which we will go into in a moment). But it’s not all rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ and unicorns ๐Ÿด It doesn’t yet support all of the resource types available in Azure and you may have to supplement you Terraform code with ARM JSON for those missing resource types.

Ignite wrap up

So I survived my first Ignite as a speaker ๐ŸŽค Not so much survived, but I have a great time ๐ŸŽ‰ connecting with my peers and having some great discussion about Azure โ˜๏ธ, Delivery Pipelines and Node.js. Ignite is one my favorite โค๏ธ technical events of the year. If you missed Microsoft Ignite Australia or couldn’t make the event ๐Ÿ˜ข, don’t worry ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ you won’t miss out on the content ๐Ÿ˜ƒ All of the session recordings and slide decks are available at here