Azure Container Apps code with Dapr and ACA logo

Dapr Service Invocation with Azure Container Apps

I had a bit of time last week to do some Dapr learning, so I started to read the Dapr for .NET Developers e-book that’s available on our documentation (completely free by the way!). In one of the early chapters, the book outlines a tutorial that you can run locally to use service invocation to communicate between to two applications. Running locally is fairly straightforward, so I wanted to deploy the two applications as Container Apps, since it has support for Dapr in the platform....

November 6, 2022 · 8 min · Will Velida
Using Microsoft Security DevOps tasks in GitHub Action worflow files

Configure Bicep code scanning in GitHub with Microsoft Defender for DevOps

Microsoft Defender for DevOps is a new capability in Defender for Cloud that provides visibility across multiple DevOps environments that you can use to centrally manage DevOps security, strengthen your infrastructure as code and help you prioritize critical issues in code across your pipeline and multiple cloud environments. This feature is currently in preview, and supports GitHub and AzureDevOps (with support for more platforms coming soon). As part of my job at Microsoft, I spend a lot of time helping engineers to use infrastructure as code to provision their resources to Azure, and help them to build pipelines that automates their deployments....

October 20, 2022 · 5 min · Will Velida
AKS, ACR and Bicep Lang logs

Creating a Azure Kubernetes cluster with an attached Azure Container Registry with Bicep

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) simplifies deploying a managed Kubernetes cluster into Azure by offloading the operational overhead to Azure. Azure Container Registry allows you to build, store and manage container images in a private registry, from which you can pull your images into your AKS cluster. Azure Container Registry integrates with AKS. We can attach container registries to our AKS clusters using an Azure Active Directory managed identity. We can then assign that managed identity will the AcrPull role assignment that allows our AKS cluster to pull images from our Azure Container Registry....

September 11, 2022 · 8 min · Will Velida
Introduction to Azure Container Apps

Intro to Container Apps

Azure Container Apps is a serverless container platform that we can use to run microservices and containerized applications without having to worry about managing complex infrastructure and container orchestrations. In this video, I introduce the key concepts and features of Azure Container Apps and go through a demo on how you can create a simple Container App using Bicep. If you have any question about this video or Azure Container Apps in general, feel free to comment below or reach out to me on Twitter....

May 15, 2022 · 1 min · Will Velida
Building an event streaming app with Azure Functions, Event Hubs and Azure Cosmos DB

Building an event streaming app with Azure Functions, Event Hubs and Azure Cosmos DB

Back in 2020, I wrote an article on how you can build a simple streaming app using Azure Functions, Event Hubs and Azure Cosmos DB. I’ve been meaning to update some old samples that I created while I was an MVP, so the long weekend seemed like a good time to update this one. Again, this is a relatively simple sample that I’ve created here. Previously, I developed all of this locally and created all my Azure resources via the portal....

April 24, 2022 · 22 min · Will Velida