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Azure DevOps: Deploying to IIS with Windows VM Environments

Azure DevOps: Deploying to IIS with Windows VM Environments

Published Jan 15, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

In Azure DevOps we’ve covered plenty with linux deployments and containerized workloads.  But at times we may need to deploy to a set of Windows hosts, especially if we need to support IIS workload...

Azure DevOps Pull Request Checks

Azure DevOps Pull Request Checks

Published Jan 8, 2021 by Isaac Johnson

One of the nice features of Azure DevOps Repos is the ability to control Pull Requests with PR Policies. Policies such as minimum number of reviewers, PR build checks, comment response and Work Ite...

Azure DevOps Agent Pools: The Power of VMSS

Azure DevOps Agent Pools: The Power of VMSS

Published Dec 31, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Most recently in conversation with my colleague Jason, I brought up the power of VMSS backed agents.  I covered them in my WhizLabs course, but haven’t discussed them, to date, here in the blog.

Rollbar: Getting Started

Rollbar: Getting Started

Published Dec 17, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

What is Rollbar? They bill themselves as the Continuous Code Improvement Platform with real time AI-assisted workflows.Interestingly enough I found them through a mobile advert and subsequently sig...

Oracle Cloud: VMs, K3s, and Container Registry

Oracle Cloud: VMs, K3s, and Container Registry

Published Dec 9, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

There is one cloud I’ve avoided.  I have feelings about their business policies and treatment of the open source community. However, since Oracle is buying Tik Tok to leverage their Cloud, I decide...

Observability: Epsagon

Observability: Epsagon

Published Dec 1, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Epsagonwas one of the KubeCon sponsors this year that caught my eye.  They have a tracing suite with a free tier that seemed interesting.  One can track a thousand traces a month in the free tier w...

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