Monitoring Python Applications with Azure App Insights

Overview In this blog, I will show how you can use Application Insights to monitor your web application written in Python using the Flask framework.  The sample code can be found here.  To follow along, you should have access to an Azure subscription.  Also your machine should have the following: Git client Code editor such…

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Protecting Secrets using VSTS and Azure Key Vault

Context   If you are building a modern application and are following modern design principles, there is a good chance your application is composed of a number of layers and services.  Also, your services might be communicating with one or more databases to persist their data.  For services to communicate with one another and to…

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Deploying Linked ARM Templates with VSTS

Overview When dealing with deploying a large number of components in Azure, a single ARM template might be challenging to manage and maintain.  ARM linked templates allow you to make your deployment more modular making the templates easier to manage.  When dealing with large deployments, it is highly recommended to consider breaking down your deployment…

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Setting up CI/CD targeting Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Using VSTS

Overview   In this blog, I will detail the steps to deploy a containerized ASP.NET Core Web api app into an OpenShift Kubernetes cluster.  The reader of this blog is assumed to have basic knowledge on the following topics: Containerization with Docker Cluster management and container orchestration using Kubernetes Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Visual…

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