Setting up Key Vault secured Pipelines with Azure DevOps

One of the first things you need to do when setting up a new Azure DevOps pipeline is to pull secrets from Azure Key Vault into a Variable Group. Variable Groups can be used by your project to setup how things like Terraform in your pipelines will authenticate themselves with Azure, AWS, or GCP. By … Continue reading Setting up Key Vault secured Pipelines with Azure DevOps

Improving CosmosDB Test Automation Reliability with Retry Logic

You will find that CosmosDB Emulator will fail, randomly, for no apparent reason doing simple things like get an instance of a container or create the database. In the world of cloud, it’s important to handle Transient Faults, or errors that are not repeatable or consistent in when the appear. They might look like this: … Continue reading Improving CosmosDB Test Automation Reliability with Retry Logic

Azure Functions + EventGrid Subscriptions With Terraform

I think I figured it out. I have been working with Serverless Microservices Architecture on Azure for quite some time. I’ve been trying to leverage Terraform to effectively manage the extensive configuration of PaaS services on Azure. Due to immaturity of the Terraform AzureRM provider I’ve encountered well-documented challenges. This is the last major hurdle … Continue reading Azure Functions + EventGrid Subscriptions With Terraform