Azure Serverless Architecture Automation with Terraform Explained

Here is a higher level view of the architecture and all the things that Terraform is provisioning. Based on my previous post, we know that certain things still require manual intervention but Terraform can provision a lot of stuff: Resource Group Event Grid Topics (but no Topics Subscriptions due to Function Access Key limitation) CosmosDB … Continue reading Azure Serverless Architecture Automation with Terraform Explained

Challenges using Terraform with Azure Serverless Architecture

We’ve been exercising the AzureRM and AzureAD Terraform providers with a healthcare client who wants to go serverless with a new product they are building. We’ve been able to automate a significant portion of the infrastructure with relative ease, however, there are limitations to both the Terraform providers and the operational models of Azure Functions … Continue reading Challenges using Terraform with Azure Serverless Architecture

Configuring AzureAD provider in Terraform to manage App Registrations

Automating the provisioning of Application Registrations (i.e. App Registrations) can be a very useful way of organizing your application’s Infrastructure as Code. Keeping track of all these disparate app registrations, who they belong to, what they are for, can be very tedious and challenging. It can get messy very quickly as well and a wary … Continue reading Configuring AzureAD provider in Terraform to manage App Registrations

Mocking Service Fabric & Azure Services with Dependency Injection vs. Inversion of Control (IoC)

In retrospect, in my youth as a software designer I recognize that I often had a preference for the technically elegant. This would sometimes override what was practical from a maintainability standpoint. I was recently asked about the Dependency Injection approach on a project and why we weren’t using an Inversion-of-Control (IoC) Container such as … Continue reading Mocking Service Fabric & Azure Services with Dependency Injection vs. Inversion of Control (IoC)

Unit Test Service Fabric Actors when Actors call other Actors

In order to be able to effectively unit test Azure Service Fabric Actors we use a NuGet package called "ServiceFabric.Mocks”. It’s truly fantastic. As the name implies it allows you to Mock all Service Fabric services, not just Actors but the Actor model has unique structure that makes it exceptionally helpful in testing. The way … Continue reading Unit Test Service Fabric Actors when Actors call other Actors

Updating Service Fabric version for an Actor: Step by Step

ONE. Upgrade Actor Projects to .NET Core 2.1 TWO. Update Remoting Provider Decorator [assembly: FabricTransportActorRemotingProvider(RemotingListenerVersion = RemotingListenerVersion.V2, RemotingClientVersion = RemotingClientVersion.V2)] THREE. Remove all references from Tests Project First remove all references to dependent projects (Actor, Actor.Interfaces, Actor.Mocks, Actor.Model). Second open the Package Manager console and run the following commands: Uninstall-Package Microsoft.ServiceFabric Uninstall-Package Microsoft.ServiceFabric.Services Uninstall-Package Microsoft.ServiceFabric.Services.Remoting … Continue reading Updating Service Fabric version for an Actor: Step by Step

DLLHell 2018: Upgrading Service Fabric Project from v3.1.283 to v3.2.176

I’m getting an error from each of my xUnit test projects that there is a package downgrade from Microsoft.NETCore.App from 2.0.9 to 2.0.0. I tried isolating the issue to one project so I unloaded all the test projects in my solution. Then I tried upgrading the version of .NET Core from v2.0 to v2.1. However … Continue reading DLLHell 2018: Upgrading Service Fabric Project from v3.1.283 to v3.2.176