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Embrace chaos to achieve stability

Date: 29 april 2022/25 may 2022Location: Porto, Portugal/Antwerp, BelgiumEvent: NDC Porto/Techorama BelgiumDuration: 60 minutes AbstractWhat do you do in case of a cyber attack? And a natural disaster? The absence of a person? Or, more concrete. What happens if the network is down, your data center is not available, your VM’s cannot spin up, you […]

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Using the GitHub Container Registry with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Last week I wanted to try the GitHub container registry as an alternative for Azure Container Registry. Since many things are moving towards GitHub this seemed a good idea. The plan I wanted to execute was as follows:* Build a Docker Container with GitHub Actions* Push a Docker Container to the GitHub Container Registry* Pull […]

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Corona gives us the opportunity to teach our kids (and schools) to learn and adapt

Just like almost any other blog writer, I also want to divert a little bit from my normal topics to write about this pandemic that hits us all. COVID-19 or Corona. Just like almost every other country in the world, my family and I are also bound to our house. That means, working from home, […]

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Pushing to an Azure Container Registry from Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is full of great wizards and helpers to make life of the developers easy. One of them is setting up a service connection to an Azure Container Registry. When you go to the Service Connections of your Azure DevOps project and create a new Docker Registry Connection, it gives you a nice dialog […]

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Growing your DevOps Mindset @ Techorama Belgium

Tuesday 22 May,  I did a talk on Techorama Belgium on Growing your DevOps Mindset. The session: Practicing DevOps successfully requires knowledge of hard skill areas such as continuous delivery and automated testing. But even if you have all these tools in place, you are not necessarily successful. And why is that? In most cases, […]

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Road To ALM – Episode 3 Local Credential Scanning

In this episode I’ll show how you can use the CredScan build task to scan multiple repositories at the same time. By running locally on your PC or by using the same mechanism to create a schedule Continuous Assurance Job.

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Road To ALM – Episode 2 Credential Scanning in the pipeline

In this episode I talk about Credential Scanning in the pipeline. By using the buildtasks that are available on the website http://secdevtools.azurewebsites.net/ you can use the new Microsoft Credential Scanner to find secrets, password, certificates, SAS tokens and PAT’s before they end up in your master branch. I will show how to get the task […]

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Road To ALM YouTube Channel

It’s 2019 and I wanted to start something new. So I started a Road To ALM YouTube channel as an addition to this blog. In this channel I will create short, compact videos that cover a subject that interests me. Probably something in the DevOps space. But hey, why write if you can run the […]

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Distribute your blessed ARM templates with Universal Packages in Azure DevOps

There is a fine-grained balance between full autonomy of a team and arranging things on a more central level.  One of the things I talk about, when I talk about shifting to Rugged DevOps, is the use of blessed libraries, scripts and templates. As an example, if all your teams write their own logging library, you […]

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Where to start with DevOps Metrics?

Now that more and more teams and organizations are moving towards a DevOps way of working, I get asked the question “What should we measure?” a lot. To be very honest, I find this a very hard question. The main reason is that metrics are always a point of discussion and a trigger for behavior […]

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