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Deploy a Docker Container to Azure Functions using an Azure DevOps YAML Pipeline

In my last post, I created a YAML pipeline to build and deploy an Azure Function to Azure. Today, I will build the same Azure Function inside a Docker container and deploy the container to Azure. ...

Deploy Azure Functions with Azure DevOps YAML Pipelines

In my last post, I created an Azure Function that reads messages from an Azure Service Bus Queue and then updates a database. The deployment of the Azure Function was manual using Visual Studio. S...

Use Azure Functions to Process Queue Messages

Azure Functions is a serverless compute offering and lets developers execute code without thinking about the infrastructure it is running on. This helps to efficiently develop event-driven solution...

Replace RabbitMQ with Azure Service Bus Queues

RabbitMQ is a great tool to connect microservices asynchronously but it also comes with a couple of downsides. The biggest downside is that you have to take care of running, monitoring, and updatin...

Use Azure Container Registry in Kubernetes

Dockerhub is like GitHub for Docker containers. You can sign up for free and get unlimited public repos and one private repo. This is great for developers like me who want to make their containers ...

Readiness and Liveness Probes in Kubernetes

Kubernetes automatically checks if a pod is healthy and also when it is ready to accept traffic. These checks are done using a readiness probe and liveness probe respectively. This post shows how t...

Use a Database with a Microservice running in Kubernetes

I showed in my last post how to automatically deploy database changes to your database. In this post, I will extend my microservice to use this database and also extend the deployment to provide a ...

Replace Helm Chart Variables in your CI/CD Pipeline with Tokenizer

Helm is a great tool to deploy your application into Kubernetes. In my post, Helm - Getting Started, I also mentioned the values.yaml file which can be used to replace variables in the Helm chart. ...

Auto-scale in Kubernetes using the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler

Running a performant, resilient application in the pre-cloud era was hard. Especially with unpredictable user traffic, it was often necessary to use more hardware than needed, just to make sure the...

Manage Resources in Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a great tool but it also has a steep learning curve. Today, I want to talk about how to limit the resources a container can use and how containers can request a minimum of resources o...