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AzureFunBytes Reminder - Deploying to @Azure is one "git push" away with @juliendubois - 10/28/2021

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It's a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11 AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.

When: October 28, 2021 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
Where: Microsoft LearnTV

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Advancements in how to streamline your software and operations processes have put power in the hands of developers teams now more than ever. Whether it's using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) or Continuous Integration and Continuous Deploymentt pipelines, automation has been proven to help teams deliver faster and more reliably.

GitOps is another CI/CD methodology that focuses on a developer-centric experience by using tools that they may already be familiar with, like Git. Created by Alexis Richardson of WeaveWorks, GitOps focuses on deploying faster and more often by utilizing your version control system to deploy when you've merged a commit into your main branch. This allows for easier rollbacks, because everything you've modified is tracked within your source control provider, whether using a self-hosted Git repository or popular providers such as GitHub and Azure DevOps.

On this week's episode of AzureFunBytes, Principal Manager, Java Developer Advocacy Julien Dubois joins me to show how deploying to Azure is one "git push" away using a new Open Source tool called NubesGen.

Our Agenda for the show:

  • An overview of GitOps, a recent methodology that automates infrastructure management using Git as a single source of truth
  • Using Terraform and GitHub Actions with Azure
  • How Microsoft encourages Open Source
  • Live-coding an application and deploying it to Azure using GitOps, Terraform and GitHub Actions

What is NubesGen exactly? Well Julien's documentation states:

NubesGen is **a Web application that generates a cloud infrastructure using Terraform: you select easy-to-understand options ("an application server", "a PostgreSQL database"), and it'll generate a state-of-the-art configuration that you can import and tweak in your project.

NubesGen relies on commonly-used technologies like Terraform and GitHub Actions, so you still have access to the full power of Azure. If you need to update or tweak any configuration that isn't supported by NubesGen, you can still modify those files manually as you would have done without NubesGen.

NubesGen can generate your configuration using a command line or browser based interface. The NubesGen app creates a packaged file that contains the configuration files required to build your project. You can log into your Azure account using az login and then initialize the provided Terraform configuration.

About Julien Dubois:

Julien Dubois manages the Java developer advocacy team at Microsoft.
He is known as the creator and lead developer of the JHipster project, and as a Java Champion. In the past 20 years, Julien mainly worked with the Java and Spring technologies, leading technical teams for many different customers across all industries. As he loves sharing his passion, Julien wrote a book on the Spring Framework, spoke at more than 200 international conferences, and created several popular Open Source projects.

So be part on Thursday, October 28th at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on LearnTV with your questions!

Learn about Azure fundamentals with me!

Live stream is normally found on Twitch, YouTube, and LearnTV at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Thursday. You can also find the recordings here as well:

AzureFunBytes on Twitch
AzureFunBytes on YouTube
Azure DevOps YouTube Channel
Follow AzureFunBytes on Twitter

Useful Docs:

Get $200 in free Azure Credit
Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Microsoft Learn: Apply Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes cluster configurations by using GitOps
GitOps for Azure Kubernetes Service
CI/CD workflow using GitOps - Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes
Configurations and GitOps with Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes
What is Infrastructure as Code?
What is GitHub Actions for Azure
Terraform with Azure
Get Started: Configure Terraform in Azure Cloud Shell with Bash

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