Over the past few weeks I have been developing a Web UI using Aurelia by Rob Eisenberg. It’s really well thought out – though it’s got a steep learning curve at the moment since the documentation is still very sparse. Of course it hasn’t officially released yet, so that’s understandable!
I’ve been coding a web project using Aurelia for the last couple of weeks (more posts about what I’m actually doing to follow soon!). Aurelia is an amazing SPA framework invented by Rob Eisenberg (@EisenbergEffect).
A couple of months ago I did a series of posts (this one has the summary of all my RM/DSC posts) about using PowerShell DSC in Release Management. I set out to see if I could create a DSC script that RM could invoke that would prep the environment and install the application. I managed to get it going, but never felt particularly good about the final solution – it always felt a little bit hacky. Not the entire solution per se – really just the application bit.
I’m back to doing some dev again – for a real-life, going-to-charge-for application! It’s great to be based from home again and to be on some very cutting edge dev.
This morning I went to check on my blog – the very blog you’re busy reading – and I was greeted with a dreaded YSOD (Yellow Screen of Death). What? That can’t be! I haven’t deployed anything since about 10 days ago, so I know it wasn’t my code! What gives?
In my previous post I showed you how to use PowerShell DSC and Release Management to configure machines and deploy an application. There was one part of the solution that I wasn’t satisfied with, and in the comments section you’ll see that @BigFan picks it up: the configuration is hard-coded.
A few months ago Release Management (RM) Update 3 preview was released. One of the big features in that release was the ability to deploy without agents using PowerShell DSC. Once I saw this feature, I started a journey to see how far I could take deployments using this amazing technology. I had to learn how DSC worked, and from there I had to figure out how to use DSC with RM! The ride was a bit rocky at first, but I feel comfortable with what I am able to do using RM with PowerShell DSC.