ReleaseManagement
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I'm currently doing some work with a customer that is integrating between ServiceNow and Azure DevOps (the artist formerly known as VSTS). I quickly spun up a development ServiceNow instance to play around a bit. One of the use-cases I could foresee was a release gate that only allows a release to continue if a Change Request (CR) is in the Implement state. So I had to do some investigation: I ...
Testing
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I've written before about Selenium testing (Parallel Testing in a Selenium Grid with VSTS and Running Selenium Tests in Docker using VSTS and Release Management). The problem with these solutions, however, is that you need a VM! However, I was setting up a demo last week and decided to try to solve this challenge using Azure Container Instances (ACI), and I have a neat solution. So why ACI? Why ...
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I've done a fair amount of ARM template authoring. It's not as bad as XML, but the JSON can get laborious. A number of my colleagues use Terraform templates and I was recently on a project that was using these templates. I quickly did a couple PluralSight Terraform classes to get up to speed and then started hacking away. In this post I'll jot down a couple thoughts about how we structure ...
ReleaseManagement
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I've been working on some pretty complicated infrastructure deployment pipelines using my release management tool of choice (of course): VSTS Release Management. In this particular scenario, we're deploying a set of VMs to a region. We then want to deploy exactly the same setup but in a different region. Conceptually, this is like duplicating infrastructure between different datacenters. Here's ...