It’s been just over a year since I first posted about the Azure DevOps Terraform Pipeline I used to use, I say used to use, because that pipeline is now a little outdated. This posts covers the updated Pipeline I am starting to deploy along side my Terraform code.

Pipeline Overview

The…


As I move into using Azure DevOps more and more, there is one thing which I really haven’t got on with and that is release pipelines. …


When Apple releases a new version of macOS it always takes a few months for everything to catchup, following my last blog post where I mentioned that I was having problems installing Python on macOS Big Surwhich meant that my preferred method of installing and managing Python using pyenv, which…


One of the annoying things about updating to the latest version of macOS is that a lot of the command-line tools I use tend to break or need tweaking slightly from how I have been using them.

One of the annoyances in the move to Big Sur is that Python…


A few weeks after the final draft of the fourth edition of Mastering Docker was submitted Docker made the announcement that they would be making changes to the retention of images in Docker Hub as well as the introduction of rate limits.

These changes make complete sense given that at…


I got my invite for GitHub Codespaces the other day and I thought I would have a quick play with it as having an an online IDE sounds like it could come in handy.

If you know me — you will know that I am not a developer, but I…


In my last post I wrote about how I created an Azure DevOps pipeline using Ansible in a more “Terraform” way, however, although I have used Terraform and Azure DevOps quite a bit I realised I didn’t really have a template for a pipeline.

Before we look at the pipeline…


I thought it was was about time that I started to have a play with Azure DevOps a little more than I have been doing, one of the things I have always meant to look at in the past is using DevOps to run Ansible playbooks.

However the Ansible Task


Over the last few months I have been doing more and more work with Ansible to manage end to end deployments in Azure. For the most part Ansible’s core set of Azure modules work with no problems and more than do the job.

However, with the rate which Microsoft are…

Russ Mckendrick

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