In any organisation it is important to get a standard naming convention in place for most things, but especially with cloud based resources.
As many types of cloud resources require globally unique names (due to platform DNS resolution), it’s important to have a strategy that will give you a good chance of achieving global uniqueness, but also as helpful as possible to human beings, as well as codefiable in DevOps CD pipelines.
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I know you shouldn’t try and subvert your companies internal security policies, but sometimes the security department just don’t seem to understand the consequences of what they do…especially when using multiple computers simultaneously!
The following script essentially presses the inaccessible F15 key at regular time intervals to ensure the screen timeout is reset and you avoid locking out.
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A while ago I was having an issue deploying a SQL Data Tools project using the Azure DevOps pipelines. It worked fine when there was no data in the database, but once there was some data to preserve in the release the DACPAC deployment started to timeout with the following error when running SqlPackage.
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Adding tags to resources in Azure is generally a good idea. This helps administrators manage billing, knowing what things are and when they can be safely decommissioned etc..
I have includes here some guidance and useful scripts for adding tags and managing tags on resources and resource groups.
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If you’re a developer on Windows or a.Net developer getting to grips with Angular the steps outlined will create the various certificates and get local Angular 4 running under SSL.
The main steps are as follows and you will need to have installed makecert.exe and openSSL. For us Windows users the easiest way to get OpenSSL is to use one of the binaries installer listed here https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Binaries Continue reading “Creating developer certificates and starting Angular 4 for SSL on Windows”
Here’s what to do if you get the “Xcode license must be accepted in order to be connected and working against a Mac”.
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