Automating your Dockerfile Builds
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by Simon Lee
10M ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hellooo people of the interwebs, in this post, I shall be showing how I’ve learnt how to automate my docker image builds using a GitHub Action with multiple branches. So let me give you some high-level background, the TDLR is that there is a process at my work which is too hands-on and we want to remove the hands and free up engineering time to be more productive elsewhere, thus we shall ‘Automate All The Things!’ Starting with the build process. Scope of Project Currently, the docker build process is a manual step and requires someone to run about three commands in the ..read more
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Creating a GitHub Container Registry
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by Simon Lee
11M ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog post, we will cover the steps of creating a GitHub Container Registry, building an image and then uploading it to the Container Registry Creating a GitHub PAT (Personal Access Token) Firstly What is a GitHub PAT Token? Well, a GitHub Personal Access Token (PAT) is a type of token provided by GitHub that allows you to authenticate and authorize access to your GitHub account and its associated resources. PATs are primarily used for programmatic access to the GitHub API or when interacting with Git repositories hosted on GitHub. From the Github web page, Click ..read more
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Building your first docker container
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by Simon Lee
11M ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Hellooo again, I know so soon right?! In the last blog post, we learnt the basics of creating a docker image, If you missed that post you can check that out here. So as promised in this post we will cover deploying the container locally and “execing” into the container and running some code. So let’s pick up where we left off last time, We have our alpine image “myalpineimage” with three versions. docker image list So we have a docker image, which is ready to be deployed, We can use the command docker run. for more information about the docker run commands, you can ..read more
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Fixing a Broken WSL Instance
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by Simon Lee
11M ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes So this afternoon after work, I wanted to try and troubleshoot something that would require using my Ubuntu WSL Instance. However when I came to start said Ubuntu 22.04 Instance, I was greeted with the following message: This was a tad annoying I admit, But it sparked blogging mojo, So here is the post. Checking the file path, we can confirm we have no ext4.vhd So how do we fix this? Well firstly we need to check what instance we have under wsl to find this run wsl.exe -l Next, we need to unregister the broken instance of Ubuntu 22.04 wsl.exe --unregister Ubuntu ..read more
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Defender for Cloud : Bicep Deployment
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by Simon Lee
1y ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hellooo everyone, this blog post is an entry for the #AzureSpringClean community project. In this post, I cover an overview of why you should use Defender for Cloud and then how to deploy the solution with Bicep. What is Defender for Cloud? Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) with a set of security measures and practices designed to protect cloud-based applications from various cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Defender for Cloud combines the capabilities of: A development security operations (DevSecOps) solution that ..read more
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Creating a PoC DNS Zone in Azure
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by Simon Lee
1y ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes Helloooo People, This is the year of Azure Blogging and knowledge sharing, the best place to start is with a safe place where we can create and manage DNS Records, Which won’t break your root domain or blog space, I’ll be honest I picked this one up from Richard Hooper. But figured that for those who are new to networking or wanting to learn more about DNS Zones and records. I’d create a short post on how its done. So the first question I guess is why do we want to create a separate DNS Zone for an Azure Playground? I guess at the end of the day it comes down to persona ..read more
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The End Of Year Review: 2022 Edition
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by Simon Lee
1y ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Well, here we are at the end of another year, and with all the hype around ChatGPT, I thought I’d let it do the introductions “As the year comes to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the events and experiences that have shaped our lives. This year has been unlike any other, with its challenges and unexpected twists and turns. But through it all, we have persevered and found ways to adapt and move forward. As we look back on the past year, it’s important to take stock of our accomplishments, learn from our mistakes, and set goals for the future. Let’s take a moment to r ..read more
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2021 – The End of Year Review
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by Simon Lee
2y ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes So here we are again, another year completed and this year I decided to write up and end of year review. This year has been more special to me than previous. As this year I broke into the Cloud! > Community Update March At the beginning of the year, Dean Ellerby reached out and asked if I wanted to help co-manage a user group around Cloud Management along with Andy Jones and Dan Stradling. Initially starting with CMUG (Cloud Management User Group) taking the traditional format of Microsoft Teams and Meetup. After a couple of discussions, we looked at shaking it up a ..read more
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Deploy and Configure ‘Oh-My-Posh’
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by Simon Lee
2y ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes In this blog post, I will cover the steps to improve your Powershell Console Styles! Oh-My-Posh is a Powershell module that turns your standard and boarding console into a console with style and colour! Oh-MyPosh module is supposed on 5.1, 6.x and 7.x as well as VSCode. > Windows Terminal – Powershell 5.1 – Vanilla No Oh-My-Posh > Windows Terminal – Powershell 5.1 – Pretty and Colourful (Oh-My-Posh) Oh-My-Posh Pre-requisites Firstly, to be able to enjoy the Oh-My-Posh module you will need to get yourself some Nerd Fonts, What are Nerd Fonts I hear you ask? Oh My ..read more
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Cloud Champion – July 2021
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by Simon Lee
3y ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, What a way to start July 2021! I cannot thank Richard Hooper (@Pixel_Robots) and Gregor Suttie (@gregor_suttie) and the Cloud Family enough for this. Check out the Community Article Here. Over the course of June, You might have seen that I’ve been busy working on a mini-series with Shabaz Darr @ShabazDarr on Azure Virtual Desktop [Youtube Playlist] (Formally Windows Virtual Desktop). I also presented my first presentation on ‘An Overview of Autopilot and Intune’ [Youtube Link] at the Bradford Cloud User Group. Off the back of this, I’ve also started planning out ..read more
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