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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) I had some issues with Getting Azure AKS to work with PowerShell locally so I decided to document this. This post shows how I was able to get started using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with PowerShell. Azure provides a Kubernetes service that is capable of orchestrating Windows containers as well as Linux containers. This makes AKS...
.NET Health Checks: Azure Key Vault There isn't much documentation on how to use the Azure Key Vault Health Checks so I thought I would demonstrate and teach what I've learned using C#. I typically use Azure App Configuration and reference Key Vault entries with microservices. It's not very intuitive but the way this works is your Key Vault Health...
Connecting Kafka Tool to Azure Event Hubs I find connecting the Kafka Tool or any tool to Kafka at times to be a cumbersome process. It seems like each service has some nuance for either security, ports, or connecting that makes it tricky or confusing. I'll show you how to easily connect your Kafka Tool to Azure Event Hubs so...
Kubernetes WordPress with Remote MySQL Access Deploying WordPress to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) was a great exercise for me to learn and improve my Helm and Kubernetes knowledge. Bitnami has a Helm chart for WordPress on AKS. The most ideal way of doing this is to modify the Helm Charts to include an additional load balancer, but, the purpose of...
Introduction to ASP.NET/.NET Core .NET is an incredibly powerful software development framework created by Microsoft and used by some of the largest enterprise environments in the world. Originally created in 2002, it was decided to supersede Active Server Pages (ASP Classic 3.0). While .NET is very versatile it is also very "corporatey" because of its tight integration within the Windows...
Extending WordPress with Custom Post Type, Taxonomy and WP Bakery
This is one of the best videos I've seen explaining what subnetting is and how it works. About the Author of the Video Nill is an incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable software developer who makes a lot of vulgar straight to the point videos. I highly recommend watching them with your headphones on. HA!
Docker Compose: WORDPRESS_CONFIG_EXTRA The Docker image for WordPress contains a property called "WORDPRESS_CONFIG_EXTRA", this allows code to be passed directly to the wp-config.php file. This is great because you can fully customize your WordPress wp-config.php file. Queryable Variable for Enabling Debug My normal PHP code will not work: if (isset($_GET['debug']) && $_GET['debug'] == 'debug') { define('WP_DEBUG', true); } The trick to...
Getting Started with Landoop's Kafka on Docker for Windows Here's a quick guide to running Kafka on Windows with Docker. I'll show you how to pull Landoop's Kafka image from Docker Hub, run it, and how you can get started with Kafka. We'll also be building a .NET Core C# console app for this demonstration. I learned most of this from...
Merge Kube Config in PowerShell Merging Kubernetes Config files is a rather cumbersome process. You can manually copy in the values but sometimes that doesn't always go as planned. I was looking for a way to merge Kube Config files when I ran across a great post that wasn't geared for PowerShell users. Key Takeaways Must use full path. Relative paths did...
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