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Azure Periodic Table of Resource Naming Convention Shorthands

Consistency in naming Azure resources is essential whether you are just getting started in the cloud or have a mature team and platforms. Defining and enforcing naming conventions for resources can help improve resource discovery, cost management, automation, and organization of resources within your Microsoft Azure tenant(s). In order to help make the information shared […]

Using TFLint Behind a Corporate Firewall

There are times where you may not be able to initialize a plugin (aws, azurerm, etc.) for tflint because you are behind a corporate firewall. This can cause failures when running tflint –init. Being able to lint code locally is helpful to ensure that you are meeting your teams quality standards before you push to […]

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Agile

Overview I love helping teams deliver more application and cloud platform features faster to happier customers. An important component of being able to accomplish this is following an Agile methodology that works. In this post I will cover how teams can get the most out of Agile principles and practices to deliver products faster and […]

Migrating Apps to the Cloud

App modernization looks different for everyone! There are no hard-and-fast rules or one-size-fits-all approaches to migrating applications to the cloud.  Every organization has its own unique challenges, constraints, culture, goals, budgets, and market pressures that guide them on their journey.  There are however some common strategies that have helped organizations successfully move tens, hundreds, or […]

Passing the Terraform Associate Certification Exam

I passed my Terraform Associate Certification Exam today and wanted to share my experience to help others who are preparing to do the same. There are many other posts out there on this topic that are quite good, so I thought I would try to take a slightly different approach. The Approach Rather than doing […]

Terraform Mesh CLI Early Preview

Hello, my fellow Engineers and Developers! As many of you on the journey of adopting Terraform have likely experienced, over time your configurations grow in size and sophistication. As teams mature, Cloud Engineering becomes a body for enablement for App Developers that builds platforms rather than running every infrastructure-as-code project. This allows everyone to scale and […]

Terraform Mesh Update January 7, 2022

Below I share the latest progress on the Terraform Mesh project. Currently, about 80% of the functionality has been scripted into functions and is usable in a Github action that can automatically raise a PR for any dependency updates. Next steps is some light refactoring of the existing code and starting the CLI build using […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas (DevOps Edition)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than combining two of my favorite things. Christmas and DevOps! Be sure to sing to the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas. On the day before Christmas my DevOps engineers gave to me… Twelve merge requests arising Eleven tests passing Ten bugs a-squashing Nine features flying Eight pipelines […]

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