7 July 2020 - 3 MIN READ

Investigate Azure Kubernetes Log Analytics Cost Drivers

If you wonder about the usage and estimated costs of your Azure Kubernetes (AKS) service log analytics or the cost for monitoring data retained and data collected seem to be extremely high this blog post will help investigate the cost drivers and help identify the source. Read More

27 August 2019 - 5 MIN READ

Blameless Post-Mortems

What are you going to do after an incident happen? Find the one to blame…? A better idea is to create an environment where failures are accepted and appreciated. You should create an environment of learning and reinforce that failing fast and learning from mistakes is something to strive for. Read More

26 August 2019 - 6 MIN READ

Generate Infrastructure as Code Azure Resource Manager documentation using PowerShell

Azure Resource Manager templates are complex JSON structures. The main complaint about these templates is the difficultly to read and work with. The language service shipped with VSCode supports comments and a better syntax highlighting. However, to get a quick idea of the templates content a readable documentation is needed. In this post we are going to have a look how we can address these issue. Read More

23 August 2019 - 2 MIN READ

Publish Azure DevOps Pester Tests using a build in Test-Dashboard

When shifting-left it is important to visualize and share the impact of changes directly to team members. So have you ever wondered how you could publish your test results? Using a specific pipeline task in Azure DevOps we can create a Test Dashboard to display and share our results. We can even create bug tickets directly from our overview! Read More

22 August 2019 - 8 MIN READ

Integration Tests for Infrastructure As Code

How can you tell that an Azure Resource Manager template is valid and deployable? We found that you can only safely say a template is tested if you have deployed it once. In this blog post, we are exploring how to write integration tests for Infrastructure as Code. Read More

15 August 2019 - 8 MIN READ

Acceptance Tests for Infrastructure as Code

Imaging you are trying to deploy a service to Azure and want to tests whether a given resource implements the specification. In this article we are going to look into how to validate that a resource deployment has the correct settings applied. Read More

14 August 2019 - 10 MIN READ

Test Infrastructure as Code

Treat Infrastructure as Code development like a software engineering project. Implement existing software development practices into your infrastructure development. In this article, we are going to look into different practices regarding test implementation in an Infrastructure as Code project. Read More

26 July 2019 - 1 MIN READ

Hello World

This is my very first blog post to introduce you to my new site. I am going to publish content around a variety of topics from general IT-Consulting, Cloud Consulting (especially around Azure), as well as Web and Software Engineering topics. You can expect posts on automation and DevOps - focusing on PowerShell, Infrastructure as Code and Azure DevOps. Read More

4 September 2018 - 3 MIN READ

Error Handling and Useful Snippets

Error Prioritize Errors List All Error Members Stack Trace of Error Output Error User Output Error Dev ARM Deployment Debug Azure Resource Manager Deployment Azure Resource Manager Outputs Log complex Objects Save Session State Pester Test ScriptAnalyzer Read More