Azure Developer CLI (azd) – April 2024 Release

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We’re pleased to announce that the April 2024 release (version 1.8.0) of the Azure Developer CLI (azd) is now available. As always, you can learn about how to get started with the Azure Developer CLI by visiting our documentation.

Our team is hard at work planning the future of azd, so this month’s release is a little lighter on features than usual. Still, we’re happy to share that we have some exciting work surrounding AI coming to Microsoft Build. If you haven’t signed up yet, early bird registration is open through April 12 or you can register for free to attend virtually. We look forward to seeing you there!

Here’s what’s new in azd this month:

  • .NET Aspire enhancements
  • Breaking changes for secrets in Container Apps (azure-dev#3589)

.NET Aspire enhancements

As a part of azd‘s continued partnership with .NET Aspire, we made several noteworthy changes:

To learn more about these and other .NET Aspire enhancements, check out .NET Aspire’s latest product updates.

Breaking change for securely passing secrets in Container Apps

One of our wonderful community contributors, pamelafox, made an update to enable you to securely pass secrets into container-app modules. The container-app.bicep and container-app-upsert.bicep modules now mark the secrets parameter as secure(), and expect secrets to be an object (instead of an array). You need to reformat your array of [{name: 'secret-name', value: secretValue}, ...] as an object: {'secret-name': secretValue, ...} instead.

Other changes and enhancements

We also added smaller enhancements and fixed issues requested by users that should improve your experience working with the azd. Some notable changes include:

Community contributions

We’d also like to extend a special thanks to the community contributors of this release:

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