Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.02.15

Edward Thomson

I hope you had another great week – I certainly did! I had the good fortune to spend time building out some fun container-based Azure Pipelines builds for open source projects. Expect a blog post on that soon! In the meantime, here’s some other great blog posts that I found this week.

Using Azure DevOps Pipelines to Deploy Azure Functions written in Java
Ten years ago, I came to Microsoft as a former Unix sysadmin who built Java tools on a Mac. That was strange then, but a decade later, we’re all about any language on any platform. Mani Bindra has a great post about using Azure Pipelines to deploy Azure Functions that are written in Java.

Using Environment Variables in Azure DevOps Pipelines
You can define variables within your Azure Pipelines descriptions, but how can you use them from your build scripts? It may not be obvious, but they get translated to environment variables that you can use in bash or PowerShell. K. Scott Allen explains.

BASTA! TFS & Azure DevOps Day
This looks like a great conference coming to Frankfurt at the end of this month. This is a full day of content around software development, delivery and DevOps. I’m especially interested in the “Azure DevOps meets GitHub” talk but – regrettably – I can’t make it to Germany. I hope you’re able to take my spot.

End-to-end Pull Request on Azure DevOps
When Olivier Léger said that this is an “end-to-end” guide to pull requests, I was skeptical, but it’s totally true. He explains how to create and review and pull request, but he doesn’t stop there. He also explains how to use Azure Pipelines to validate that pull request and even use triggers to deploy it automatically.

As always, if you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure then let me know! I’m @ethomson on Twitter.


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