Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.04.19

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It’s a gorgeous long weekend here in England – it’s warm and the sun is shining, two things that don’t happen here all the time. I’m heading outside to enjoy it, and I hope you’ve got some nice weather, too. But if you’re stuck with the dreary end of winter, then I’ll leave you with some great articles from the community to keep you busy.

Publishing Static Content to Azure Blob Storage
It’s easy to create a powerful and scalable static site by putting Azure CDN in front of Azure Blob Storage. But how do you deploy that site? You could use AzCopy, but Jason N. Gaylord shows you a better way using Azure Pipelines.

What’s new in NDepend
The powerful NDepend analysis tool for .NET projects has long had integration into Visual Studio. But now they’ve added Azure DevOps integration: you can run NDepend as part of your Azure Pipelines build and show the results right in the dashboard. You can find the extension in the marketplace!

Why I don’t like PowerShell: the search for maintainable code
I love PowerShell, but Wouter de Kort isn’t convinced yet. He’s just joined a project that has sloppy PowerShell, and he’s on a mission to transform it into a modern software project. He’s refactored it, added unit tests and – of course – an Azure Pipelines build.

Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps
One of the cool things about IaaS automation is that you can stand up entire environments programmatically, giving you a safe and predictable way to build out your infrastructure. Florent Appointaire’s two-part series shows you how to use Azure Pipelines to automate Terraform deployments.

The ObjectSharp Podcast: Azure DevOps and Agile Tooling
Martin Woodward from the Azure DevOps team join the ObjectSharp podcast and talks about his history at Microsoft, how Azure DevOps has become a suite of independent products, and the tools that development teams are using in their DevOps transformation.

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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Edward Thomson

Principal Program Manager, Azure DevOps

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