Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.05.17

Edward Thomson

The weekend’s nearly here, so it’s almost time to relax. Don’t tell your boss that I suggested it, but maybe you should knock off a little early and catch up on the DevOps news. Lucky for me, I’m not in the office next week: I’ll be at Techorama Belgium and GitHub Satellite. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you’re there, too!

Configuring Cypress in CI with Azure DevOps Pipelines
End-to-end web testing is always tricky, and the Cypress test automation framework aims to make that easier, providing direct access with JavaScript. Mario Cardinal shows how to integrate Cypress into your Azure Pipelines CI builds.

Converting Existing pipeline to YAML, how to avoid double builds
Most of the people that I talk to are moving their existing builds that were created with the visual designer over to YAML – it’s generally as easy as “export as YAML”. But you still want to keep the old build definition around for old branches; Gian Maria Ricci reminds you to avoid queueing double builds when you do.

Container DevOps: Beyond Build (Part 5) – Prometheus Operator
On the Azure DevOps team, we believe that we haven’t really shipped a feature until we are collecting data about how it operates and are able to monitor that feature in production. Colin Dembovsky takes the DevOps pipeline beyond builds and looks at how to integrate monitoring.

Azure DevOps Pipelines: Leveraging OWASP ZAP in the Release Pipeline
It’s critical to shift-left as much as possible into the pull request and continuous integration processes; that especially includes security. You want to scan your applications early to find problems as quickly as possible, not weeks after a deploy. Francis Lacroix shows you how to integrate the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy into a pipeline.

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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