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Monitoring Python Applications with Azure App Insights

In this blog post, Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari walks through how to use Azure Application Insights to monitor web applications written in Python using the Flask framework.Read Najib’s blog post here to learn how to set up Application Insights, download and instrument a Python web application, create custom events and metrics ...

Deploying Linked ARM Templates with VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari walks through how to deploy linked ARM templates with Visual Studio Team Services. When dealing with deploying a large number of components in Azure, a single ARM template might be challenging to manage and maintain.  ARM linked templates allow you to make your deployment more ...

Setting up CI/CD targeting Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Using VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari demonstrates how to deploy a containerized ASP.NET Core Web API app into an OpenShift Kubernetes cluster.The first part of this blog will go over how to create a sample ASP.NET Core web application with Docker support. We will use this as our demo app to deploy to the Kubernetes cluster...

Modernizing a Monolithic Application using Microservices and Azure

This post on modernizing your application for the cloud comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari.ContextAs companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, pressure on IT organizations have been mounting to levels that have never been experienced before.  Businesses have the following expectations, among ...

Protecting Secrets using VSTS and Azure Key Vault

In his latest blog post, Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari discusses one approach to protecting sensitive information in your application by using VSTS and Azure Key Vault. If you are building a modern application and are following modern design principles, there is a good chance your application is composed of a number of layers ...