ClearDB is no longer included as part of my MSDN subscription. I could either pay extra or migrate to the new Azure database for MySQL server. I chose to migrate. Continue reading Migrating from ClearDB to Azure MySQL
I got my Azure Pass approved yesterday.
The corporate firewall is so locked down that I can’t connect to any Azure SQL instance and the proxy setup won’t allow certificates to flow from a SF cluster into my browser. Argh!
So, I had to find a work around. Queue the begging. 😉
I know it’s been a while. This afternoon is the first in weeks that I’m had a few moments to reset my brain.
I’m neck deep in an Azure POC for my business unit. I’m demoing a scalable, globally deployed microservice enabled system. (I know too many buzzwords). Think Excel client with a full cloud backend with everything that implies and it’s available worldwide.
There has been a lot to learn for this POC. But it’s all coming together. Along the way we did a full DevOps pipeline on VisualStudio.com. I learned some of the ins and out for release a service fabric app to secured cluster; added more PowerShell skills to my toolbox; extended my understanding of Docker and Azure Function; etc, etc, etc.
It’s been an interesting quarter.
I’ve been developing a path to get us out of our tendency of developing separate apps to solve each business problem into a service-based solution where we get true reuse our of our components.
I was part of the problem that created our status quo. I spent years writing custom apps for so-called one-off solutions. I have finally learned that is the wrong way to develop apps in an enterprise environment.
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Complexity (Theory).
Currently, I’ve got Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) by Jeffery Kluger on my nightstand. Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell is next in the queue. I’ve read it before, but I think I need a refresher.
I’ve got a meeting on this topic scheduled for later today. In an effort to make things more “management friendly” I wanted to find a couple images to go along with the discussion. In the process I stumbled across Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework. He has a short video on YouTube too. From there you can get more info.
Looks like I have more studying to do…
Things I learned from Juval Lowy.
Add an existing project
Change the filter to “.sln”
This has been around since VS2008. I never knew…