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Review of webinar: Using Azure DevOps for Delivery of Distributed Cloud Applications by Stanislav Tretyakov.

In their words “…how to build a scalable, maintainable, fully automated CI/CD pipeline for the distributed cloud-native application by using Azure DevOps services”

Tretyakov’s discussion covered the following topics on Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) using Azure DevOps:

CI/CD design

  • Quality gates – various levels of automated testing needed
  • Branch strategy – Consistent code in master using GitFlows well as continuous development process. Trunk based strategy means short lead time and lower maintenance effort.
  • Environment definition – build – development – integration and functional
  • CI/CD map – helps keep consistency vs timeline

Configure CI pipelines using Azure DevOps services

  • Variable groups – split variables by scope such as global, environment, service
  • Task groups – use to manage multiple pipelines simultaneously
  • Gated builds – use branch policies to create gated builds

CD pipelines for distributed cloud apps

  • Splitting artifacts – useful to reuse for different environments like UAT, development and production
  • Configuring stages – Stage can be associated to a separate environment with pre/post deployment conditions

Best Practices

  • Design a draft
  • Code = application while configuration = infrastructure
  • Consolidate variables and tasks
  • Measure results
  • Keep it simple stupid

I give the webinar ” Using Azure DevOps for Delivery of Distributed Cloud Applications” by Stanislav Tretyakov a thumbs up. Right?

This was another excellent webinar that was part of Azure Data Week 2019 By Pragmatic Works. Azure Data Week 2019 cost was dirt cheap at $49 for all webinars and you could review the material for a year. I hope there is Azure Data Week 2020 by Pragmatic Works.


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