Category: Cloud

In case you missed #1

To wrap things up weekly I decided to introduce a short list of Azure news, which seemed the most important for me. It’s a purely subjective collection of articles, which may or may not affect you, still I treat it as a good reminder of what goodness was introduced recently. Public feeds available for Azure Read More

Passing variables from a build to a release with variable groups in Azure DevOps

Passing a variable to a release pipeline in Azure DevOps is one of the major challenges when building your CI/CD pipelines. While it should be something straightforward and intuitive, there’s no way to do this directly. Fortunately, there are variable groups, which can help in achieving the goal. The “intuitive” approach As in DevOps, many Read More

Changing the type of a column in Azure Table Storage

Azure Table Storage is a simple storage solution, which gives you the possibility to leverage NoSQL capabilities combined with low cost and easy configuration. It is very liberal when it comes to schema restrictions(in fact, it allows you to store different schemas inside a single table) and aims at storing unstructured and often raw data, Read More

Getting started with Java in Azure Functions

Some time ago, Java support in Azure Functions went from a public preview to GA. This means, that you should be able to leverage the capabilities of the Java programming language even on the production environments(taking into consideration the official support from Microsoft). I’ve had a chance to play a little bit with the newest Read More

My book amongst “7 Best New PaaS Books To Read In 2019”

Not expected that, but I’m happy to announce, that my latest book “Hands-on Azure for Developers” made the top of the new PaaS books list 🙂 Read More

Developing services with Azure Functions 2.0 workshop

There are still some places left for the upcoming workshop during AzureDay 2019 in Poland, where I and Jakub Gutkowski will show you, what is the most efficient way to work with Azure Functions. Here you can find the full agenda: With the newest version of Azure Functions, written in .NET Core, you can create Read More

Disappearing local storage account

Because I like to have my development environment up to date, I recently installed the newest update to Azure Storage Explorer, which is marked with version 1.4.0. Some time later I opened it because I wanted to check some Table Storage entities stored locally and this is what I noticed: For some reason, I lost access Read More

Bad Request when inserting data to Azure Table Storage

Recently I faced a bit irritating problem when working with Azure Table Storage – I could not insert an entity because of the following error: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. Yes, this is incredibly helpful message I got there. Let’s assume we have following entity schema: So far so good – it Read More

Analyzing Table Storage bindings locally in Azure Functions

In one of my current projects I heavily rely on Table Storage bindings used in many of my functions. In fact I have several dozen API functions, which are the base of the whole system. Because codebase grows each day, I needed a tool, which will allow me easily validate whether I query Table Storage correctly – that means Read More

Secure Azure Functions locally using a custom provider

Developing Azure Functions could be cumbersome if you want to use App Service Authentication feature. While it works flawlessly when a function is deployed, it brings many unfair challenges when working locally(mostly because of a need to create an artificial mock of the identity provider and injecting it somehow). I decided to give it a try and Read More