PowerShell: not just for Windows anymore

From Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition by Travis Plunk, James Petty, Tyler Leonhardt, Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks

Keeping Up with AWS

An interview with the author of Amazon Web Services in Action, Third Edition Brothers Michael and Andreas Wittig were practicing DevOps before DevOps was a thing. Here Andreas talks about keeping up with AWS changes, creating a freelance career, and… Continue Reading →

Patterns for Infrastructure Dependencies

An excerpt from Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices

By Rosemary Wang

This article discusses how to apply dependency injection to infrastructure to isolate and minimize resource dependencies.

Read it if you’re a sysadmin or software engineer familiar with Python, the basics of provisioning tools like Terraform, and public cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform that wants to get a better grasp on DI for infrastructure.

Defining Infrastructure Declaratively with Crossplane

From Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes by Mauricio Salatino

This article discusses using Crossplane to provision real infrastructure in a declarative way.

Adding Search to a Jamstack Site

From The Jamstack Book by Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi

Let’s learn how to add search functionality to a Jamstack site!

What is the Jamstack and What Can It Do for You?

The Jamstack is more of an architecture or methodology for building web applications than a prescriptive stack of technologies. Jamstack was formed in response to dynamic web page development that many felt had become cumbersome, slow and insecure. The Jamstack architecture offers a number of benefits including page speed, security and cost.

Ingesting Data

By Vlad Riscutia

This is an excerpt from chapter 2 of my book — Data Engineering on Azure — which deals with storage. In this article we’ll look at a few aspects of data ingestion: frequency and load type, and how we can handle corrupted data. We’ll use Azure Data Explorer as the storage solution, but keep in mind that the same concepts apply regardless of the data fabric used. Code samples are omitted from this article, but are available in the book. Let’s start by looking at the frequency with which we ingest data.

Changing Data Classification through Processing

This is an excerpt from a draft of chapter 10 of my book, Azure Data Engineering, which deals with compliance. In this article we’ll look at a few techniques to transform sensitive user data into less sensitive data. In the book, this includes code samples for implementation on Azure Data Explorer, which are omitted from this article. Let’s start with a couple of definitions.

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