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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Aug 15, 2022

Damian Brady is a Developer Advocate at GitHub. He's a developer, speaker, and author specializing in DevOps, MLOps, developer process, and software architecture. Formerly a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft for four years, and before that, a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a 20-plus year background in software development and consulting in a broad range of industries. In Australia, he co-organized the Brisbane .Net User Group and launched the annual DDD Brisbane conference.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:45] How does Damian describe the landscape between Microsoft and GitHub?

[4:12] What is it about automated development that jazzes Damian up?

[5:57] Damian describes the lay of the land with GitHub Actions.

[10:39] Does GitHub have a package repository?

[14:19] For your build, you can keep them as just artifacts that are for that particular workflow, or you can create a package and put it into one of those package repositories for later retrieval.

[14:25] Damian talks about the transition to deploying to the first pre-production environment in your chain.

[19:12] What do the non-secret variables look like?

[22:09] To what extent is there still overlap from Azure, and how does it deviate?

[26:22] There are two options: there are actions that are in the marketplace, and then you can also run your own scripts.

[30:10] Damian and his team are building around a pretty core experience where you have a project that you’re deploying to multiple environments.

[34:24] How is Octopus Deploy similar? How is it different?


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Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon!

Jeffrey Palermo’s YouTube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

Damian Brady On DevOps for Data Science and Machine Learning

Chris Patterson on Github Actions


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