Apr 29, 2019
Today’s guest is Rob Richardson — a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET, Node, Angular, and Vue. He’s a software developer, a community leader, a mentor, and a business owner (of Richardson & Sons.) Rob is also a Microsoft MVP; published author; frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events; and a diligent teacher and student of high-quality software development.
As an expert on Containers in Azure, Rob gives his insights and recommendations. In this episode, he explains the critical steps when creating a container, what developers should consider when looking to run and support Containers through Azure, and much, much more.
Topics of Discussion:
[:47] About today’s episode and guest.
[1:26] Jeffrey welcomes Rob to the podcast.
[1:52] What are Containers ready for so far in Azure?
[4:15] How did Rob come to focus on Containers?
[5:56] Does Rob consider Containers more of a Dev concept or an Ops concept?
[8:42] Rob’s advice to those with existing .NET framework applications looking to run and support Containers through Azure.
[11:29] What should developers consider for .NET framework applications that are tied to Windows?
[17:22] Rob outlines the critical steps for creating a container that packages up their application.
[22:33] What the term ‘Image’ means in Containers.
[23:31] About the Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.
[23:57] If a build succeeds (from a continuous integration process starting with the container), does Rob recommend continuing by promoting the container to various environments along the way to production?
[25:50] How many application components should go in a single container? And if you’re doing a .NET build, should you intentionally do it only on a few projects or should you do it at the solution level?
[30:25] How do Containers affect what your monthly Azure bill might be vs. using PaaS services?
[33:27] Resources that Rob recommends listeners follow-up on to learn more about this topic!
[35:50] Where to find Rob online and find him at upcoming conferences!
Mentioned in this Episode:
Clear Measure (Sponsor)
Rob Richardson’s Blog
Rob’s Twitter: @Rob_Rich
Richardson & Sons
The Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 10: “Talking Azure DevOps at the Microsoft Ignite Event 2018”
Azure Container Instances (ACI)
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