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Azure DevOps Podcast

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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:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

Windows Containers

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 Kubernetes (AKS)

Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Azure Web Apps


Docker Hub

Azure Container Registry

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Rob’s upcoming presentations



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