PowerShell Invoke-RestMethod : The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send

As I’m writing more PowerShell (what I really mean is googling PowerShell or asking Steven @StevenMurawski), I ran into this weird thing. I was trying to hit an Azure Function that I wrote using Invoke-RestMethod and I kept getting the error: Invoke-RestMethod : The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send … [Read more…]

The URList has DevOps!!! But… We Can Make It Even BETTER!!!!!

Recently, Burke Holland (@burkeholland) and Cecil Phillip (@cecilphillip) released their awesome app The Urlist, a real world serverless app (check it out, it’s cool). After reading Burke’s blog post talking about The Urlist, I came away with 3 conclusions. Very cool app and very cool use of serverless technology Burke’s blogging style is freaking awesome!!! … [Read more…]

Azure Pipeline Announcements at Build 2019

Build was ridiculously exciting and fun (although EXHAUSTING for me as I wasn’t really supposed to be there. Was supposed to stay home and “rest”. Doesn’t that sound horrible? Resting???? While BUILD is going on????). We announced all sorts of new and cool stuff around Azure DevOps. Here’s a list of all Azure DevOps related … [Read more…]

Getting Code Coverage info for a .net core app in Azure Pipelines

I’ve always wondered how to get code coverage information for a .net core app in my build pipeline in Azure Pipelines. When I just use the standard .net core template from AzD, I get my test results published but I don’t get any code coverage info. I’ve always known that getting code coverage is possible. … [Read more…]

The Dynatrace Unbreakable Pipeline in VSTS and Azure? Bam!

Recently, Andreas Grabner (@grabnerandi on twitter) of Dynatrace demoed their Unbreakable Pipeline to me and Donovan. I immediately leaned over to Donovan and said, “Dude, that is sick. We can use Dynatrace for Azure Monitoring and we can totally build Dynatrace’s Unbreakable Pipeline using VSTS and Azure!”. Then I really started geeking out. “We can … [Read more…]

Trying to write Async Release Gates for VSTS using Azure functions? Read this!

Recently, Donovan asked me to work with Dynatrace getting their unbreakable pipeline working with VSTS and Azure. The concept is like this:  Use Dynatrace to monitor your environments and protect your pipeline with the monitoring.  With Dynatrace you can define exactly what you want to monitor as well as the thresholds for what you are … [Read more…]

Containers, Kubernetes and DevOps for an Old as Dirt Developer (Or DevOps Nirvana with Kubernetes), Part 5/6

Table Of Content Part 1: Intro to containers, Kubernetes and DevOps Part 2: Getting started (setting up my dev environment) Part 3: My first app –  .net core, vscode, WSL, containerize and deploy to local k8s AND debug it while running in k8s??? GTFOH Part 4: Deploy to k8s in the cloud (Azure Kubernetes Service … [Read more…]