Packer and Terraform Development - Part 1

Paul Leska

Something I have been doing a lot is creating automation to generate cloud environments in Microsoft Azure. One thing that took me a while to figure out was how to have a good development experience using Azure as a backend when doing this development on Windows. In this post I talk about how I have setup a developer environment that is compatible with a CI/CD pipeline experience later. I love having a good CI/CD pipeline but I find doing development with running the pipeline repeatedly can be cumbersome and also hard to debug.

Azure Static Website

Paul Leska

To create this website I thought I would give a run at using the new Azure static web sites feature that Azure storage can provide. One thing I wanted to understand is how to host the site with reasonably lower costs and at the same time provide a secure SSL connection to the blog.