PowerShell Core and AzureRM.NetCore.Preview Module Install Scripts for Ubuntu and OS X

Note: This post is now old. Please use my latest installer from this blog post.  Quick update today – I wrote a few new install scripts for PowerShell Core with the AzureRM.NetCore.Preview module and optional install of Azure CLI. You can access the scripts using the below links. Each script will install: NET Core 1.1…


Badass Terminal: FCU WSL Edition (oh-my-zsh, powerlevel9k, tmux, and more!)

It’s that time again! The time to write another epic blog post, this time for WSL, also known as Windows Subsystem for Linux. One of my most popular posts is my badass terminal post for iTerm2/MacOS so I thought it was only fitting to try and recreate the same environment for WSL. The Windows 10…

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Automate Deployment to Docker Swarm and Kubernetes on Azure using Codefresh

I’m so excited to write this blog post so without further ado, let’s jump right in: Codefresh and Microsoft. Codefresh is a Docker-native CI/CD platform that allows you to instantly build, test, and deploy Docker images to both Swarm and Kubernetes clusters. Through its unique platform, Codefresh offers continuous unit, integration, and UI testing, as…

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Tmux 2.6 copy/paste and bind tips and tricks!

I recently updated my tmux install to the latest version 2.6-rc3. I hadn’t updated since prior to April. When I did update, my former .tmux.conf I mentioned in my macOS ohmyzsh + tmux + vim + iTerm2 + Powerlevel9k = Badass terminal blog post had several errors due to breaking changes. This post will address the ones that…

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Azure ARM Templates – How to embed full scripts in your JSON templates!

Earlier today a colleague and I discovered a pretty neat trick when dissecting a broken ARM template; we learned you can encode complete scripts and embed them in your templates. This post will explain how to do so. First, some assumptions: You have a Linux/Unix based machine available (terminal on Mac works fine, as does…


Complete pipeline with Jenkins, ACS (Docker Swarm), and Azure Container Registry

In this blog post, we will walk through a demonstration of a complete pipeline of a deployment to Docker Swarm on Azure Container Service (ACS) using Jenkins (hosted on Azure) and Azure Container Registry (ACR). You can grab the demo file used on my GitHub here. Pro tip! If you’re using BitBucket and you have…


Pro tip: Jenkins and Docker build server

I’m currently sitting at a coffee shop with a Microsoft partner and we just spent the last hour banging our head against the table over the following error as part of our Jenkins pipeline project when running our docker.build command: got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: xxxxx…


Updated! PowerShell Core [Beta] 6.04, AzureRM.NetCore Module, and Az CLI 2.0 Install Scripts for Ubuntu and OS X

Quick update today – I previously wrote new install scripts for PowerShell Core Versions 6.11 and 6.14 with the AzureRM.NetCore.Preview module and optional install of Azure CLI (1.0). Today, I have updated them! The below scripts have been modified to install the current, as of today (8/2/2017), version of PowerShell Core (Beta 6.04), an optional install…

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Linuxfest Northwest Deck: DevOps: CI/CD to Azure through Codeship

By popular request, this post is quick and simple – it’s just a post with a link to download the deck I used for my talk at Linuxfest Northwest 2017, “DevOps: CI/CD to Azure through Codeship.” The PPT deck is here. Some additional helpful links: Codeship GitHub Repo My public GitHub Azure CLI 2.0  My…