Adventures with Azure DevOps: Manual Validations

I wanted to test adding approvals to an Azure DevOps YAML pipeline, outside of Environment approvals. I created a project that contains the following files: deploy.bicep – Bicep template that will create a storage account in Azure. validate.ps1 – PowerShell script that mocks a validation stage, could be a what-if or some other validation. deploy.ps1…

Adventures with Azure DevOps: Assembly Version Validation

I have a .NET 5 Web Api that I deploy using classic pipeline in Azure DevOps. When my Web Api is published I want to confirm that the correct version was really deployed, sometimes things happen where the deployment is successful but for some reason the older assembly might not be overwritten. In my Web…

Adventures with Azure DevOps: .azcli Files to .sh

I am building a pipeline for deploying my application, the first thing I needed to do was deploy my Azure resources. I have a tendency to be more imperative with my deployment strategy, using Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI over Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates. I use Visual Studio Code to code my azure-pipelines.yml file,…

Adventures with Azure DevOps: Create a Custom Dashboard Widget

I have been doing a lot with Azure DevOps lately, from building pipelines to dashboard. As I was building out a dashboard with various widget, I wondered if it was possible to create a custom dashboard widget! What do you know? You can! The widget are a combination of HTML, JavaScript and CSS. So I…