It’s now over a year since I started developing on Azure Virtual Machines and while it’s not cheap (more on this later), it’s hard for me to go back and develop locally on physical machines. In this post, I’ll go over the advantages of owning and developing on a Virtual Machine hosted in the cloud.
I had a live web app in Azure that I wanted to hook up with a CDN using Cloudflare. Good news – Cloudflare has a free Global CDN offering and so I didn’t have to pay anything to use it. For more details about what other features you can have with a free account, see
I’ve encountered this a couple of times and from experience, it’s usually either after any of the below: Disk resize – in my case, I increased my disk size from 120gb to 200gb Installation of Windows upgrades in the VM Most of the time you can just navigate to your Virtual Machine > Support+Troubleshooting >
I noticed the other day a new section on the Publish page in Visual Studio that allows developers to setup Continuous Delivery right within VS 2017: So I gave it a try and was honestly impressed at how easy it was to configure. Follow the screenshots below: Hit OK and wait for it to run.
Umbraco’s site installation comes with an SDF database. For obvious reasons, I needed to migrate this to SQL Server. Below are the steps I took to make it work. Before proceeding to the steps below, you will need to install following: ExportSqlCE40.exe which you can download from here SQL Server Compact 4.0 Runtime from here
To trust Azure Active Directory users on your application, you will need to create an app registration on Azure. Portal > Active Directory > App registrations > + New application registration Fill up the details of your app. The sign-on URL can be changed later so you can enter a local site
Update: Turns out that the Boot diagnostics failure that I’ve been getting below has got nothing to do with my Azure Virtual machine being stuck in the “Starting” state. If you arrived on this post because you have the same issue of a VM being stuck in “Starting” state, follow this post instead. Otherwise, keep reading
This one took me several days to configure as it seems like Google has been constantly upgrading its security rules and so I found a lot of solutions online that no longer work. It’s possible this article may get outdated soon but at the time of writing, this is what made my “Contact Us” page
You will find lots of articles regarding Dependency Injection and why you should implement this design pattern. While this post is not about the “why” but the “how”, my two cents to “why do it” is below: Code becomes easily testable Components/layers are decoupled Overall promotes maintainability and good software practice This post will guide