IIS and Powershell Automation

When designing web applications becomes extremely sophisticated, CI/CD is keeping accelerating and supporting and troubleshooting is every day more challenging and complex, talking about webservers seems completely old fashioned, Well… I don’t think so. Let me explain!

Web development, Networking, Security are still moving targets, but webservers are still a key component for the delivery of our content.

Focusing on implementing scripting and automation to improve one of these: web development tools, testing, network operations, security…  can have a positive impact on making more meaningful use of your time and your energies. Continue reading “IIS and Powershell Automation”

Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell

Everything should start with a SOLID plan, not just influenced by the enthusiasm of a successful PoC, briefly tested and blessed/approved by the management where the implementation challenges are hidden in plain sight!

I wanted to write this article since I’ve started scriptinglibrary.com, but I will try to keep this article to a technical level where you can enjoy the first experience and avoid bad ones. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed or lost into the number of services and the possibilities offered by cloud computing. Continue reading “Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell”

PowerShell: When and Where Writing Logs Matters

In the early days of my career, I had the epiphany that “Best Practices” really do not exist or apply to most scenarios. It should be all driven by logic and common sense in the end. What makes much more sense is to find the standard /common practice compares to the mythological unicorn of “best practices” and see if has value and benefit in a specific case. Continue reading “PowerShell: When and Where Writing Logs Matters”

Book Review: Agile Application Security

I’m always looking for books that cover a topic with a different angle or a broader approach, this one is the perfect example, indeed, security-focused but through the magnifier lens or under the influence/culture of Agile.

Working for a Software Development company I found this book a good match for my DevOps/System Engineer role and I put it in my wish-list. Six months ago I purchased another book, but guessed what happened? Continue reading “Book Review: Agile Application Security”

Git Pocket Guide

Once again this is not a sponsored review by my 2 cents.

This pocket guide it’s not an introduction on git the best practices, but it will show some options available and will boost your confidence and knowledge to solve most of the common problems. It’s full of practical examples with just enough deep dive into git to show you the things work under the hood.

This book is very good “to show you the tip of the iceberg”. Git, like any other distributed systems it’s complex, but most of its common features and operations are easy to understand aren’t so difficult and if you’re not familiar with the cli, there are plenty of tools to get you started. Continue reading “Git Pocket Guide”