DevSecOps

DevSecOps I was very fortunate enough to be given a pass to go to the Native Cloud Summit here in Wellington by my work and it was an amazing two days, it allowed me to get an idea of what was happening in the industry and where my thinking and others within my teams thinking aligned with the industry and it allowed me to see that we are currently all facing the same issue, Security and DevOps....

August 6, 2022 · 3 min · 549 words · Nick Wilkinson

Personal Projects and Cloud Certifications

Self Learning Via Projects When I am learning something new I always try and create a project of it and try aim it around a real world scenario, doing this allows me to understand it a lot more compared to just reading about it. The reason I am writing a blog about this is to hopefully help those who are trying to get into a Cloud Engineering/DevOps role and to discuss what I have learned so far and what has helped me in my IT career....

July 17, 2022 · 3 min · 449 words · Nick Wilkinson

Devops Pipeline

When it comes to deploying Terraform via Pipelines your choices are almost limitless, you can go about it in so many ways, I personally have been deploying a lot of work based projects via Azure DevOps which has led me to also use it for personal projects. Pipeline Setup The pipeline setup I use is pretty basic and I won’t go into the weeds of the yaml file etc, but I will cover what it’s doing and how I deploy it....

July 11, 2022 · 2 min · 214 words · Nick Wilkinson

Terraform File Structure For Azure DevOps

This post is mainly a post for myself so that I remember how I structure Terraform for when I am deploying it in Azure DevOps. File Structure main.tf providers.tf backend.tf variables.tf variables.tfvars modules main.tf The main file just contains your terraform resource and module blocks, not much needs to be explained here. providers.tf Here is where we can set the version of terraform if we want to ensure that only a certain version of Terraform is used....

July 11, 2022 · 3 min · 459 words · Nick Wilkinson