[Azure] News for Developers, February 2019

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] Local Service Fabric cluster won’t hit debug breakpoints

Today one in the “what the heck!?”-category. I had setup a freshly installed VM with Service Fabric SDK and Visual Studio, to debug a Service Fabric application. When I ran the app from VS, it got deployed into Service Fabric, all lights green. But weirdly, none of my breakpoints in Visual Studio were hit. So I tried numerous things like checking the debug profile in VS, rebuilding, removing the application, etc. etc. All to no avail.

When I tried resetting the cluster itself, I got the following error:

Access Control Lists are usually tied to folders, but of course this very helpful error does not include the actual folder. In the event log, a number of warnings were also feature, like:

Hmmm ok… again not that helpful. I’ll spare the Google query I’ve undertaken and skip to the end result:

Add the “ServiceFabricAdministrators” and “ServiceFabricUsers” groups to C:\SFDevClusterΒ with Full Control permissions. Those groups were not there in my case and once added, everything started behaving normally again. So not sure why they were not there, but adding them fixed everything. You’ll need to reset your cluster to get everything working afterwards.

[Azure] News for Developers, January 2019

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] News for Developers, December 2018

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Happy new year everyone! To start off a brand new year, here’s the round-up of 2018’s final month!

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] News for Developers, November 2018

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] Your first Azure project

Although Azure is definitely not new any more, there are still a lot of developers, product owners, testers and other project members out there who have never seen it or worked with it. On the Azure projects I embark on, I notice that this is usually a difficulty, which surprised me at first. But there are repeating patterns and lessons to be learned here, so I’m hoping to address some of those with this blog post. Hope it helps!

  1. It’s a platform, not a feature
  2. It’s the cloud, Microsoft deals with security!
  3. We’re DevOps, we can manage
  4. I don’t understand it and therefore: Azure sucks!

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[Azure] Deploying a Service Fabric cluster with custom SSL + client cert authentication

Within my current project we’re using Service Fabric in Azure to deploy a micro service (like) architecture. Upon a redesign of some parts of the solution, I decided to check whether I could improve our Service Fabric configuration. There were two things I wanted to achieve:

  1. Run the cluster on a custom URL, secured with a custom certificate.
  2. Use a client certificate for authentication of Azure DevOps deployments.

I’ll come to the why part of these requirements below.

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[Azure] News for Developers, October 2018

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] News for Developers, September 2018

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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[Azure] News for Developers, August 2018

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Now this is based on my personal feeds and my personal opinion, so you might miss things or see things which in your opinion do not matter. Feel free to comment below and I’ll see what I can do for the next edition. And honestly, this is more a personal reference than anything else so having actual readers would already be awesome πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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