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DevOps with GitHub and Azure: The Big Picture

by Marcel de Vries

GitHub has a tool suite to support continuous delivery and DevOps. Want to see what this tool suite can do for you? Then this course is for you! In less than two hours, you get a full overview of how the tools can support your team.

What you'll learn

Continuous delivery is essential for modern businesses and projects.. In this course, DevOps with Github and Azure: The Big Picture, you will get an overview of how to use the GitHub tool suite to implement continuous delivery and DevOps for your projects or organization.

First, you'll start with the exploration of GitHub at the heart of the system, which is the hosting of Git repositories for your organization in the cloud or on-premises. You'll create new repositories, push to the GitHub cloud-based service, set up branch policies, and use GitHub pull requests to ensure a "four eyes" principle for all code changes. This will help you satisfy a very important requirement for most enterprises.

Next, you'll learn how you can use GitHub Issues, projects, and pages to support your team in their agile way of work and the way this integrates with the repo to provide end-to-end traceability from requirement to code change.

Then, you'll look at automation and how we can use GitHub Actions to automate everything, how to build a pull request verification, and how to deploy the software to the Microsoft Azure Platform so you can implement continuous delivery.

Finally, after you know how to automate everything, you'll go into the use of package management and the use of the supply chain tools to ensure you scan your code for known vulnerabilities, and the scanning of packages that also can contain known vulnerabilities.

You'll conclude with the use of Codespaces, which provides a cloud-based Integrated Development Environment for your team members and enables remote work from anywhere without the need for any installation of software on your local computer.

At the end of this course, you will have a clear overview of what the GitHub tool suite can do for you and how you can use it to implement continuous delivery and DevOps in your organization to deliver software to the Azure Cloud.

About the author

Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Marcel co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia they help customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting, and Full Stack development with both Microsoft and open source products. Marcel spends most of his time looking at how new emerging technologies, a shift in mindset, and a new way of work, can help organizations get software in production... more

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