I attended my first Azure meeting at the Microsoft building in Aksarben.
The group meets last Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
The topic was on Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric is the PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering for service-oriented systems. By leveraging the same platform Microsoft uses to build their own services (such as Azure SQL Database and Azure Cosmos DB), developers have access to a wide range of tools to improve scalability, reliability, and management of their microservices systems.
In this talk, Sr. Software Architect Andy Unterseher will explain what Service Fabric is, how it is hosted in Azure, which types of applications are best suited for it, and some situations where it may not be appropriate. Using a live application, Andy will demonstrate how to develop with Service Fabric and show how to deploy it from Azure DevOps. He will compare Service Fabric to other platforms (like Kubernetes) and talk about the still-in-preview Azure Service Fabric Mesh.
Hosting Services in Azure
I heard the term of iDesign which was talked at a topic at another meetup.
Can deploy asp.net core and api’s into the service fabric.
Should your solution know about Service Fabric?
Updates create a package of differential when updating.
Template vs Yml file.
What does Service Fabric do?
Allows to host legacy code and docker. Recommendation is not to.
What is the different in Mesh?
Mesh is container based?
Deploy across availability zones
About 4:00 p.m. after the AIM IT Leadership Academy: Reality Based Leadership Session every was escorted to the atrium where we will meet any guests that will be coming. My accountability buddy along with other teammates from Farm Credit Services of America were down there waiting. There were free drinks and light appetizers from Upstream Brewery served.
At about 4:20 p.m. everyone was ushered into the auditorium for a graduation ceremony.
Each member of the graduation class was called up one at time to say a few words. I was given a triangle plaque with my name and graduation class.
I spoke about being thankful for the opportunity to be in the program. I also mentioned how the interacting with different members in the capstone cup was eye opening to how other companies work.
On Friday May 3rd the last AIM IT Leadership session was held at Omaha Public Power District located at in downtown Omaha at the Energy Plaza at 444 So. 16th Street.
This session was on Reality-Based Leadership. This is based on research and book by Cy Wakeman. This is a local speaker who wrote a book on the topic.
The principles of Reality-Based Leadership include:
- Refusing to argue with reality
- Valuing action over opinion
- Leading first, managing second
- Bulletproofing employees so that they can succeed, regardless of the circumstances
- Working to be happy rather than to be right
The speaker for the day taking us through the course was Alex Dorr.
He started off with saying “I want to Thank you for being here and the opportunity to speak”
Here is a link to my notes along with the power point.
I can say this was my favorite speaker and session.
These were my three actions I took from the course today.
- Work on my personal happiness.
- Help others be accountable.
- Finding what great looks like at work.