Understanding the Azure B Series and CPU credits

Azure recently introduced its first burstable VM size - the B-series. This VM type is meant to compete directly with AWS' T2 instances. In the below few words (or more 😄 ) I try to explain what this means and why you should care. If you still have questions after reading, hit me up on Twitter or leave a comment below. So why do I need a burstable size anyway? If you have applications that remain idle for a long time and burst occasionally, then the B-series might be the perfect fit for you....

 · 7 min · Kay Singh

Integrating Azure Automation Runbook Output with Logic Apps

Problem One of the challenges I have come across the last few days while working with Azure Automation & Logic Apps is how to integrate the output of the Automation Runbook in the Logic Apps workflow. Here’s the scenario, I have been trying to solve - Given an AzureRM resource Id, I want to parse out the name of the subscription, resource group & name of the resource. Here’s an example AzureRM resource Id for reference...

 · 4 min · Kay Singh

Azure Cloud Shell + Solarized Dark = ❤️

I’m a big fan of typography! Clean and beautiful typography can make the experience of coding or reading an article so much better. It’s no wonder if you search for “best programming font”, there’s no shortage of font comparison articles. However, one of the things that is universally agreed upon is how terrible Courier/Courier New is. Azure Cloud Shell is a great product that takes away the complexity of figuring out the installation methods and authentication (esp....

 · 2 min · Kay Singh