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Liam Moat

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Deploy to Firebase with Bitbucket Pipelines February, 2018

Firebase is a cloud platform from Google offering a number of great products giving you everything you need to build and grow your web and mobile apps. This post shows you how to take advantage of Hosting, which when combined with Bitbucket Pipelines can give you cost-effective hosting and CI/CD for your static website.

Resource functions with Azure Resource Manager templates June, 2017

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) provides a collection of resource functions that can be used to reference your resource’s configuration and state in an ARM deployment template. In this blog post, I have collated some common use cases for these functions and provided some snippets for your reference.

Pull an SQLite database file from an Android device for debugging June, 2017

SQLite is the default database used for local storage across most mobile operating systems. Many cross-platform frameworks offer first class support for SQLite too, including the Ionic Framework and Azure Mobile App Service. I often find it useful to get access to the SQLite database to aid development, testing and debugging. Mostly for my own future reference, this is a quick guide to pull an SQLite database from an Android device and then open it using SQLite Database Browser. While these steps are written for Windows they are mostly the same from macOS.

Find the outbound IP addresses used by Azure App Services November, 2016

When making an outbound network call from Azure App Services it can be useful to know your application’s outbound IP addresses. Usually, you will use this information to configure the firewalls of external services to allow requests from your application. In Azure, your application’s outbound IP addresses are fixed. This post explains where to find your application’s IP addresses using the portal, the Resource Explorer, Powershell and the cross-platform CLI.

Azure App Services - Ping with Kudu October, 2016

Working with Azure App Services often involves an element of networking. A straight forward example could include making a request to an internet routable web service. You might be using a Hybrid Connection to access an on-premise resource. A more complex scenario could involve a Virtual Network and Azure’s ExpressRoute. If any of these sound familiar, you will probably have wanted to try and ping your target endpoint.

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