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Liam Moat

Principal Engineer at Microsoft

Find the outbound IP addresses used by Azure App Services

By Liam Moat. .

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

By Liam Moat. .

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.

Bitbucket Pipelines and Unit Testing .NET Core

By Liam Moat. .

Atlassian recently announced continuous delivery inside Bitbucket with Pipelines - build, test and deploy from Bitbucket. Shortly after Microsoft announced the release of .NET Core 1.0. Pipelines can build Node, Ruby, Python, PHP and anything else you can run in a Docker image - including .NET Core. Take a look how to use Pipelines to not only build a .NET Core project, but test it as well!

Backbone.js and Bluebird

By Liam Moat. .

In this blog post I will explain how Backbone.js models can be extended to return an A+ Promise, rather than jQuery’s jqXHR object.

Resourceful API Design

By Liam Moat. .

Creating an API that’s design is readable, sustainable and scalable can be challenging. This short blog post looks at creating a developer friendly, informative and resource centric API design.