Jason Haley

Ramblings from an Independent Consultant

May 2017 Boston Area: Docker and Container Events

If you are in the Boston area (Cambridge or Burlington) and want to learn more about Docker and container technologies – here are three events you may want to attend in the next three weeks:

May 18, 2017 @ 6pm (tonight) in Cambridge is ASP.NET Core and Docker in Azure by @dev_enginerd

ASP.NET Core is a new open-source and cross-platform framework for building modern cloud based internet connected. ASP.NET Core apps can run on .NET Core or on the full .NET Framework. It was architected to provide an optimized development framework for apps that are deployed to the cloud or run on-premises. You can develop and run your ASP.NET Core apps cross-platform on Windows, Mac and Linux.

It has never been easier to add Docker support to ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core applications. Even better, there are many options to host your Docker containers in Azure!

May 23, 2017 @ 6pm in Burlington is Docker Fundamentals: Getting Started with Container Technologies By @aspenwilder

Docker is everywhere today but what is it? In this talk, we will start from the beginning to introduce containers and explore why they have become so popular. Next, we will take a look how to get started using Docker in your applications today and finally how to deploy containers using Azure. By the end, you will have seen containers in action, know how to create your first container and understand your path to production.

May 30, 2017 @ 6pm in Burlington is Containers and DevOps in Azure by @ITProGuru

Containers, the next wave of virtualization, are changing everything! As companies learn about the value of DevOps practices and containerization they are flocking to containers. Now with Docker running on Windows and Docker Containers built into both Azure and Windows Server, containers are poised to take over the virtualization landscape. Nano Server, Microsoft’s newest and smallest ever operating system is poised to lead that charge. Come to the session to learn all about containers and how you can put these technologies to use in your organization. You will learn about the tools and practices for leveraging containers, deploying containers as well as how to continue your journey to becoming a container expert as you grow your technical career. Plus **** insight to the Microsoft commitment to becoming a member and Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation. What it means for Microsoft, Linux, Azure and most importantly to * Open Source *! You do not want to miss this!!!

My 30 Day Challenge and Update on Azure Cloud Certification Studying

It has been a long time since I’ve regularly written in my blog … or anywhere for that matter.  I have been meaning to start writing again but I just haven’t been committed to it enough to do it – until today.

Today I am starting a 30 day challenge for myself – to write something every day for 30 days.

This challenge isn’t to make 30 days of blog entries, but to write something – maybe even just in word or a notebook (ie. doesn’t have to be published).  I want to move toward a cadence of at least one decent blog post a week, but no promises.

Update on studying

Yesterday I signed up to take the 70-534 exam at the end of this month – which gives me around 4 months to study for it.  In November, I was about ready to signup for the exam but found out the exam was going to change so I didn’t finish my studying (I wrote about that last year).

I have been learning and using more and more products and features of Azure for quite sometime, so I think I know the majority of the content on the exam – I just need to freshen up my knowledge on some of the things that I haven’t used in awhile.  Plus I need to practice getting tested on my knowledge again.