Cheatsheet and best practices for Git

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Git is distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is a primary tool for both developers and cloud engineers who are moving to infrastructure as code. Git is the core of a modern version control software, which keeps track of every modification to the code in a special kind of database. If (dare I say “when”) a mistake is made, you can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the mistake while minimizing disruption to all team members.

You do not need to have your repository set up to get started with Git. Although you will want to set one up to save your changes and to manage your deployments. Learn more about how to set up your repositories in the previous post.

In this article, you will find a list of resources to use to learn how to get started with Git.  The article provides some sample command in a pattern you will use for your code or your infrastructure as a code. There are also references on how to get started learning Git.

Or .. if you prefer you can use the Git Cheatsheet from GitHub. The contribution made in this blog post is to show you common patterns you will use daily.

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Set up Git with repository on GitHub or Azure DevOps Repos

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In setting up our production environments, we’re started to get some code that we will want to backup, save, reuse, make changes, and share with others. We will want collaborate. And a source control system is idea for all this.

Git is distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is a primary tool for both developers and cloud engineers who are moving to infrastructure as code. In our next post you will learn more about Git workflows. But first, because our blog is related to enterprise production, you will you will want to set up a repository for your code.

The purpose of this article is to provide the steps to get set up and provide the steps for some common scenarios for both GitHub and Azure DevOps so you can get started checking in code.
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Understanding Azure Policy for regulatory compliance

azpolicyUse Azure Policy to manage and enforce your standards for governance and compliance and to assess that compliance at scale. The idea is to set standards and to be able to demonstrated your organization is meeting your regularoty compliance goals.

In previous blog posts, you learned about setting up Management Groups and Security Center. For management groups, you learned that policies can be applied  across multiple subscriptions. You noticed that Security Center provides a set of policies (an an policy initiative) for your subscription.

In this post, learn the basics of Azure Policy for you to manage resource consistency, regulatory compliance, security, and cost. And how Policies can be grouped together as initiatives, and how you can assign initiatives to specific regulatory compliance goals.

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Checklist of Azure tools for enterprise admin: PowerShell, AzCopy, Azure CLI, Docker, Git, Azure Providers

powershellAzure provides the Azure Cloud Shell which includes almost every tool you will need already installed. But that requires you to be logged into the portal. And it times out after a short time. So you can administer Azure from your desktop.

There are tools you will normally want on your local computer to administer Azure:

  • PowerShell
  • Azure Powershell
  • Azure CLI and some additional tools (such as jq and Kubernetes)
  • AzCopy
  • Git
  • Docker
  • Visual Studio Code and extensions

All are cross platform tools. In this article, you will learn how to install the tools from the command line. And you will learn about Azure providers and how to add them to your subscription.

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Object JavaScript – Building Stateful jQuery UI Plugin Using Widget Factory

imageIn this post, you will learn step-by-step to build your own custom, reusable, testable jQuery UI widget.

You will extend the jQuery library with custom UI code and then use it on a page. The initial plug-in will be trivial to demonstrate the jQuery Widget Factory pattern. You will provide properties that you can change to change the look of your widget and you will provide some methods that will respond to user input.

In this post example, you will learn how to create a simple click counter. Click a button, increase the count. The idea is to show you the steps to create a jQuery UI Widget.

The Widget Factory system manages state, allows multiple functions to be exposed via a single plugin, and provides various extension points.

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