Serving Static Websites With Azure Functions

With the new serverless craze I decided to create myself a little challenge to explore Azure Functions. The challenge I came up with was moving my personal website from a CMS to a static site hosted by Functions. This post covers how I achieved this.

Managing Infrastructure With Terraform

Terraform is another amazing tool from the great people over at HashiCorp (The people who brought us Vagrant). It allows you to manage your infrastructure as code on multiple providers.

Introduction to Azure Functions

Azure Functions is described as a event-driven, serverless compute experience. It is Microsoft’s entry into the world of serverless sitting next to other solutions such as AWS Lambda. In this post I will provide a brief introduction to Functions and show you how to use them.

Why Im Excited About Web Apps

If you have not taken a look at Azure Web Apps yet, I highly suggest you do. It is a PaaS offering on Azure and I am super excited about it. Below I will explain why.

Using Laravel Elixir With Symfony 3

So Symfony 3 has finally been launched. It is, of course, amazing and it deserves to have amazing tools run along side it. Because of this I decided to rethink my asset toolchain. My usual gulpfile.js seemed a bit dated and, to be honest, it was starting to make me sad.

The ultimate metric that I would like to propose for user friendliness is quite simple: if this system was a person, how long would it take before you punched it in the nose

Tom Carey

Getting Starting With Gulp

Recently I decided to move away from my admittedly minimalistic use of Grunt to Gulp and now I can’t seem to start a project without it. In this guide I will show you how to get started with your own magnificent journey with Gulp.

Globally Ignore the Phpstorm Idea Folder in Git

I am one of those developers that still believe using an IDE makes me more productive, and like many others out there, my favourite IDE is PHPStorm. It is an absolutely amazing product, but there is one thing that annoys me about it and that is the idea folder it adds to each project.