If you’re anything like me, you probably spent years hearing about the wonders of containerisation and didn’t know where to start. Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm, ECS, App Services and Containers are thrown around as almost interchangeable terms and to the uninitiated it’s just another wall of terms that means nothing (spoiler: the terms aren’t interchangeable and Docker isn’t the only game in town, it’s just the most popular form of container). . . .
All of the code used here is available in my GitHub here. The term “toolchain” is thrown around a lot in the DevOps world, I don’t care to get too bogged down in talking about technology ideologies but it’s hard to debate that Terraform, Packer and Ansible have become de-facto standards in DevOps toolchains (fulfilling the Creation, Packaging and Configuration roles respectively). What I see less people speaking about is . . .
In working with the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations APIs a couple of things became apparent quickly, the first is that the documentation is pretty dreadful, the second is that the documentation makes wild assumptions about other technologies and is geared directly towards developers. Having come from a sysadmin background this created a problem that a lot of us have had to deal with. It seems unreasonable to complain that . . .