Azure Resource Manager Template language has always been a bit of a problem child in the Azure family, with a difficult learning curve and a hard-to-parse syntax. Thankfully, Microsoft has noticed this and a new dawn for Azure native infrastructure as code is here in the form of Bicep, a new DSL that aims to make things right. In this presentation, Azure MVP Pasi Huuhka shows you how to use Bicep effectively, what has changed and how you can unleash the new capabilities provided by the new language. We will also take a look at how to migrate from your current ARM templates, as well as how to implement testing practices. Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of either ARM or Bicep, but they will get the best benefit if they already know some basics of Infrastructure as Code. After the session, attendees will know how to start building templates from scratch using best practices, and utilize tooling to troubleshoot and deploy them.
Pasi Huuhka is a DevOps professional, Microsoft Azure MVP, MCSE and MCT with a background as a cloud architect, systems administrator and a project manager. He has been working with Microsoft products since 2013 and has broad knowledge of Azure services ranging from IaaS all the way to serverless offerings. Along the years he has had the opportunity of developing software and automating deployments for 30+ customers ranging from startups to large enterprises. His current focus is on DevOps and application development on Azure, with an added goal of learning while teaching others.
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