Static Content

Creating a Portfolio Using Azure Static Web Apps

Join Microsoft for an introduction to WebApp creation and hear employability advice from Microsoft employees! This day will be given in 4 virtual informative and lab sessions: Session 1: Introduction to GitHub, Session 2: Introduction to Hugo, Session 3: Introduction to Azure Static Web Apps, Session 4: Career Talks / Employability Tips

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April 20, 2022
Deploying Static sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that static content can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective! Join Chris, as he talks through - * The JAMstack (not related to Paddington bear - I promise!) and why you should care about it * Static Site Generators such as Hugo * Azure Hosting Options - Azure Storage vs Azure Static Web Apps * Combining Static sites with Serverless APIs

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April 2, 2022
Deploying Static sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that static content can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective! Join Chris, as he talks through - * The JAMstack (not related to Paddington bear - I promise!) and why you should care about it * Static Site Generators such as Hugo * Azure Hosting Options - Azure Storage vs Azure Static Web Apps * Combining Static sites with Serverless APIs

Talk

March 22, 2022
Using GitHub Actions, Azure Functions, Azure API Management and Google Analytics to display top posts on a Hugo Static Site

In this post, I show how I use GitHub Actions to call an Azure Function (through Azure API Management) that interacts with Google Analytics as part of the process to build my Hugo Static Site. The end result is that top posts are pulled into the Static Site Generation build process, rather than calling the Google Analytics API through JavaScript at runtime.

Blog

March 13, 2022
GitHub - More than a Git repo

Chris is the blogger, podcaster, host, and producer of his content platform CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to manage, develop, build and deploy it. In this session, Chris explores how GitHub is more than just a Git repository, and how he uses it for his own work:

  • GitHub Issues / Projects to plan the content (Blog & Podcast) backlog - GitHub repositories to version control the website’s source code (and recently open sourced the theme) - GitHub Codespaces to make changes to the site from any device - GitHub actions to build/deploy the site, and publish podcast mp3 files

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March 9, 2022
Deploying Static Sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that Static Sites can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective!

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October 16, 2021
Choosing between Azure Static Web Apps and Static sites on Azure Storage

If you’ve seen any of my community talks, then you’ll be aware that Static sites and the Static Content Hosting Pattern is a passion area of mine. In Azure, there are a couple of great services that stand out when building towards this approach. These are Azure Static Web Apps and the Static sites functionality in Azure Blob Storage. But, which one is right for your scenario? Read on to find out more.

Blog

July 28, 2021
How GitHub Actions can help in building and deploying a static website and more

Chris is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He’ll provide an overview of GitHub and explore how GitHub Actions can be used to build and deploy your own static sites (or other apps!) to Azure.

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July 20, 2021
Static Web Apps in Azure | DEVREAL.io

We often hear about Kubernetes, App Services, VMs and more. What about static sites? The Static Content Hosting pattern can be cost-effective, and when combined with a CDN can be incredibly performant! We will get hands-on, showing how these resources come together into a Cloud Architecture.

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June 9, 2021
UK Community Session: Create friction-free code across all tools and frameworks

Microsoft Cloud Advocate Dean Bryen is joined by guests Carole Logan (developer and tech lead based in Glasgow) and Chris Reddington (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect) as they take you through the end-to-end process of editing, committing and deploying code across different platforms and tools. We’ll end with a Q&A session and next steps for you to try the process out for yourself to see how agile and collaborative it is. We look forward to seeing you there!

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May 26, 2021