Thursday, 31 March 2022

Project Templates

SmartHomeFunctions -  Azure Functions that run a GitHub workflow to publish to Azure

Monday, 14 March 2022

GitHub actions deployed failing Function

I had provisioned an App Service Plan and Linux Consumption Function using terraform.

Then connected Visual Studio to perform CI/CD with Github actions.

However when it completed it deployed a Function App with no functions.

When the timer ran it also said:

I ended up creating a new one from scratch using Visual Studio to see what was going wrong.

The first thing I noticed was that the failing Function App had a "Deployment Credentials" blade whereas the working one didn't.

This made me suspect that the App Service Plan was different.

Indeed, I then compared the working one to the terraform definition that provisioned the broken one.

Immediately it was obvious that there were substantial differences, including:

The App Service Plan must be set to "FunctionApp", not "Linux".

Setting the Function app kind and os_type probably help too.


So, the old rules apply for building terraform files. Actually build a working resource first using the Wizards and Visual Studio, then create a Terraform file, import the resource, plan it, and compare the differences until there are none. Then you know you have a working Terraform file.

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Useful kuso queries

Get the latest row for each of the Azure Functions


| summarize arg_max(timestamp, name) by name, success

| project timestamp, name, success

Friday, 4 March 2022

Git shortcuts


Added to C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin

With the folder added to the path environment variable


@git add %1


@git difftool %1


@git status %1

Set default branch

git config --global init.defaultBranch main


C:\Program Files (x86)\terraform\tf.bat

@terraform %1 %2 %3 %4 %5

Create SSH key in Windows

 To create a SSH key for Windows:

 ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C ""