About this book
It’s no secret that developers don't like using JSON files to declare their resources in Azure because of issues such as parameter duplication and not being able to use comments in templates. Azure Bicep helps resolve these issues and this book will guide you as a developer or DevOps engineer to get the most out of the Bicep language.
The book takes you on a journey from understanding Azure ARM templates and what their drawbacks are to how you can use Bicep to overcome them. You will get familiar with tools such as Visual Studio Code and Bicep extension, Azure CLI and PowerShell, and Azure DevOps and GitHub for writing reusable, maintainable templates. Next, you’ll test and deploy the templates to an Azure environment either from your own system or via a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. The book features a detailed overview of all the Bicep features, when to use what, and how to write great templates which fit well within your existing pipelines or in a new one. The chapters progress from easy to advanced topics and every effort has been put into making them easy to follow with examples, all of which are accessible via GitHub.
By the end of this book, you’ll have developed a solid understanding of Azure Bicep and be able to create, test, and deploy your resources locally or in your CI/CD pipelines.
- Publication date:
- February 2022