Earlier this week I passed the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam. I am genuinely relieved I did, and here’s why. I’ve been in the field for several years. Heck, I even wrote my master’s thesis on cloud computing. I’ve used Azure for years, mostly for development purposes but weirdly I’ve never put anything into production on Azure. This slightly odd discovery put me into action to bridge this gap. Before heading to the real interesting certification paths like the Azure Developer Associate or Azure Architect tracks, I decided to start off light with this optional and basic exam. Looking at the exam’s description, the exam “ […] is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds […]”. Given my history, anything but a pass would be an embarrassment.
In this post I will show you a number of ways in which you can create and publish NuGet packages to your own feeds. But the focus will be on a new Visual Studio extension that I have written during my assignment for Dime, who were gracious enough to share this utility with the rest of the world.