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Richard Kerslake - Engineer I

Richard worked at endjin between 2014-2017.

Meet Richard

Richard has a background in financial services, working on large scale distributed trading systems. Richard has a passion for delivering real business value to endjin’s customers, who are seeking to take advantage of Microsoft Azure and the Cloud.

Richard worked at endjin between 2014-2017.

Advanced Azure Resource Manager template patterns – t-shirt sizing and optional resources

Advanced Azure Resource Manager template patterns – t-shirt sizing and optional resources

Richard Kerslake

One very useful but little used pattern when working with Resource Manager templates, is the ability to use parameters to optionally deploy resources, constrain certain resource configurations based on other user defined parameters, or to toggle parameters based on other values. This blog post explores some of these options.
How to package a web project for deployment from the command line

How to package a web project for deployment from the command line

Richard Kerslake

Creating a package to deploy a web project from the command line (for deployment into Azure) is not as easy as it should be. In this post we cover the whole process.
Automating creation of new ALM environments using PowerShell and Azure DevOps

Automating creation of new ALM environments using PowerShell and Azure DevOps

Richard Kerslake

Did you know that you can fully automate the bootstrapping process of setting up an Azure DevOps enviornment? This post shows you how.
Deploying to Azure using Azure Resource Manager templates and Octopus Deploy

Deploying to Azure using Azure Resource Manager templates and Octopus Deploy

Richard Kerslake

Learn how to combine the power of Azure Resource Manager and Octopus Deploy for a frictionless Azure DevOps experience.
Using Postman to load test an Azure Machine Learning web service

Using Postman to load test an Azure Machine Learning web service

Richard Kerslake

Azure Machine Learning Studio is a fantastic service for experimentation, but you can also easily productionize your machine learning models. In this post we show how to create an Azure ML Studio web service and test it using Postman.
Using Azure Automation to run VMs during office hours only – using graphical runbooks

Using Azure Automation to run VMs during office hours only – using graphical runbooks

Richard Kerslake

We've improved our approach for saving money by turning off our virtual machines outside of office hours. This post explored how to do it using graphical runbooks.
Azure Resource Manager authentication from a PowerShell script

Azure Resource Manager authentication from a PowerShell script

Richard Kerslake

Learn how to authenticate against Azure Resource Manager using PowerShell, for fully automated deployments.
Using Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell DSC to create and provision a VM

Using Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell DSC to create and provision a VM

Richard Kerslake

Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell Desired State Configuration are powerful tools for provisioning and then configuring your virutal machines in Azure. This post delves into the details.
Azure Automation scheduler and daylight saving time

Azure Automation scheduler and daylight saving time

Richard Kerslake

Everything in Azure runs in Coordinated Universal Time; learn how to deal with Daylight saving time in Azure Automation, so your jobs still run on time.
Using a different New Relic application name per environment with Azure Cloud Services

Using a different New Relic application name per environment with Azure Cloud Services

Richard Kerslake

Just because you're using the cloud, doesn't mean you don't use traditional DTAP environments. But you do need to configure your cloud services to understand them.
Reporting errors to New Relic from an Azure Worker Role

Reporting errors to New Relic from an Azure Worker Role

Richard Kerslake

In this post we demonstrate how to use New Relic to monitor an Azure Cloud Service Worker Role, step by step.
Diagnostic logging with Azure SDK 2.5

Diagnostic logging with Azure SDK 2.5

Richard Kerslake

Learn how to use diagnostics in Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Service Web or Worker Roles using the Azure SDK.
Using Azure Automation to run VMs during office hours only

Using Azure Automation to run VMs during office hours only

Richard Kerslake

One of the strongest selling points of cloud computing is that you only pay for what you use. Running virtual machines can become expensive, but you can save significant money if you turn those VMs off outside of office hours.
Elasticsearch gotchas and tips - part 2

Elasticsearch gotchas and tips - part 2

Richard Kerslake

We've delivered a number of Elasticsearch solutions on Azure. In this second post in the series, we share some useful tips.
Troubleshooting Twilio with New Relic

Troubleshooting Twilio with New Relic

Richard Kerslake

We created an an automated, telephony-based candidate interviewing system using .NET and Azure. We used New Relic and Twilio to simplify first line support. In this post we delve into some of the technical details.
Gotchas when installing an Elasticsearch cluster on Microsoft Azure

Gotchas when installing an Elasticsearch cluster on Microsoft Azure

Richard Kerslake

We've built a number of Elasticsearch clusters on Microsoft Azure. This blog post contains some of our top tips and gotchas.
A step by step guide to developing Visual Studio item templates using SideWaffle

A step by step guide to developing Visual Studio item templates using SideWaffle

Richard Kerslake

In this post, we explore the use of SideWaffle to create a frictionless experience for developers wanting to create repeatable plugins.
How to retry commands in PowerShell

How to retry commands in PowerShell

Richard Kerslake

Transient failures can happen at any time. There are many useful frameworks for .NET, but what about PowerShell?
Event stream manipulation using Rx – Part 2

Event stream manipulation using Rx – Part 2

Richard Kerslake

Having described the problem space using Marble Diagrams, it's now time to create a real solution using Rx and the Observer pattern to process data from Windows Event Log.
Event stream manipulation using Rx – Part 1

Event stream manipulation using Rx – Part 1

Richard Kerslake

This blog post delves into using Rx to process the messages received from Windows Event Logs, so that they can be shaped in a way that is useful to us to consume.

Getting started with semantic logging

Richard Kerslake

Semantic logging enables much richer diagnostics and analysis. It is supported in Windows and in .NET. This post explores the problem space. Others in the series explore how we can use Reactive Extensions to enable some powerful scenarios.