Introduction to Project Bicep - The evolution of ARM Templates

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  • GitHub repo azure-quickstart-templates

    Azure Quickstart Templates

    Note: Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code tooling has kept getting better and better. But sometimes, getting started with ARM templates could be a challenge. This is where the Azure Quickstart Templates Gallery comes in. It makes it easier to get started quickly. These templates aren't necessarily production ready (so you'll need to tweak these to your specific scenario), but they give you a great starting point across hundreds (seriously!) of scenarios.

  • GitHub repo bicep

    Bicep is a declarative language for describing and deploying Azure resources

    You may have already heard about Project Bicep before reading this post. It's been around for some time (I believe since around Ignite 2020, or a little before). It's currently in version 0.4, but has been confirmed as ready for production-use since version 0.3. According to the GitHub repository, all resource types, apiVersions, and properties that are valid in an ARM template are equally valid in Bicep on day one (even if Bicep warns that type information is not available for a resource, it can still be deployed).

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