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Andy Delso

Hello! Saw the "Begin your journey..." talk and really enjoyed the design of the slides! My previous job used Azure for builds, and I had always thought about learning it. However, my new role doesn't use it. As an automation engineer, do you think it is worth it even in a general sense?

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Nitya Narasimhan Author

Yes absolutely - in fact I was re-watching Kelsey Hightower's keynote and one piece of advice really resonated which is to go deep in a topic to have long lasting career value. So as an automation engineer, you absolutely want to learn how concepts are APPLIED in environments like Azure so it is worth learning. And once you do, you will find that adapting or mapping those ideas to a different cloud (AWS, GCP) becomes easier so you can work in multi-cloud environments as well. Start with Azure Fundamentals, then look at the certification options for DevOps engineers etc.

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Andy Delso

I was having issues finding a good link to that keynote as I have seen talks with him in the past I really enjoyed.

Thank you for the piece of advice, and I look forward to digging deeper into Azure in the future after my deep dive into Android :D

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Microsoft Developer Team

@ddaypunk I think it is definitely worth it because it looks like you are a Java developer correct, being and Androdid Developer? Im not sure if you work much in the Spring Framework but Microsoft has all different workload options for Java and plug ins, check it out here: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dev...
Also if you are in the US ping me on Discord for SWAG if you are interested: Scott Soine#6391

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Andy Delso

Correct, I have used Java for a number of years, and Kotlin more recently. I have dabbled with SpringBoot a bit for automation tools I have built. Thanks for the info and the invite on Discord! Just sent you a request, that should match my name here.