A sign of the times, perhaps, for DevOps: IBM IT Services has sponsored this two-minute Frost & Sullivan brief defining DevOps and outlining its potential.
Businesses across all sectors are trying to deliver web applications to their customers faster than ever before, empowered by Agile development practices.
The analysts agree, uDeploy and its competitors are “Application Release Automation” tools. We used the same term on our website. Unfortunately, “Application Release Automation” is a bad description for this class of tools.
If you haven’t heart of Arduino or Raspberry Pi, then you need to get up to speed urgently. Arduino is revolutionizing hardware and gadget innovations.
Canonical announced today that Ubuntu is headed for smartphones, touting the full capability of a Linux PC in a gesture-based mobile version of the OS. If you think you'll use it, what kind of projects do you have in mind?
After upgrading Maven on my Jenkins CI build server to version 3.1.1 I encountered problems with my Maven build jobs in Jenkins (version 1.544). The error message looks something like this:
We were building an internal application for an insurance company and didn’t have any idea how difficult it was going to be to put something into production so we decided to find out on the first day of the project.
I’ve been playing around with writing some algorithms in both Ruby and Haskell and the latter wasn’t giving the correct result so I wanted to output an intermediate state of the two programs and compare them.
Controlling a LED is a great starter for any embedded project: simple and you immediately get feedback if it works.
When you run VPS servers or other “low end” boxes it is common scenario need to setup a outgoing email mail transfer agent to get reports from cron jobs or enable PHP scripts to send email.
A simple way of creating tomcat server installations in seconds.
We include a built in package repository, CodeStation, with AnthillPro, uBuild and uDeploy. They also integrate with third party repos. We place much emphasis on this capability because it is critical for safety, governance and audit.
Looking to better understand networking in VirtualBox? Oracle's Fat Bloke offers an extremely detailed primer.
JUnit is an open source framework designed by Kent Beck, Erich Gamma for the purpose of writing and running test cases for java programs. In the case of web applications JUnit is used to test the application with out server. This framework builds a relationship between development and testing process.
At the 2012 San Francisco JUC, Cloudbees' Toomas Romer and Anton Arhipov discuss continuous delivery: "Packages sent via FedEx go through a tracked, automated process that makes sure that the package arrives promptly at its destination..."
Skype is the most popular IM client with over 200 million monthly users. It’s easy and reliable: anyone can use it anywhere, even on mobile. When you are working with virtual teams, Skype group chats become vital tool of communication.
Something that I’ve noticed when trying to install various different bundles is that the installation instructions which worked flawlessly on Snow Leopard don’t seem to do the job on Mountain Lion.
For the first few years that I worked professionally* every project that I worked on was different enough to the previous ones that I was always learning something new without having to put much effort in.
I’m a big fan of system packages for lots of reasons and have often ended up rolling my own debian package repository at work, or working with others that have done so. Recently I finally got round to setting up a personal package repo, at packages.garethrushgrove.com.
Unlike many, I’m actually a good boy and do backups of my personal data (for which I can mostly thank my obsessive-compulsive side). However, up until now I’ve been remiss in my duties to also take these backups off-site.
QuickBuild is a continuous integration and deployment server featuring build definition inheritance and overriding to easily handle large number of projects.
Here are some notes regarding how to install Ubuntu 12.10 in a VirtualBox VM. It contains a set of slides since the process is well represented visually.
In this video from PyCon Argentina 2012, PostgreSQL experts help you administer the database when it's not your job: "In this DevOps world, Django programmers are increasingly being asked to manage the database as well..."
After you've spent the last year or two eliminating the single points of failure from your computational infrastructure, you realise that you're the only one who knows which cronjobs run when, and on which servers.
The most frequent conversation I had this year was with colleagues who asked for advice on their "career path". How should they stay motivated? How do they take on new or bigger responsibility? How do they earn more money?