By Mike Croft Taking an environment from development through to production is often an afterthought and can all too often be too far down the list of priorities. Initially, there may not be any obvious problems or issues with manually configuring a new production environment to match an existing one in development or test. As […]

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In an industry hungry for easy plug-and-play automation software, Ansible, launched in 2012, has become a popular choice. And, whilst open source giant Red Hat may have acquired the company in 2015 for an estimated $150m, since then, it’s been business as usual for the “radically simple”solution and its air guitar loving development team (all […]

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The gang at Takipi is always doing something interesting––most recently, they described on their blog how to use Play Framework, Scala and Slack to serve their human needs for food and drink by automating their lunch order. Automate all the things! Slack slash commands to the rescue Every day at noon, lunch orders are launched. […]

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You may have heard endless great things about continuous delivery (CD), but sometimes a real tangible example speaks more than any diagrams or calculations ever could. Today, budget travel helpers Orbitz Worldwide   revealed that, thanks to adoption of Jenkins powered CD, they’d squeezed software release cycles by 75%. In this interview, Jacob Tomaw takes up the […]

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By Rick Broker Many companies today are realising that automated testing is a critical part of their Continuous Delivery success.  Customers are now expecting new features to be released quickly.  In today’s market, businesses are looking for ways to accelerate their delivery pipelines, this can be risky without sufficient testing.  Even with the increased speed to […]

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“Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.” Federico García Lorca Where I work, Jenkins is what we use for continuous integration. Skype is what we use to communicate. Now imagine with me that every day, at least 6 times, I’m being asked to run a build, and then another 6 to check the […]

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By Dave Farley At LMAX where I worked for a while, they have extensive, world-class, automated acceptance testing. LMAX tests every aspect of their system and this is baked in to their development process. No story is deemed complete unless every acceptance criterion associated with it has a passing, automated, whole-system acceptance test. This is […]

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With the slow march towards Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), open source CI  server Jenkins is riding a wave that, for the moment, shows little sign of breaking. On the back of this momentum, former PaaS specialists CloudBees have pivoted to focus their efforts on the technology. Having invested strategically in both CI […]

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One of the key benefits of continuous integration servers is that they enable you to effectively utilize a large number of virtual computers as they are becoming cheaper and more abundant. Doing this is becoming increasingly important as expanding computing power clearly comes in the form of higher parallelism, not faster computers. This session first […]

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi presents at JFokus 2013 Jenkins is the most adopted open source continuous integration server today, and beyond the automated build and test, it is a platform for launching all kinds of automation tasks. As the use of Jenkins grows inside an organization, people are automating complex activities that need to be choreographed, such […]

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