Posts with the “Automation” tag

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Actions are a welcome addition to the GitHub service. They add a free, built-in CI/CD capability similar to GitLab-CI, Travis and others.

What we’ll see in this blog post is a simple pattern to build a container image and push it to Docker Hub. What happens is based on whether we’re on a branch, responding to a pull-request, or responding to changes on main.

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Here we’re going to explore repetitive project content and one method you can employ to automate its generation.

After creating a few Ansible-based Kubernetes projects the boilerplate begins to emerge on two fronts - a number of mandatory Ansible files and the Kubernetes object definitions. What’s most frustrating is that, for the most part, Kubernetes objects are often detailed (verbose) yet irritatingly repetitive and predictable.

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In this article we’ll see how simple it is to install Kubernetes onto some Ubuntu hosts using Pharos.

Pharos is a Certified Kubernetes with all batteries included. It is powered by the latest upstream version of Kubernetes kernel and include tools for cluster lifecycle management.

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You’ve probably created a machine image at some point. A base image for AWS that builds upon someone’s work by adding a particular version of Java or Python or a new utility. Did you create the image on AWS using an EC2 instance, login, run some yum or apt-get and then save it? Great, and if someone wants the source code for that image or you want to build a similar image on a different region or provider? Well, Packer is an IaC tool for automating the construction of machine images.

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The Python Jenkins module is a convenient wrapper for the Jenkins REST API that gives you control of a Jenkins server in a pythonic way. Here we’ll see how to grab all the jobs from a Jenkins server and also how these jobs can be re-created from the captured material.

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Here we’re going to be looking at the the idea of applying automation tools to the wider product development process. Tools that help you do this are part of a collection known as “Infrastructure as Code”, which refers to the the provisioning of compute instances (physical machines and their operating systems) and software applications using revision-controlled machine-readable text files.