Try this simple Chef configuration tutorial

Source – techtarget.com Chef is a rich tool for configuration management. Because Chef offers so many potential configuration options, ops pros can struggle to get started with a Chef configuration. A complete Chef environment includes a server, a workstation and the managed machines. To keep it simple, this tutorial will run all these Chef components installed on the same machine. Users who attempt this Chef configuration need the Chef Development Kit (Chef DK), containing the Chef client and the server simulation

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Three DevOps toolchain options refine IT automation

Source – techtarget.com DevOps toolchains are becoming more integrated, from dev to test to IT. Properly instrumented process automation can improve application quality and security — a major DevOps goal — through detailed performance profiles and code and configuration audits. DevOps automation reduces and eliminates rework, reuses code and configuration templates, and eliminates manual tasks. As DevOps teams mature, they shift attention from automating individual steps and tool mastery to tying those automation tools together. As development and IT teams work

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New DevOps deployment tools dangle Jenkins alternatives

Source – techtarget.com Some enterprises have passed over tried-and-true DevOps tools, such as Jenkins, in favor of new DevOps deployment tools that offer a smoother experience. One Jenkins rival, Shippable Inc., has expanded its product to encompass both continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) during the last year, and it has added an on-premises alternative for security-sensitive enterprises this week called Shippable Server. Google and Netflix also turned heads with multicloud support in version 1.0 of the open source Spinnaker

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Docker for Continuous Delivery: The Basics

Source – tech.cars.com we have begun to leverage Docker for building our Node.js middleware applications and front end code. This originally came out of necessity since we had some repositories dependent on version 4 of Node and others on 6, but only 4 installed on the Jenkins agents. Rather than install both versions of Node and toggle them using a node version manager like n or, worse yet, using Jenkins tags to have some agents with one version and some with

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3 Git hooks for continuous integration

Source – atlassian.com If you’ve used Git for a while, you’ve probably heard of Git hooks. Maybe you’ve even played around with them a bit. Git hooks are awesome in the context of continuous integration, so in this article I’ll dive into three use cases and point you to ready-made hooks you can add to your workflow. If you’re new to Git hooks, no worries: we’ll start with the basics. Understanding Git hooks Hooks are Git’s native mechanism for triggering custom

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Zombies Are Muttering “Agile”, “DevOps”, “Containers”, “Big Data”, and “Microservices”

Source – technologyconversations.com DevOps is the word of the year. Everyone speaks about it, and many are hoping to apply it, even though most are confused what it truly means. Inquiring about DevOps does not seem to help. If you speak with a software vendor, he’ll tell you that all you need to become DevOps ninja is to purchase his product. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Nexus, Git… Every software vendor seems to have a DevOps sticker attached to

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Improve your teams productivity using GitHub for DevOps–and Docs

Source – ibm.com As Steven Weaver recently discussed in his blog about GitHub and the DevOps toolchain, GitHub offers a powerful tool for improving your team’s collaboration and workflow. It makes processes and procedures much more repeatable and automatable. By design, GitHub also functions as a terrific tool for capturing the “tribal knowledge” that’s embodied in your DevOps team, and turning it into documentation that can bootstrap your team into even greater productivity. Anecdotally, IBM teams using GitHub Enterprise to provide

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Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy to Extend DevOps Tools Capability

Source – infoq.com Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Codenvy, an Agile and cloud-native tools provider. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. Red Hat’s acquisition of Codenvy adds to its portfolio of development tools providing capability for container-based and cloud-native applications. Codenvy will be incorporated into Red Hat’s OpenShift.io environment – a hosted development environment for developers building hybrid cloud services that the firm announced earlier in the month. Codenvy is based on Eclipse Che, an

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Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes the Hard Way

Source – infoq.com This post will discuss how to build up an architecture for continuous delivery from simple to complicated. At each point we’ll see the limitations of the simpler approaches, and justify adding complexity and/or refactoring the architecture. The ultimate approach described here is the approach that the Weaveworks team has found works best for them. Continuous delivery Continuous delivery is when software is produced in a way that allows it to be released little and often, rather than in

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Can DevOps make over network engineers into coders?

Source – siliconangle.com Software developers are now plying their trade deep down the stack with programmable networks, so why not give network engineers some Representational State Transfer (known as REST) application program interfaces (and perhaps hoodies) and make them developers? “One of the things in DevNet we’re working on is what we call the evolution of a network engineer,” said Amanda Whaley (pictured), director of developer experience, DevNet, at Cisco Systems Inc. Three years ago, Whaley brought her software development chops to work at networking

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