Two Nordic DevOps heavyweights join forces - Eficode and Praqma
We will shape the future of DevOps together
Your repositories are cluttered, you’re storing irrelevant builds, and your disks are full. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place for advice. Here’s how to set up automatic cleanup.
Artifactory Retention Policies
How to set up automatic Artifactory repository cleaning
In distributed architectures networking is usually taken as a given. However, when it does not function as we expect it is often hard to understand the reason. This blog post outlines some general insights into networking with more specific techniques for understanding the networking infrastructure of a Kubernetes cluster.
Debugging Kubernetes Networking
How to Find a Needle in a Virtualized Network
Simply aligning your IT capability with your business goals isn’t enough to grow your company. To achieve real IT-enabled growth you’ll need to build on a foundation of technical excellence and thanks to DORA that’s something you can now actually measure.
Avoiding the Agile Alignment Trap
Why a new software process won’t fix your delivery effectiveness
When you inherit difficult code it can take weeks to become productive. Having the right tools for the job and knowing how to use them makes a huge difference. In this post I explain how.
Advanced Testing & Refactoring Techniques
Approvals and Mutation Testing
Choosing the right tools for your critical infrastructure is a daunting task. To help you make an informed choice on binary repository management systems we took it upon ourselves to explore three leading solutions. So, how do Artifactory, Nexus and ProGet stack up?
Artifactory vs Nexus vs ProGet
A comparison of binary repository management systems
Consultants are valued for their expertise and the fact that they’re outsiders. In this post I’ll argue that the single most valuable skill a consultant can bring to the table is to break the mental barriers in the client’s organization.
How to Deliver High-Impact Consulting
Overcoming mental barriers to help your clients succeed
Helm charts lifecycle management is a manual task. Helmsman allows you to automate your Helm charts lifecycle management using declarative configuration files.
Automating Helm deployments to Kubernetes with Helmsman
How to automatically deploy Helm charts to a Kubernetes cluster
Job DSL or scripted/declarative pipelines are becoming the standard when it comes to defining jobs in Jenkins. Now we need a similar solution to maintain Jenkins itself.
Jenkins Configuration as Code
Automating an Automation Server
Continuous Integration and Code Review are strongly correlated with success. Many use Pull Requests for code review, but for co-located teams this can be an obstacle for CI. Is there a better way?
How can Teams Collaborate without Pull Requests?
A short story about Pre-tested Integration
A developer that pushes their changes and goes on a celebratory walk to the water cooler is done. But, they’re not done done, their changes have yet to be thoroughly tested, added to future release notes, properly peer reviewed and more. These are pains we want to rid the software industry of, and here’s how we do it.
A Continuous Delivery storyline
How we tell the Continuous Delivery story
10 years ago, Praqma started, not in a garage, but in a posh apartment in the Copenhagen city center. Soon it became apparent that the dot-com bubble had already burst and it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park.
A trip down memory lane
Albert Rigo shares his thoughts on the Atlassian Accelerator Day in Copenhagen, and how he learned to quickly and comfortably scale Atlassian Data Center, upgrade with zero downtime and stop spending his weekends upgrading JIRA.
Atlassian Accelerator Day in CPH
A day to learn how to scale fast and upgrade without downtime
Let’s talk about Eiffel - the traceability protocol, not the programming language. As we are attending the Eiffel Summit, we let you in on how the big companies work with traceability, and on the latest collaborative projects.
The Eiffel Summit report
Follow our blog from the 2017 Eiffel Summit
This November the Continuous Delivery Alliance gathers for the 7th time. Do you want to join forces with some of the best people in the world of Continuous Delivery and collaborate on the next generation of tools? Then join the Alliance!
State of the Alliance
Continuous Delivery Alliance - Prepare to launch some rockets!
Imagine a workflow so sophisticated that you couldn’t break the integration branch even if you tried. And imagine being able to manage all of the issues, promotions, and deploys without leaving your terminal.
An automated release train, operated directly from my shell?
Installation and management of CI servers is a critical task for any IT team. Kubernetes and its package manager (Helm) provide an easy way to customize Jenkins installations. Let’s see how to do this and add Windows build slaves.
Deploying Jenkins on Kubernetes
A setup for working with Windows build slaves
In the past we had all kinds of software specialists: requirements specialists, build specialists, configuration management specialists, and test specialists. Those days are over. We are now in the age of the Full Stack Developer.
Learning at Praqma
Praqma - The Knowledge Company
Live from Dockercon EU17 Day 3
Follow our updates from the conference on Day 3
DockerCon is rolling full steam ahead these days in Copenhagen, and Praqma is there with an awesome pack of consultants. Follow this post to get the latest update from this cool event.
Live from Dockercon Europe 2017
Follow our updates from the conference
It’s early morning on the day before the official opening of DockerCon ‘17. Pre-conference activities are buzzing, but one room is different; Outside this room a breakfast buffet is set up - and it’s good. Whoever is invited here is in for a treat.
Community Leaders Summit
The grand opening of DockerCon 2017
Finding realistic data for testing is often a headache, and a good strategy is often to fabricate it. But what if your randomly generated data turns out to belong to a real person? What if they complain and you get fined 4% of global turnover?!
Testing with Swedish Personal Numbers
Fictitious people that might get real - and sue you!
As of Kubernetes 1.5, Windows containers support was introduced in an alpha release. With the beta version just around the corner, we put the Windows support to the test. Is it mature enough for production environments?
Kubernetes on Windows
A verdict on adding Windows minions to Kubernetes clusters in AWS
The CI ecosystem is rapidly changing. Adapting isn’t compulsory, but neither is survival. Can the dinosaurs evolve or will they be outmatched by new species?
Survival of the Fittest
Evolution in the CI ecosystem
The Continuous Delivery and DevOps Conference took place in Stockholm for the third time. It brought together scientists, thought leaders, and practitioners to share their experiences and thoughts on CoDe and DevOps.
CoDe Stockholm 2017
Inspiring approaches to Continuous Delivery & DevOps
This year’s Continuous Delivery & DevOps conference in Copenhagen showed that these practices are here to stay. Now we need the DevOps mindset to take root in the whole organization.
DevOps is here to stay
Reactions to the 2017 CoDe and DevOps conference in CPH
Software is eating the world. People are told they need DevOps, but what is it exactly and what does it mean? This post helps you get your DevOps facts straight.
Why DevOps matters
And how to start your journey
Jekyll automatically handles wrapping and compiling Sass into Css. That would be fine if it did not delete the source map and made it completely impossible to navigate back - Let’s see how to fix this!
How to track Sass files when using Jekyll
Don’t let Jekyll hide files from you anymore
Only a year ago, I was a CoDe Academy student learning about Git, Docker and Jenkins. This year I’m teaching Docker to 24 students at CoDe Academy 2017 in Aarhus.
CoDe Academy, from student to teacher
Falling in love with Everything as Code and Automation
Praqma Malmö is now officially open, and we’re throwing a party! Drop by, have a drink, have a chat, get to know us!
The Malmö office is now open
Praqma settles in southern Sweden
Developers hate wasting time on documentation. We all wish there was less of it. This article shows you how to cut documentation down to the absolute minimum by following a few key development principles.
How to make your software obvious
A practical guide to writing, testing and publishing custom Gradle plugins, complete with a demo repository for a running start!
How to write, test and publish a custom Gradle plugin
Kickstart your plugin development with a documented example
“Are you a student looking to start your software career? Are you ready though?
CoDe Academy 2017 edition
A modern software bootcamp for graduates
Everybody wants DevOps! Introducing new stuff in any organization is always challenging though.
The Inside Out of DevOps
Understanding the DevOps transition
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