2 comments on “Jenkins Part 4.2: Code Quality Tests via Checkstyle”

Jenkins Part 4.2: Code Quality Tests via Checkstyle

Today, we will show how to use Checkstyle for improving the style of Java code. First, we will add Checkstyle to Gradle in order to create XML reports for a single build. Jenkins allows us to visualize the results of more…

7 comments on “Jenkins Part 3.1: periodic vs triggered Builds”

Jenkins Part 3.1: periodic vs triggered Builds

Today, we will make sure that Jenkins will detect a code change in the software repository without manual intervention. We will show two methods to do so: Periodic Builds via Schedulers: Jenkins periodically asks the software repository for any code changes…

3 comments on “Java Build Automation Part 2: Create executable jar using Gradle”

Java Build Automation Part 2: Create executable jar using Gradle

Original title: How to build a lean JAR File with Gradle In this step by step guide, we will show that Gradle is a good alternative to Maven for packaging java code into executable jar files. In order to keep the executable jar files…

3 comments on “LXD vs Docker — or: getting started with LXD Containers”

LXD vs Docker — or: getting started with LXD Containers

Container technology is not new: it had existed long before the Docker hype around container technology has started after 2013. Now, with Docker containers having reached mainstream usage, there is a high potential of getting confused about available container types like…

2 comments on “Choosing the right IaaS Provider for a custom Appliance or: how hard is it to install from ISO in the cloud?”

Choosing the right IaaS Provider for a custom Appliance or: how hard is it to install from ISO in the cloud?

Which Cloud Infrastructure provider allows to install custom appliances via ISO? The short answer is: none of the IaaS market leaders Amazon Web Serviese (AWS), Microsoft Azure offer the requested functionality, but they offer the workaround to locally install the…

19 comments on “Ansible Hello World – Ansible vs. Salt vs. Chef vs. Puppet”

Ansible Hello World – Ansible vs. Salt vs. Chef vs. Puppet

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Ansible & Salt Series

This is part 1 of a little Ansible Hello World example, an IT automation tool. The post has the following content: Comparison of the popularity of Ansible, Salt, Chef, and Puppet Installation of Ansible based on Docker Simple Example Playbooks (i.e.…