3 comments on “Mesos and Marathon REST API via cURL — A Hello World Example”

Mesos and Marathon REST API via cURL — A Hello World Example

In this hello-world style blog post, we will learn how to create load balanced Docker services in an open source DC/OS & Mesos environment. For that, we will perform Mesos and Marathon REST API calls using simple cURL commands. First, we will…

3 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…

3 comments on “Jenkins Part 4.1: Functional Java Tests via JUnit”

Jenkins Part 4.1: Functional Java Tests via JUnit

You also think that functional tests are one of the most important ingredients for delivering high quality software? You share my opinion that we should help the developer automating this task in order to get comparable results and to receive meaningful trend reports? I…

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…

76 comments on “Getting Started with Mesos Resource Reservation & Marathon Watchdog – A „Hello World“ Example”

Getting Started with Mesos Resource Reservation & Marathon Watchdog – A „Hello World“ Example

Today, we will introduce Apache Mesos, an open source distributed computing system with the target to allow applications to run on a computer cluster as if it was running on a single computer. On top of a Mesos cluster, we…

6 comments on “Jenkins Part 2: automated Code Download and Build (Gradle + Maven)”

Jenkins Part 2: automated Code Download and Build (Gradle + Maven)

NEW (2017-01-02): you now can immediately start with part 2 (this post) without going through the steps of part 1. A corresponding pre-installed Docker image is provided. NEW (2017-01-05): I have added the Maven build path with a fat executable…

10 comments on “Jenkins Part 1: Installation the Docker Way”

Jenkins Part 1: Installation the Docker Way

In this blog post, we will deploy and get started with Jenkins, the most popular open source tool for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. As a modern way of installing, we install a Docker host and deploy a Jenkins Docker…

3 comments on “Kibana „Hello World“ Example – Part 3 of the ELK Stack Series”

Kibana „Hello World“ Example – Part 3 of the ELK Stack Series

Today, we will introduce Kibana, a data visualization open source tool. As part of Elastic's ELK stack (now called Elastic stack), Kibana is often used to visualize logging statistics and for management of the Elastic Stack. However, in this Tutorial, we…

37 comments on “Elasticsearch „Hello World“ Example – Part 2 of the ELK Stack Series”

Elasticsearch „Hello World“ Example – Part 2 of the ELK Stack Series

In the last blog post, we have explored Logstash, a tool for collecting and transform log data from many different input sources. Today, we will explore Elasticsearch, a scheme-less noSQL database with a versatile ("elastic") search engine. We will perform…

40 comments on “Logstash „Hello World“ Example – Part 1 of the ELK Stack Series”

Logstash „Hello World“ Example – Part 1 of the ELK Stack Series

Today, we will first introduce Logstash, an open source project created by Elastic, before we perform a little Logstash "Hello World": we will show how to read data from command line or from file, transform the data and send it back to…

6 comments on “Ansible Tower – a Hello World Example”

Ansible Tower – a Hello World Example

This entry is part [part not set] of 3 in the series The Ansible & Salt Series

This is part IV of a little "Hello World" example for Ansible, an IT automation (DevOps) tool. This time, we will get acquainted with Ansible Tower, a web front end for Ansible. The post has following content: Quickest way of "installing" an Ansible Tower…

20 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 [part not set] 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.…