0 comments on “Vagrant on CentOS 7 – Setting up Test Environments the easy Way”

Vagrant on CentOS 7 – Setting up Test Environments the easy Way

After stumbling upon several guides still describing a Vagrant installation via a RubyGem - which is no longer supported - the following article was created and will provide a quick setup guide on how to setup Vagrant on CentOS 7.…

3 comments on “Jenkins (6): BrowserStack Integration – Automated Cross Browser Testing”

Jenkins (6): BrowserStack Integration – Automated Cross Browser Testing

With the BrowserStack cloud-based solution, there is no need to buy many different hardware types for testing your website for many different mobile devices and operating systems. In this blog post about Jenkins BrowserStack Integration, we will learn how to integrate BrowserStack-based automated…

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…

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…

75 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…

4 comments on “AWS Automation Part 4: Using Terraform for AWS Automation”

AWS Automation Part 4: Using Terraform for AWS Automation

This is part 4 of a blog post series, in which we explore how to automate Amazon Web Services (AWS) using the Terraform open source software by HashiCorp. Similar to Cloudify, Terraform is a versatile way to codify any type of infrastructure and…

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

LXD vs Docker — or: getting started with LXD Containers

Container technology has existed long before the Docker hype around container technology has started after 2013. Now, with Docker containers having reached mainstream usage, you can easily get confused about available container types like Docker, LXC, LXD and CoreOS rocket. In this…

5 comments on “Getting started with OpenShift Container Platform”

Getting started with OpenShift Container Platform

In this blog post we will review the architecture of OpenShift before we will gain some hands-on experience with OpenShift Origin, which is the free version of the OpenShift Container Platform a.k.a. OpenShift Enterprise. Vagrant software will help us to automate the installation…

10 comments on “AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 1: Getting started with AWS”

AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 1: Getting started with AWS

In this blog post series we will explore, how to automate Amazon Web Services (AWS) by using Vagrant. The series is divided into three parts. Readers that are interested in the automation part only can skip part 1 (the AWS…

13 comments on “AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 2: Installation and Usage of the Vagrant AWS Plugin”

AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 2: Installation and Usage of the Vagrant AWS Plugin

Learn how to get started with Amazon Web Services EC2 and how to automate simple task like creation and termination of virtual machine instances using Vagrant. This is a first step towards more sophisticated automation tasks like SW installation and shell script execution.