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Real Projects Aren’t Just About the Sprint…
As Graduates in the first intake of the Automation Logic Academy, Chris Mutono and I get to do some pretty special things. One of the highlights so far was our visit to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) offices to see the work that Automaton Logic Consultants are doing there.
DevOps for Slackers – deploying to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot, pt. 1
Kubernetes Kubernetes is a container management platform – an open source and inspired by Google’s internal container platform (Borg). We’re going to use it to do some ChatOps, building and deploying containers to a Kubernetes cluster using a bot on Slack. This is a write up of a talk I gave at a recent Infracoders […]
Continuous Integration for HP Operations Orchestration
If you’re writing code you should be thinking about ways to test it. This should apply even if what you’re writing is not immediately familiar as code. HP Operations Orchestration (HP OO) is an orchestration tool with a visual IDE. It’s used to create workflows by dragging and dropping operations together and then connecting them. […]
Using Let's Encrypt and Docker for Automatic SSL
If you have a dockerized webapp and you want to deploy an https version of it, with the least amount of buttons pushed, you’re in the right place! In addition to designing the acme protocol, creating the open source letsencrypt client and issuing free certificates to anyone! The good people at Let’s Encrypt also make […]
DNS for Docker containers on AWS
Recently, I’ve been trying out Let’s Encrypt which is a great new service offering SSL certificates and some automated tools to get them for free! I wanted to see how easy it would be to get going with Let’s Encrypt for a dockerized web application. However, to try that out I realised I’d need a […]
"Technology of Automation" London DevOps Meet Ups 2016 Announced
Today we are pleased to announce that our “Technology of Automation blog” is about to get real! We are in the process of organising a series of initially London based face to face meet ups for the DevOps , Automation and Infracoder developer community where you will be able to hear from our bloggers about […]
Rapid Development with Node.js
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how quickly you can build complete applications with Node.js. This adventure came about whilst working on an engagement. The customer wanted to build a request broker between two systems that needed to be integrated together, both having their own REST APIs. The customer in this case opted […]
Trying out tools with Vagrant and Chef
It’s now easier than ever to try out new tools and applications. Case in point: this week I’ve been working on a new build and deploy process for a customer. They are moving to a new workflow with continuous integration. So, I wanted to try out some specific features of Jenkins to see if these […]
Test driven development in .NET
In my previous post I explained the basics of test driven development (TDD) and what advantages it can bring. In this post, I will give you an example of using test driven development with the MVC4 .NET and entity framework (EF). This framework helps the developer by splitting the system into 3 different types of […]
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