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Kubernetes: An Introduction

Introduction: In this tutorial, we’ll introduce you to Kubernetes and will discuss its architecture. As a prerequisite, it’s good to have some basic knowledge of the container world. Kubernetes & its Architecture: Kubernetes, popularly known as K8s, is an open-source container orchestration engine for microservices-based containerized applications. A K8s cluster comprises of a master and multiple worker nodes: The master ...

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Code Ready Containers – Getting Started with Process Automation in the Cloud

Previously posted that I’ve started a refresh of the Red Hat Demo Central collection of AppDev in the Cloud projects by updating the Code Ready Containers Easy Install. As it promises, you’ll have a local container platform cluster installed on your personal machine based on OpenShift Container Platform 4.2, in just minutes. The next step is to start leveraging this ...

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Code Ready Containers – Getting Started with HR Employee Rewards Project in the Cloud

Previously posted that I’ve started a refresh of the Red Hat Demo Central collection of AppDev in the Cloud projects by updating the Code Ready Containers Easy Install. AppDev in Cloud HR Employee Rewards As it promises, you’ll have a local container platform cluster installed on your personal machine based on OpenShift Container Platform 4.2, in just minutes. The next ...

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What Is QAOps? And Why It Matters For Your Web Application?

QAOps refers to maintaining software quality by approaching it with a DevOps mindset. You must have come across the term “DevOps”. DevOps refers to Software Development (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops) and establishes a relationship between development and IT Operations. The purpose of introducing DevOps as a business practice is to improve the collaboration between the two business units. Quality ...

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Realizing Value from Test Automation –> VALUE vs. ROI

As we are ready to close another decade of software development and testing, it is in my opinion also a great time to get rid of legacy and outdated terms and methods – in this short post, I would try and eliminate the term ROI and recommend replacing it with Value. If up until few years quality management was trying ...

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Deploy with Confidence: How Healthcare Companies Ensure App Reliability for Their Customers

For people that build, deliver and manage software in the healthcare industry, application reliability is an absolute necessity. With patients’ privacy and wellbeing at stake, there is little to no room for application downtime or other software failures.  Empowered, a subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated, manages a digital platform that simplifies the process of selecting and enrolling employees in benefits offerings ...

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Converting Helm Charts Into Jenkins X Apps

Your cluster is bound to run quite a few third-party applications. They need to be installed and managed somehow. This article offers one possible way to install and maintain third-party applications using Jenkins X Apps. We’ll use Istio as an example of such an application and try to figure out how to convert its official Helm charts into Jenkins X ...

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Field Notes from an Ad-Hoc Jenkins Pipeline

I recently had a challenge. I have written a PR to improve an open source library, but the owners of that library haven’t merged it. I don’t really want to wait until they merge the library until I can use it, so I need to deploy my copy of it, with a modified version ID, to a private artifactory server. ...

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