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CI Workflows and Bots

Chat bots are everywhere. Suddenly our messaging services are inundated with small automated systems inhabiting spaces in the domain of human-to-human communication. We can now have conversations with bots that help us buy products, book travel, make meetings, solve customer service issues, and much more. Here in Berlin, there are now two meetups dedicated to bots, and they piqued my ...

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How to update a Jenkins job posting config.xml

Recently I wanted to update a few jobs (not defined with a DSL) in Cloudbees, adding to each of them a few properties. Well, I had some trouble making it work, here are my notes (I used Jenkins 1.651.2.1 but chances are it should work with older and more recent versions, such as jenkins 2) No security  / no auth ...

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The Short History of CI/CD Tools

Jenkins (forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle) has been around for a long time and established itself as the leading platform for the creation of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery/deployment (CD) pipelines. The idea behind it is that we should create jobs that perform certain operations like building, testing, deploying, and so on. Those jobs should be ...

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Integrating Carina with Your Continuous Integration Pipeline

Rackspace recently announced the public beta for their hosted Docker offering, Carina. This is part of a strategic effort to provide a competitive in-house container solution that integrates with the Rackspace suite of tools and services, especially the famed “Fanatical Support.” Up until now you’ve been able to run Docker clusters on the Rackspace infrastructure by provisioning VMs or bare ...

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Continuous Integration Is a Hack!

“Continuous Integration is a hack!” said my friend Ben Rady years ago during a discussion on CI hosted by Stelligent. At the time, I was incredulous! How dare someone question the value of CI, especially when we had just finished writing a book about it! What’s more, our book had been nominated for a prestigious Jolt award; indeed, the following ...

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Continuous Integration is Dead

A few days ago, my article “Why Continuous Integration Doesn’t Work” was published at DevOps.com. Almost the same day I received a few strongly negative critiques on Twitter. Here is my response to the un-asked question: Why the hell shouldn’t continuous integration work, being such a brilliant and popular idea?     Even though I have some experience in this ...

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