Kanban is a great tool to visualize your workflow, manage your to-dos and generally, be more efficient. But like every other tool or method, it can seem difficult to use, even counter-productive, if it’s not applied correctly. Continue reading “Why Kanban may not be working for you…and how to fix that”
Are you tired dealing with email server, virtual private network, firewalls, spam filters, storage backups and data security every single month? You can’t focus on core business and growth productivity while constantly looking for someone to manage your email server and data security? You know what, you are not alone. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs have the same problem.
Luckily, there is a solution. Move your business to cloud! How? Migrate to Office 365 and forget all headache mentioned above. Read about 10 key reasons why you should start using Microsoft Office 365 today. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Migrate to Office 365”
This chapter describes in detail how to orchestrate different build jobs for continuous integration, configuration management, continuous delivery, and so on. It will cover how the build pipeline plugin and pipeline feature of Jenkins 2.0 can be used to orchestrate an end-to-end automation process for application deployment. Until now, we have covered continuous integration, cloud provisioning using Chef, configuration management, and continuous delivery. Continue reading “DevOps for Web Development: Orchestrating Application Deployment”
Continuous monitoring is a backbone of end-to-end delivery pipeline, and open source monitoring tools are like toppings on an ice cream scoop. It is desirable to monitor at almost every stage in order to have transparency about all the processes, as shown in the following diagram. It also helps us troubleshoot quickly. Continue reading “DevOps for Web Development: Monitoring Infrastructure and Applications”
Finally, we are at the business end of the book, and our focus is on deployment, automation, monitoring, and orchestration. Why? It’s because we want to achieve end-to-end application lifecycle automation or end-to-end deployment automation. First, we will go step by step to deploy our PetClinic application to a remote Tomcat server. Once that is done, it can be used as common practice for all instances. This chapter describes in detail all the steps required to deploy our sample application to a different environment once the configuration management tool prepares it for the final deployment. Continue reading “DevOps for Web Development: Deploying Application in Aws, Azure, and Docker”
Let’s revisit what we have covered till now and what our goal was in the first chapter. Our main objective is to create an end-to-end automated pipeline for application deployment. We considered source code repositories, build tools, continuous integration, configuration management to setup runtime environment, resource provisioning in the cloud and containers, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, continuous monitoring, continuous feedback, continuous improvement, and continuous innovation. Continue reading “DevOps for Web Development: Cloud Provisioning and Configuration Management With Chef”
Docker-yes, one of the hot topics of technical discussions in recent times. It is an open source, container-based technology and considered one of the disruptive innovations of recent times. Docker containers are isolated packages that contain the components required to run an application.