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  • Elevating Builds into a Container

    Automated builds and delivery pipelines are a wonderful thing once they’re operational. But provisioning build agents can be quite painful. It can be greatly simplified by running tools in containers.

  • State of the JavaScript Landscape: A Map for Newcomers

    Modern JavaScript development is in constant motion. Build tools that were popular 12 or even six months ago are no longer en vogue. In this article, Bonnie Eisenman gives JavaScript newcomers a map to get started on their JavaScript journey. For more experienced JavaScript developers, Bonnie provides an update on where the community is at and what technologies to use for new projects.

  • Executable Images - How to Dockerize Your Development Machine

    Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments.

  • Orchestrating Your Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins

    Following up on his previous article on preparing for CD in the enterprise, Andrew Phillips reviews state-of-the-art plugins and solutions in the Jenkins ecosystem for achieving efficient, reproducible and secure delivery pipelines. Helped by none other than Jenkins creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi.

  • Managing Build Jobs for Continuous Delivery

    The number of jobs in a continuous integration tool can range from a few to several thousand, all performing various functions. There is an approach to manage these jobs in a more efficient manner.

  • Continuous Integration with MSBuild and Jenkins – Part 2

    In part one we looked at using MSBuild in a general sense. Part 2 we apply that knowledge to a specific continuous integration server, namely Jenkins. We choose Jenkins because it is an open source project that supports a wide variety of projects, making it ideal for heterogeneous environments.

  • Continuous Integration with MSBuild and Jenkins – Part 1

    In this first of a two-part series, Mustafa Saeed Haji Ali looks at implementing a continuous integration system using MSBuild. Part two will how to integrate this into Jenkins, an extendable continuous integration server with support for a wide variety of operating systems and programming languages.

  • Creating and Extending Apache Wicket Web Applications

    Apache Wicket is a powerful, light-weight component-based web application framework with strong separation of presentation and business logic. It enables you to create quality Web 2.0 applications which are easy to test, debug and support.

  • Where To Now with Build Automation?

    Most developers nowadays are familiar with the basic tenets of Continuous Integration, but arguably only a small proportion of these are fully benefiting from an optimized CI set up.This article, discusses taking Continuous Integration beyond merely being a glorified cron job and making it an effective, productivity-enhancing hub for development activity.

  • Implementing Automated Governance for Coding Standards

    Most development organizations of a significant size have some form of coding standards and best practices. Simply documenting these standards and keeping them up to date can be a significant challenge and enforcing them even harder. Our organization has found that enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through our build process has been highly effective.

  • Eric Newcomer on the future of OSGi

    Eric Newcomer, co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise work group, talks about the evolution of OSGi and it's relationship to SOA and ESB. He discusses how he thinks OSGi will evolve over the coming years and whether or not it makes sense for Sun to adopt OSGi as the container model of choice."

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