Building a Node.js REST Microservice: Part Three

Introduction This is the third part in a series of tutorials focused on the process of creating, deploying, and consuming a Node.js REST microservices. In part one, I walked through the initial creation process and laid out the path forward. In part two, I connected the Node.js app to a database, and updated the routes […]

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Using Amazon ECS with Codebuild

In this blog I would like to demonstrate how to use AWS EC2 container service with AWS Codebuild, which is a very powerful and handy tool to automate your builds, so that it helps you run your architecture in a more efficient and automated way. In ECS everything starts with a Docker container. If you […]

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Running Selenified within Docker

As you move more towards continuous testing, it becomes important to be able to execute your automated tests rapidly in multiple environments. Docker is perfect for this, providing a simple way to execute your tests on any system, against any environment. Selenified works perfectly inside a Docker container, allowing functional tests to be easily integrated […]

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Running Android Tests in Docker

As part of the project I’m currently engaged on, my team is writing automated tests for an application which has a web interface, and also 2 mobile apps, one for Android, and one for iOS. As part of the project, we’ve built a test automation pipeline which runs our tests against our application to ensure […]

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Using Different Virtualization Tools to Create Disposable Environments

     Virtualization is a key component to building, testing and deploying software. In my experience, customers often struggle to test their application when their production and non-production systems vary. Customers also tend to spend too much time building test environments to match their production.      In the past, developers would use VirtualBox to […]

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Deploying, Running Applications in Docker Containers
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Deploying and running applications in Containers is one of the hottest trends in DevOps and IT today. Docker, a containerization platform that lets users easily package, deploy, and manage their applications within containers, is principally responsible for bringing containers to the mainstream. This article provides information about what containers are, their relationship with DevOps, and […]

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How to Use Ansible-Container to Build a Docker Container
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Last month I talked about the need for Docker-aware configuration management (CM) tools to effectively build and test containers in a CI/CD pipeline. The goal is to not install any extra tooling inside of the docker container that gets published for production use; not sshd, nor any CM tooling. This technical post documents the major […]

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Using Docker to Increase Confidence in Your Products and Deployments
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Hey DevOps Engineers, Docker is ready! I started getting into Docker just under a year ago. It obviously had promise, but I couldn’t find many people using it successfully.  Since then Docker has matured, and I’ve been recommending it to everyone doing CI/CD web-services. When the IT services industry first went to the dynamic virtual […]

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