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post icon Source Code Management with SCM-Manager

March 30, 2017 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In EcoSystem

Source Code Management with SCM-Manager

Over the years we talked a lot about SCM-Manager, but we never officially introduced it as one of the Cloudogu EcoSystem. Since SCM-Manager had its 6th anniversary not long ago, we want to catch up on that.We mentioned SCM-Manager the first time about 4 years ago, when the current version was 1.28. These days version 1.52 was released. That is reason enough to give an update on SCM-Manager, to sum up the changes and improvements that were made in the meantime.

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post icon Functional Testing with Gauge

January 17, 2017 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Quality

Functional Testing with Gauge

Gauge is a lightweight behavior driven testing framework that allows you to automate end-to-end tests. In this post we will show an example of how to write a test framework with Gauge in Java code. If you want to learn how to install and get started with Gauge, you should read this introductory post from our partner blog.

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post icon Testing Docker Infrastructure with Serverspec

October 06, 2016 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Quality

Testing Docker Infrastructure with Serverspec

It is already quite common to describe infrastructure in code with e.g. Puppet or Chef. These days there is another option for that: Docker. Especially for Docker it is important to keep track of the infrastructure’s configuration, because sources for your containers might have changed or vanished. Therefore you should test your infrastructure to ensure that it is as expected. Serverspec offers you the ability to do exactly that.

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post icon SCM-Manager Plugins Part 10 - Script

June 27, 2016 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Technology

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 10 - Script

If you want to automate activities or execute infrequent tasks, you can use the scm-script-plugin. It allows you to write and execute scripts for SCM-Manager in Groovy and ECMAScript. Scripts require less overhead than plugins, but their performance can be weaker.

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post icon Automatic Cloud Provisioning with Terraform - Part 2

November 12, 2015 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Technology

Automatic Cloud Provisioning with Terraform - Part 2

Using standardized rollouts for virtual machines in a cloud infrastructure has several benefits in software development to improve your performance. In the first part of our post we introduced the general advantages and explained the basic setup of Terraform. Now we will show you a basic configuration for the infrastructure and access rules that you can use as a basis for your first instances.

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post icon Automatic Cloud Provisioning with Terraform - Part 1

November 06, 2015 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Technology

Automatic Cloud Provisioning with Terraform - Part 1

In software development it is very useful to have the ability to make certain systems available on demand, for example for testing, deployment or additional build servers. The important thing about the systems is that they are available quickly and that their configuration and setup is as expected. One way to achieve this is by implementing automated provisioning of CloudStack instances by using the application Terraform.

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post icon Automated Release Management

April 28, 2015 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Software Craftsmanship

Automated Release Management

Use SCM-Manager Universe to implement an automated release-management for your projects. You can do that by using Jenkins and Sonatype Nexus. In this post we will show the necessary configuration for Maven projects with an automated deploy of snapshots and release of new versions.

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post icon Automatic Code Review with SonarQube and Jenkins Part 2/2

September 11, 2014 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Quality

Automatic Code Review with SonarQube and Jenkins Part 2/2

Subsequent to the first part of this post you can improve your code quality by implementing an automated code review system to your projects. You only need to perform a few modifications to SCM-Manager, Jenkins and SonarQube. In the first part of this article we already showed you the necessary configuration of SCM-Manager and Jenkins. Now, in the second part we will show you the necessary modifications to integrate SonarQube to the automated process.

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post icon Automatic Code Review with SonarQube and Jenkins Part 1/2

September 09, 2014 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Quality

Automatic Code Review with SonarQube and Jenkins Part 1/2

A good way to improve code quality is to use code review. Often teams recoil from code review because it demands a lot of time. An alternative could be an automated code review system that checks your code for compliance with certain metrics and rules. With the Cloudogu EcoSystem you can implement such a system based on SCM-Manager, Jenkins and SonarQube. In this first part we will show you how to configure SCM-Manager and Jenkins. The second part will be about extending the system by integrating SonarQube. 

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post icon SCM-Manager Plugins Part 2: Notify

May 15, 2013 / by Daniel Huchthausen / In Technology

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 2: Notify

The notify plugin provides the functionality of automatically generated notifications on commits to repositories. It requires at least the SCM-Manager version 1.15, other plugins are not required. At the moment the latest version is 1.2.

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