Add SonarQube quality gates to your Jenkins build pipeline

SonarQube is an excellent tool for measuring code quality, using static analysis to find code smells, bugs, vulnerabilities, and poor test coverage. Rather than manually analysing the reports, why not automate the process by integrating SonarQube with your Jenkins continuous integration pipeline? This way, you can configure a quality gate based on your own requirements, […]

VPCs, subnets, and gateways – fundamentals for working with containers in AWS

Let’s be honest, for most developers getting their software written and working on their own machine and maybe a test environment is the main priority. Deploying to production? Ah, that’s another team. All the AWS network ‘stuff’ – VPCs, subnets, gateways? Someone else’s business, right? Secondary to the contents of the holy Docker image and […]

Annotation processors in Gradle with the annotationProcessor dependency configuration

Annotation processing is a Java compilation option which has been around since Java 5. It enables the generation of additional files during compilation, such as classes or documentation. Gradle abstracts the complexity of passing the correct compilation options to Java with the annotationProcessor dependency configuration, which we’ll explore in detail in this article with a […]

How to update Gradle

Using the Gradle wrapper means that a project can be fixed to a specific version of Gradle. If you want to update Gradle to a newer version though, follow the simple steps in this article. What’s my current Gradle version? Assuming your project is using the Gradle wrapper, which it most likely is, run ./gradlew […]

Prometheus service discovery for AWS ECS

Having Prometheus automatically discover your AWS ECS services makes life a lot easier since you don’t have to manage Prometheus target configurations across environments. Although Prometheus doesn’t provide it out-of-the-box, in this article you’ll discover exactly how to setup service discovery for ECS by combining a few simple tools. By the end, we’ll have a […]

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