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  • Top Gradle 7 features & improvements
    Gradle 7.0 was released on 9th April 2021, and includes some important new features and improvements. Discover what’s new, and what the benefits could be for your Gradle project.
  • SonarQube branch analysis
    In this article you’ll learn how to setup SonarQube branch analysis to check the quality of both master and feature branches, finding potential issues even earlier in the development lifecycle.

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Gradle

  • Top Gradle 7 features & improvements
    Gradle 7.0 was released on 9th April 2021, and includes some important new features and improvements. Discover what’s new, and what the benefits could be for your Gradle project.
  • Gradle dependency tree
    In this article you’ll learn how to view the dependency tree, so you can understand fully how you project is built and resolve common issues.
  • All about the Gradle task graph
    A powerful Gradle feature is its ability to setup dependencies between tasks, creating a task graph. Learn all about the task graph, how to add tasks to it, and how to print it out.

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Jenkins

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Prometheus

  • How and when to use a Prometheus gauge
    A Prometheus gauge is a specific type of metric used for measurements. That means your service always returns to Prometheus the current value of whatever it is you’re measuring. Prometheus is regularly scraping your service for metrics though, and when your gauge’s current value is returned Prometheus stores this against the current time. You’ll then […]
  • Prometheus service discovery for AWS ECS
    Last Updated on November 27, 2020 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. […]
  • Spring Boot default metrics
    Last Updated on November 4, 2020 Spring Boot 2’s actuator module provides monitoring and management capabilities for your application, and includes the Micrometer metrics collection facility. Micrometer comes preconfigured with many useful default metrics, and also includes the ability for you to configure your own. In this article we’ll run through the most important default […]

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AWS

  • 3 surprising facts about AWS SQS FIFO queues
    The first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue is the type of AWS SQS queue that guarantees order and provides exactly once delivery of messages. That sounds great, but there are some other important features to understand to avoid unexpected queue behaviour. In this article you’ll discover the 3 most important caveats with SQS FIFO queues. 1) If a […]
  • Running Jenkins slave agents in another VPC using VPC endpoints
    With this advanced tutorial, you’ll learn how to implement a common use case of deploying Jenkins slave agents into another VPC within the same AWS account.
  • 3 options for cross-account VPC access in AWS
    Last Updated on April 14, 2021 Using separate AWS accounts provides strong separation of resources, which is great until the point you need cross-account access from a VPC in one account to another. In this article you’ll learn 3 ways to setup a secure connection across accounts, with full working examples you can try out […]

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