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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 […]

AWS ECS deployments step-by-step

The default ECS deployment type is called rolling update. With this simple approach, running ECS tasks are replaced with new ECS tasks. You control this process with the deployment configuration, where you define the minimum and maximum number of tasks allowed during a deployment. Through this mechanism you can ensure enough tasks are running to […]

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, […]

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