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 […]
Discover some of the reasons you might want to consider using AWS CodeBuild from within your Jenkins pipeline. Then learn how to do it.
AWS is the leading cloud provider with 32% of the market share. It offers highly available and cost effective services, so it’s no surprise companies are migrating from on-premises to AWS in droves. As developers, we’re often caught in the middle of this, being asked to re-architect software to new models such as containers or […]
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 […]
Creating an S3 bucket is easy enough, but to apply the principle of least privilege properly we need to understand how to create the right permissions for specific IAM identities. This might be straightforward if it weren’t for the multiple ways to configure permissions in S3, each having its own rules and edge cases. This […]
If you’re a developer then you’ll know that when searching for answers to programming issues online, blogs often provide the answers you’re looking for. These blogs, written by coders like you and I, approach problems and explain things in ways that official documentation doesn’t and can’t. I didn’t realise this until I started writing my […]
Jenkins is a great tool for continuous integration, but if you’re specifically interested in building Docker images you may come into some issues. This comparison between Jenkins and AWS CodeBuild helps you weigh up the pros and cons of each.
Setup Jenkins to access resources in another AWS account using one of these 4 assume role methods. At some point most Jenkins jobs are going to need to deploy the application they’ve built. If you’re following AWS best practices, you’ll have a different account for your production and development environments. This creates separation between environments, […]
Discover how much Fargate Spot could save you on your AWS bill with this price comparison between 100 Fargate Spot and 100 Fargate containers. Did you know you could save money in AWS by switching from Fargate to Fargate Spot? Whether you’re using ECS or EKS, Fargate Spot offers significant cost reductions by using spare […]
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, […]