Category Archives: Jenkins

How to achieve the top 3 IT Ops objectives

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Back from an exciting week at the Jenkins User Conference in Santa Clara, I want to thank all of you who stopped by the ElasticBox booth to share your thoughts and questions.  From the 600+ attendees representing various enterprises, some key themes emerged that reflect their IT organizational challenges and objectives. I’ll go over the top three. Read More

Large-scale continuous deployment Jenkins tutorial for hybrid clouds

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Are you at the Jenkins conference this week? We’re excited to be there as a sponsor and meet many of you who work on continuous deployments (CD). Our goal is to help you achieve CD without writing scripts or doing manual grunt work. To that end, we want to showcase full CD automation for your use-cases using Jenkins and ElasticBox. A simple Todo Node.js application tutorial demonstrates the CD automation in this post. Read More

Excited to see you Sept 2-3 at the Jenkins User Conference, booth 3

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ElasticBox is happy to announce that we are a sponsor for the upcoming Jenkins User Conference in Santa Clara, CA. This will be an exciting time to connect with IT operations folks and developers and share how to deploy applications at speed without manual setup. Read More

Here’s how ElasticBox deploys 30 times a day

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As a software company run by developers for developers, two core engineering values define us. Dogfooding is number one. Since we are our primary user, dogfooding ElasticBox helps us learn firsthand what we would otherwise have to learn later and more painfully from customer experiences. Our second engineering value is to deploy daily to keep ourselves honest and tighten the feedback loop with customers. Today, we live both these values through CI/CD with the ElasticBox Jenkins Plugin. Here, we share why and how we implemented it. Read More

This is how you easily build and deploy from GitHub pull requests

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We last showed how ElasticBox works with Jenkins to run workloads on remote machines in any cloud, any pre-defined slave build environment. This time, we make it easy to handle GitHub pull requests. The ElasticBox Jenkins plugin directly manages the GitHub pull request lifecycle. So what does that mean to you? Read More

Why automate gated code check-ins using ElasticBox?

In the last decade, we’ve been devising a number of tools and platforms like Jenkins, GitHub, ElasticBox to fully automate software development and build processes.

Automating software builds has one big challenge. How to keep the rigor of a gated check-in process in place as we automate triggers, builds, and deployment environments in each stage? Read More

Four reasons to celebrate Jenkins builds with ElasticBox

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It’s the holiday season. Time to celebrate and reflect on the year ending.

If you’ve spent the year wrangling with Jenkins build jobs, then slaves are probably a tedious reminder. Especially if you think of the work required to set up build environments in different clouds. Then compound that with environments to match different stages of product readiness such as dev, test, production. See the drudgery involved? Read More