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Erik Zaadi-Sr. Developer

Half breed DevOps and Web Developer. Full time geek with a passion for open source.

BigPanda Creates the 1000th Jenkins plugin

BigPanda Creates the 1000th Jenkins plugin

For those of you who are not familiar with Jenkins, it's a dead simple open sourced Continuous Integration solution, which takes absolutely no time to set up. Jenkins has a vibrant ecosystem and community, and until recently, Jenkins only had 999 plugins available...

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How Vagrant makes our lives easier

How Vagrant makes our lives easier

As a part of our DevOps mentality here at BigPanda, we believe in the ancient saying Automate All the Things. We also believe that each developer should have a standalone offline available version of our applications to work on at any time (regardless of, say, commute connectivity problems). Instead of having each developer carry around a small data center in their backpack, we're using something we call a DevBox. The DevBox is a Vagrant box packed with goodies that are our basic infrastructure needs, such as redis, mongodb, rabbitmq and other stuff. Vagrant is a small layer of automation that wraps your favorite hypervisor/container, available as apt-get/brew or even a windows installer.

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