devops

Replace Docker for Windows with Podman?

In the recent months - or years - an alternative implementation of the Open Container Inititive (OCI) - Podman - has gained traction, especially as large Linux distributors (RedHat, Suse) decided to drop Docker in favor of Podman. Not to mention, that podman is one of the container engines used by Kubernetes. But how is the situation on Windows?

In this article I want to shed some light on how to set-up Podman on Windows and discuss whether it’s ready to drop Docker on Windows as well.

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Jenkins: How to use shared libraries for configuration

This article discusses how Jenkins pipelines that use shared libraries can be be updated structurally upon changes on the shared library without running a full build.

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Optimizing Docker Images for Java

Docker is a popular technology for creating runtime environments for servers and entire systems. Docker images are easily distributed, deployed and started. But especially distribution benefits from slim images - large images take time to transmit, especially when done frequently this could have a real impact on the development speed. In this article I’ll write about some best practices for reducing or optimizing the image size.

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DevOps

Software development and operations are growing closer together in the agile world, provide faster feedback in the development cycle and enables teams to take on more end-to-end responsibility. To the same extent development teams, however, face new challenges.

Software developers have to deal with operations and operators with development issues. At the same time, new practices such as Continuous Integration / Continous Delivery, new technologies such as CI / CD Server & Server Automation, and new methods such as application performance monitoring is learned and established.

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