Category: Automation

How CI And CD Can Boost Your Efficiency, Revenue, And More

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) are powerful strategies that your software team needs to adopt, if it hasn’t currently already. How would you like a simple, low-cost path to a smoother release cycle, a better relationship with your end users, and higher profits?  Well, that’s precisely what’s on offer when you adopt and pair continuous integration and continuous deployment. What’s Continuous Integration (CI)? We’ll start by explaining CI and its advantages before moving on to a discussion of CD.  Continuous integration is exactly what you’d expect those two words to break down into from a coding perspective.  All of the team’s coders submit their separate bits of project code into a centralized server.  This server then integrates the […]

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Machine Learning, AI at the Core of Autonomous Vehicle Evolution

Machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) related to creating computer systems that can learn without being explicitly programmed, is experiencing an industry-wide boom. The trend is no more evident than in the self-driving or autonomous vehicle space where advances in ML and AI are not just for the major auto manufacturers, however. Groups such as Donkey Car are using the technology on a much smaller scale. Donkey Car is an open-source DIY self-driving platform for small scale cars used by hobbyists and other tech aficionados. Donkey Car is a simple application based on a Raspberry Pi computer, a camera and a servo shield board to interface with the remote-controlled car. The magic of Donkey Car takes place […]

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Test-Kitchen Workflow With Docker For OSX

Everyone knows that automation is key to being successful in getting your job done and done correctly. One thing that people complain about over and over is the time it takes to set up a fast feedback loop to properly validation your configuration management code be it puppet, ansible, chef, or saltstack.   Our Managed Services team exclusively uses Test-Kitchen to streamline this workflow for the shortest possible feedback loop for this work.   So let’s dive into a few of these points and get your baseline setup working! What Gains You’ll Make From This Article: Full local development setup for configuration management A repeatable process to scale out to your DevOps team. A look into immutable infrastructure Lighter weight base test infrastructure Very […]

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