After using Jenkins for some time, the natural progression towards cheaper and simpler alternatives kicked in. While not the prettiest thing to look at, Jenkins served us well, but the costs involved with running at least one full-time AWS instance (plus workers) for our CI needs were becoming questionable.
Posts Categorized: DevOps
Scheduling tasks to run at particular times is a fairly common occurrence when developing web applications. Cleaning out old session data, generating reports, flushing queues, checking job statuses, and sending emails are just a few examples of tasks that either need to run at specific times or might not have another event to trigger them.
We recently started working with Slack to streamline workflows and try some ChatOps. While pushing our Jenkins and Shippable updates to Slack was accomplished with a single cURL command, we also wanted our Elastic Beanstalk notifications to show up in some particular channels. I’ve been wanting to try out AWS Lambda for some time now, and it just so… Read more »
If you’re an early adopter like us and have been on the CoreOS bandwagon for more than a few days, you’ve likely run into some Btrfs issues. These issues usually manifest as “no space left on device” errors that cause Docker to completely fail, usually at the most inconvenient time. While there are some workarounds… Read more »
No. You can’t fairly compare Amazon OpsWorks to a CoreOS environment so we’re not going to do that. All I will say is that OpsWorks and Chef combined for an extremely slow and buggy deployment process which lead us to look for an alternate solution. We started experimenting with Docker a few months back to accelerate our… Read more »