Package Apache 2.4.x RPMs via Docker and Ansible-container

In the last months my company started to move all our VMs from Ubuntu-based templates to CentOS ones. Regardless of the reason of this choice (I do not want to start a Ubuntu vs CentOS flame since I’m a fan of both distros) one of the biggest problem was to deal with the Apache Httpd…

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Environment templates – part 1 – Create your template

Ok, time for a big topic. Environment templates is a really useful practice which can improve many Continuous Integration areas, so I will probably split its description over several posts. This first post involves, obviously, template creation. The second one will show you how to reuse such template for integration tests automation. Third one will…

Ansible – massively fix bash shellshock

Since the recently discovered bash vulnerabilty is forcing many IT specialist to run massive update to their systems, here you can find a simple ansible script to immediately update all your servers at once, would they be APT or YUM based. — – hosts: “{{deploy_host}}”   remote_user: ansible_user   sudo: yes   vars:     pkg_list_deb:       – bash     pkg_list_rpm:       – bash   tasks:…

Artifactory in the box

Today I got a very interesting problem to solve: I  had to delivery a bunch of libraries to an external developer to let him be able to fully compile a very complex build. Tasks wasn’t easy since he could not simply connect to our local Artifactory to perform the single maven build he would need…

Video Review: Learning Apache Maven 3

Today I want to propose you the review of another interesting Packt video training: Learning Apache Maven 3. You can have a look to my previous review on a very similar topic here:  Video Review: Getting Started with Apache Maven As per all Packt video course you can decide to watch it directly online with…