Category Archives: CI/CD

Continuous integration in software engineering is the practice of merging all developer working copies to a shared mainline several times a day.

Continuous delivery is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time and, when releasing the software, doing so manually. It aims at building, testing, and releasing software with greater speed and frequency.

Git: scan repositories for secrets using Gitleaks

16 August 2021
 

 A confidential data leak such as RDS keys or passwords to a Git repository, even if it is a private Github repository, is a very bad thing and it’s good to check your repositories to know if any developer pushed a commit with such data. Scanning utilities To check Git repositories for a leak, at… Read More »

Kubernetes: Deployment Strategies types, and Argo Rollouts

12 July 2021
 

 One of the goals of the ArgoCD implementation in our project is to use new Deployment Strategies for our applications. In this post, we will observe deployment types in Kubernetes, how Deployment is working in Kubernetes and a quick example of the Argo Rollouts. Deployment Strategies and Kubernetes Let’s take a short overview of the… Read More »

ArgoCD: declarative Projects, Applications, and ArgoCD deploy from Jenkins

19 May 2021
 

 An application, cluster, or repository can be created In ArgoCD from its WebUI, CLI, or by writing a Kubernetes manifest that then can be passed to kubectl to create resources. For example, Applications are Kubernetes CustomResources and described in Kubernetes CRD applications.argoproj.io: And are accessible in ArgoCD’s namespaces as common Kubernetes resources: Such an approach… Read More »

ArgoCD: Okta integration, and user groups

17 May 2021
 

 In the previous post ArgoCD: users, access, and RBAC we’ve checked how to manage users and their permissions in ArgoCD, now let’s add an SSO authentification. The idea is that we don’t add user accounts locally in the ArgoCD’s ConfigMap, but instead will use our Okta users databases and Okta will perform their authentication. And… Read More »

Github: Github Actions overview and ArgoCD deployment example

7 May 2021
 

 Github Actions actually is very similar to the TravisCI, but have much more closer integration with Github, and even its interface is included in the Github WebUI: So, let’s take a closer look at its abilities, how to use it, and in the following posts will deploy its self-hosted runners to a Kubernetes cluster and will… Read More »

Jenkins: running workers in Kubernetes and Docker images build

27 February 2021
 

 We have a Jenkins instance that is running jobs in Docker containers on its host. Eventually, we’ve faced with an issue when the current AWS Ec2 instance t2.2xlarge (8 CPU, 32 RAM) during peak workload periods was too overloaded – not enough CPU time, not enough memory. So, the first solution could be to proceed… Read More »

ArgoCD: a Helm chart deployment, and working with Helm Secrets via AWS KMS

22 November 2020
 

 In the previous post ArgoCD: an overview, SSL configuration, and an application deploy we did a quick overview on how to work with the ArgoCD in general, and now let’s try to deploy a Helm chart. The most interesting part of this is how to enable the Helm Secrets. Had some pain with this, but… Read More »

ArgoCD: an overview, SSL configuration, and an application deploy

22 November 2020
 

 ArgoCD helps to deliver applications to Kubernetes by using the GitOps approach, i.e. when a Git-repository is used as a source of trust, thus all manifest, configs and other data are stored in a repository. It can b used with Kubernetes manifest, kustomize, ksonnet, jsonnet, and what we are using in our project – Helm-charts.… Read More »

Jenkins: Redis deployment, and Helm subchart values

1 November 2020
 

 The task is to create a Jenkins job to deploy Redis to Dev/Stage/Prod Kubernetes clusters. In the Redis: running Master-Slave replication in Kubernetes we did it manually to see how it’s working, now it’s time to automate it. The main question is how to pass parameters for different environments during the deployment? I’d like to… Read More »