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.

Helm: UPGRADE FAILED: another operation (install/upgrade/rollback) is in progress

24 May 2024

 Sometimes, when deploying Helm charts, the error “UPGRADE FAILED: another operation (install/upgrade/rollback) is in progress” may appear: It can occur because the previous deployment failed due to errors in the chart, or the connection between the build machine and the Kubernetes cluster was lost. Check the release status with ls –all: $ helm -n dev-backend-api-ns… Read More »

GitHub Actions: working with Reusable Workflows

23 March 2024

 In the post GitHub Actions: Deploying Dev/Prod Environments with Terraform I’ve already touched on the topic of GitHub Actions Reusable Workflows and Composite Actions a bit, so it’s time to learn more about it. What needs to be done: currently in my project, we write Workflow files in each repository separately. However, since all processes… Read More »

GitHub Actions: Terraform deployments with a review of planned changes

7 March 2024

  In the GitHub Actions: deploying Dev/Prod environments with Terraform blog I’ve already described how we can implement CI/CD for Terraform with GitHub Actions, but there is one significant drawback to that solution: there is no way to review changes before applying them with terraform apply. GitHub Actions has the ability to use Reviewing deployments… Read More »

GitHub Actions: Docker build to AWS ECR and Helm chart deployment to AWS EKS

7 October 2023

 So, we have a deployed Kubernetes cluster – see the Terraform: Creating EKS, Part 1 – VPCs, Subnets, and Endpoints series. And we have a GitHub Actions workflow to deploy it – see GitHub Actions: Deploying Dev/Prod environments with Terraform. It’s time to start deploying our backend to Kubernetes. Here we will use GitHub Actions… Read More »

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 [simterm] $ kubectl get crd NAME CREATED AT 2020-11-27T15:55:29Z [/simterm] And… 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 »