Category Archives: Version Control System

A component of software configuration management, version control, also known as revision control or source control, is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information.

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 »

GitHub Actions: deploying Dev/Prod environments with Terraform

30 September 2023

 Now that we have Terraform code ready to deploy an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster (see Terraform: Building EKS, part 1 – VPC, Subnets and Endpoints and subsequent parts), it’s time to think about automation, that is, creating pipelines in CI/CD that would create new environments for testing features, or deploy updates to the Dev/Prod… Read More »

Prometheus: GitHub Exporter – creating own exporter for GitHub API

11 June 2023

  Recently, I got a new interesting task – to build a dashboard in Grafana that would display the status of our development process and its performance, that is, the efficiency of our DevOps processes. This is necessary because we are trying to build “true continuous deployment” so that the code automatically enters Production, and… Read More »

GitLab: gitlab-shell timeouts, and /metrics Connection refused

25 April 2023

  After running our self-hosted GitLab in production, we faced a bug: during git clone/pull/push operations, the request sometimes hung for 1-2 minutes. It looked like some kind of “floating” bug, that is, it could normally work 5 times, and then hangs once. The issues gitlab-shell timeouts For example, one time git clone works well:… Read More »

GitLab: monitoring – Prometheus, metrics, and Grafana dashboard

12 March 2023

 So, let’s continue our journey with migrating GitLab to Kubernetes. See previous parts: GitLab: Components, Architecture, Infrastructure, and Launching from the Helm Chart in Minikube GitLab: Helm chart of values, dependencies, and deployment in Kubernetes with AWS S3 GitLab: міграція даних з GitLab cloud та процес backup-restore у self-hosted версії в Kubernetes In general, everything is working,… Read More »

GitLab: Helm chart of values, dependencies, and deployment in Kubernetes with AWS S3

4 February 2023

  We continue our engagement with GitLab and its deployment in Kubernetes. The first part – GitLab: Components, Architecture, Infrastructure, and Launching from the Helm Chart in Minikube, and now let’s get ready to deploy to AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service. What will we do and where: deploy to AWS from the Helm-chart, with some test env Kubernetes… Read More »

GitLab: Components, Architecture, Infrastructure, and Launching from the Helm Chart in Minikube

2 February 2023

  As GitLab recently changed the policy of providing free access, and now only 5 users will be available for the Free subscription, we decided to move to the self-hosted version. In general, they have interesting terms with the license: the price depends on the number of users, you can buy it for at least… 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 »