Getting started with GitHub Actions

In my orthweb project, I had to compile a library on my own. In search for free computing resources I realized that GitHub action can meet all my needs. CI/CD pipeline As a development project grows, there are too many operational tasks demanding automation. In strict terms, CI pipeline is the build pipeline; and CD … Read moreGetting started with GitHub Actions

Git Branching Strategy

Having been in two discussions about Git branching strategy with different organizations, I decide to jot down the details of all the common branching strategies in one post. This should help organizations develop their branching policies. There is a lot from Atlassian documentation. I also find this article a good resource. Centralized workflow (no branching) … Read moreGit Branching Strategy

Automatic deployment of Orthanc on AWS

[Update] Some security improvement was introduced in may 2021. Here‘s detail. In this project we introduce a medical imaging web service based on Orthanc, an open-source project of DICOM server, and a pipeline to deploy such server automatically and consistently. We deploy Orthanc on AWS automatically. This little project involves a number of technical deets … Read moreAutomatic deployment of Orthanc on AWS

Automated Deployment Pipeline 3 of 3

Background We have previously covered a pipeline example with Jenkins calling Ansible to leverage OpenSSH configuration and Ansible inventory. We also discussed a use case with declarative pipeline. In this posting, I will provide another advanced example, built on declarative pipeline. The pipeline file will be pulled from Git repository. Also, the script is executed … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 3 of 3

Automated Deployment Pipeline 2 of 3

In this posting, we continue to discuss Jenkins’ ability to automate deployment routines. Jenkins supports freestyle project out of the box, as well as Pipeline with several plugins. Freestyle project allows user to specify multiple steps on UI. This does not scale well when your entire process involves many steps. As explained on Jenkins’ website: … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 2 of 3

Automated Deployment Pipeline 1 of 3

The business case You launched a software application. You installed it on two customer sites. You support the application mostly by SSH to customer server and run Bash commands, or slightly better, Bash scripts. The product is a hit to the market. You hired 20 support specialists in a customer service department. The dream client … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 1 of 3