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Orchestrate a GCP Cloud SQL instance

This blog post discusses how you can automate the creation of a Google® Cloud Platform (GCP) Cloud SQL instance by using Ansible® and Jenkins®. The blog also includes an example of spinning up a MySQL® Cloud SQL instance, version 5.7, with an Ansible playbook.

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Jenkins post-build plugin - part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Jenkins post-build plugin development tutorial. This post talks in detail about the plugin project entities and their interactions with each other. To brush up on the previous post, please visit Jenkins post-build plugin - part 1.

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Jenkins post-build plugin - part 1

This is the first part of a two-part tutorial series to develop a Jenkins plugin (specifically, Jenkins post-build plugin). Jenkins is a very popular continuous-integration tool and with the small amount of (scattered) information present out there, it is really hard for a beginner to dive in this amazing area of extending it - Plugins!

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Move fast and don’t break things! Testing with Jenkins, Ansible and Docker

One of our highest priorities at is to never break production. Our users depend on it to manage and monitor their servers and we depend on them. At the same time, we need to move fast with development and deliver updates as soon as possible. We want to be able to easily deploy several times per day.

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