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Shippable 6.5.1 Is Live: Satisfy Your Need For Speed!

We are excited to announce the launch of Shippable 6.5.1.You can find the release notes here: 6.5.1 Release Notes.

This release is geared towards making your CI and CD processes much faster and more efficient. Read on to discover some of the major features released today, including node caching that lets you cache docker images and everything else on the node, faster nodes with more memory, and the ability to rerun only failed jobs in a build matrix. 

Deploy a WAR Package From Nexus To AWS Using Ansible

This tutorial explains how to deploy a Java-based WAR package stored on Nexus Repository Manager to a virtual machine running on AWS EC2 using Ansible playbooks.

This document assumes you're familiar with the following concepts:

The best way to get started is to install Ansible on your local machine, and run your playbook manually. Follow the instructions in this blog to achieve this workflow.  Once you understand the mechanics of it, you should consider automating your workflow by following our documentation on Automated deployment of a JAR/WAR package from Nexus to AWS using Ansible.

Java CI: Build and Push a WAR Application to Nexus

This tutorial explains how to build and push a Java-based web application to a Nexus Repository using Maven. We are using a Java demo application that has basic CI tests.

These are the following concepts you need to be familiar with to proceed further:

Build a Docker Image and Push It To Docker Hub

This tutorial explains how to manually build and push an image to Docker Hub. As an example, we will build a Docker image for a simple Node.js application that has basic CI tests as well as code coverage reports. The Dockerfile is a part of the application repository on Github.

Authenticating Against A Self-Hosted Kubernetes Cluster With A Service Account

This tutorial explains how to create a kubeconfig file to authenticate to a self-hosted Kubernetes cluster. If you use a hosted solution like GKE or AKS, you get the benefit of the cloud provider's Auth system. If it is self-hosted, then you'll have to take the DIY approach. This guide helps you to create a service account on Kubernetes and create a kubeconfig file that can be used by kubectl to interact with the cluster.