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Building Docker images for different architectures (using Apple Silicon)

I recently purchased a new Apple Mac Mini M1 that I have been using for development these last few weeks and it has been fantastic but as someone who uses Docker a lot for building and shipping container images, whilst the M1 Macs will build Docker images for the M1/Apple silicon architecture (aarch64) they won’t […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Deploying your own Kubernetes (K8s) bare metal cluster

The “cloud” is great and there are now several cloud providers offering managed Kubernetes clusters such as Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Microsoft Azure’s Kubernetes Service (AKS) but sometimes people like to host and play with their own stuff, on their own hardware – right?! Personally, I use several cloud […]

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Building, testing, and pushing container images to a Docker Registry using Jenkins Pipelines

Last weekend I blogged about installing Jenkins (and the Blue Ocean interface) and using Jenkins Pipelines to test against multiple PHP versions in parallel – something that you’d want to do if you were developing and deploying PHP libraries and packages. Using the same Jenkins server that we installed in my last blog post, today […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Jenkins pipelines, Docker build agents and running unit tests against multiple PHP versions.

In this post I’m going to walk through the process of installing Jenkins and using Pipelines to configure multi-stage parallel builds that test our code against multiple PHP versions in isolation. This setup means that we do not have to install and maintain multiple versions of PHP with multiple PHP extention requirements on our Jenkins […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Getting ONLYOFFICE Server installed on Ubuntu 18.04

A few days ago I blogged about setting up my own privately hosted, open-source alternative to Microsoft Teams/Slack/Discord, which got me thinking and thought I’d look for an alternative to the other features that Office365 offers and post up my findings. I stumbled across ONLYOFFICE, I proceeded to download the desktop client for MacOS and […]

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Installing Mattermost on Ubuntu Server 18.04

In my opinion, Mattermost is the perfect self-hosted, open-source alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams. As a software engineer, and like most people I’ve used a variety of messaging platforms (Slack, Discord and Microsoft Teams) to communicate with team members, share, discuss and store ideas but more importantly as part of my DevOps workflow – […]

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An awesome Linux terminal (with Microsoft Terminal and Oh-My-ZSH) on Windows 10

Oh-My-ZSH makes your terminal look and feel awesome – I used it daily on my MacOSX machines and also on Linux desktops in the past too! I’ve recently switched my Apple MacBook Pro over to a Dell XPS and am now using Windows as my daily driver. More information on the move can be found […]

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I moved away from Apple products!

I’ve been using MacOS and various iPhones for the past ten years. Apple computers have been my daily driver for general web browsing and as my development machine of choice. As a developer that works on a lot of Linux/UNIX based projects having a “proper” terminal was the main deal breaker for while! I first […]

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Windows Server 2016 as an NFS server for Linux clients

In this post I will explain how you can configure an NFS Server on a Windows 2016 Server and connect/mount the NFS exports on Linux clients, in my case I wanted to run a Linux virtual machine whist ensuring that the actual data resides on physical disks on my host machine ensuring that the data […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Installing Microsoft SQL Server on Ubuntu Server 16.04

I’m really liking what Microsoft have been doing¬†recently with¬†pushing more of their products down the open-source channels and supporting Linux and Mac operating systems. Earlier this year Microsoft released SQL Server vNEXT which can be installed and ran on Linux. In this post I will cover the process of installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server […]