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DevOps Tools Introduction #07: Container Orchestration

20 February, 2018 - by Fabian Thorns

While individual Docker containers usually run a single program, applications in a microservice architecture are usually composed by combining multiple containers; each contributing a specific set of features that make up the complete application. Coordinating the creation and maintenance of the containers that build an application is the task of container orchestration tools. Multiple container orchestration platforms exist.... Read more

DevOps Tools Introduction #06: Container Basics

13 February, 2018 - by Fabian Thorns

Container virtualization is one of the major technologies behind modern software architectures. While the concept of container virtualization is rather old, new tools extend the pure virtualization components with numerous features that facilitate the deployment of containerized software. Docker is the most prominent project in that field.... Read more

DevOps Tools Introduction #05: Continuous Delivery

6 February, 2018 - by Fabian Thorns

Turning source code into running services requires a series of steps. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) are key concepts behind automating, as much as possible, build and deployment processes. LPI covers CI/CD in objective 701.4.... Read more

DevOps Tools Introduction #04: Source Code Management

30 January, 2018 - by Fabian Thorns

Storing work results and sharing them with colleagues is an essential part of open source and DevOps culture. Source Code Management (SCM) and version control systems ensure all members of a team stay on top of changes to source code and related files. These tools are also crucial in coordinating parallel work on different features and the integration of the features for software releases.... Read more

DevOps Tools Introduction #02: Modern Software Development

16 January, 2018 - by Fabian Thorns

The DevOps Tools Engineer exam starts with objective 701.1 which covers modern software development, including aspects of architecture and team organization. These are broad topics but, since LPI expects candidates to be experienced IT professionals, you will probably already have some background in this area.... Read more