Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud

“Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure.

Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment.”

  • Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies
  • Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms
  • Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources
  • Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure
  • Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers

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See also: DevOps Topics

Bibliography

Reading being his main hobby, the Cloud Monk has purchased over 5000 books over the years. They are primarily in the areas of IT (DevOps, Cloud, Azure, AWS, Cybersecurity, Linux, Windows Server, Programming, Python, PowerShell, JavaKotlin), Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, History, and of course his favorite topic Buddhism.

Continuous Delivery for Java Apps – Build a CD Pipeline Step by Step Using Kubernetes, Docker, Vagrant, Jenkins, Spring, Maven and Artifactory

  • Title: Continuous Delivery for Java Apps: Build a CD Pipeline Step by Step Using Kubernetes, Docker, Vagrant, Jenkins, Spring, Maven and Artifactory
  • Author: Jorge Acetozi
  • Print Length: 587 pages
  • Publisher: Leanpub
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2017), Kindle (February 7, 2018))
  • ASIN: B078B3FJ7J
  • This book is for sale at http://leanpub.com/continuous-delivery-for-java-apps

“This book will guide you through the implementation of the real-world Continuous Delivery using top-notch technologies. Instead of finishing this book thinking “I know what Continuous Delivery is, but I have no idea how to implement it”, you will end up with your machine set up with a Kubernetes cluster running Jenkins Pipelines in a distributed and scalable fashion (each Pipeline run on a new Jenkins slave dynamically allocated as a Kubernetes pod) to test (unit, integration, acceptance, performance and smoke tests), build (with Maven), release (to Artifactory), distribute (to Docker Hub) and deploy (on Kubernetes) a Spring Boot app to testing, staging and production environments implementing the Canary Release deployment pattern.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION
Agile
Scrum
Scrum and Continuous Integration
Deployed vs Released
Scrum and Continuous Delivery
XP and Continuous Delivery
Automated Tests
Continuous Integration
Feature Branch
Continuous Delivery
Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment
Canary Release
A/B Tests
Feature Flags

NOTEPAD APP: AUTOMATED TESTS, MAVEN AND FLYWAY
Pre-Requisites
The Notepad Application
Automated Tests
Unit Tests
Integration Tests
Acceptance Tests
Page Object
Distributed Acceptance Tests with Selenium-Grid
Smoke Tests
Performance Tests with Gatling.io
Apache Maven
Maven Snapshot vs Release
The Default Lifecycle and its Phases
Maven Repositories
Repository Manager (Artifactory)
Maven Plugins: Surefire and Failsafe
Maven Profile
Running Unit Tests
Running Integration Tests
Running Acceptance Tests
Running Smoke Tests
Running Performance Tests
Publish Artifacts to Artifactory with Maven
Publish a Snapshot to Artifactory
Publish a Release to Artifactory
The release:prepare Goal
The release:perform Goal
Flyway

DOCKER
Introduction to Docker
Difference Between Container and Image
Docker Hub
Create your Account
Official Docker Repositories
Image Tags
Non-Official Docker Images
Create a Repository, an Image and Push it to Docker Hub
Running Containers on Docker
Running Containers as Daemons
Container Clean Up
Naming Containers
Exposing Ports
Persistent Data with Volumes
Environment Variables
Docker Networking
Create a Bridge Network
Container Static IP Address
Linking Containers
Most Used Docker Commands
Images
Containers
Misc
Building Docker Images: Dockerfile

JENKINS: PIPELINE AS CODE AND CHATOPS
Jenkins Overview
Jenkins Concepts
Job (or Project)
Build
Artifact
Workspace
Executor
Plugin
Node, Master, and Agent (or Slave)
ChatOps
Create a Slack Workspace
Integrate Slack with Jenkins
Slack Notification Plugin
Use Hubot to Interact with Jenkins
Jenkins Pipeline
Declarative Pipeline vs Scripted Pipeline
Scripted Pipeline
Using Docker with Jenkins Pipelines
Running Docker from Within the Jenkins Container
Scaling Jenkins with Slaves

KUBERNETES
Why Kubernetes?
Set up a Kubernetes Cluster using Vagrant
Hands-on Introduction to Kubernetes
Kubernetes Concepts
Namespaces
Pods
Labels
Replica Sets
Services
Service Discovery using DNS
Service Discovery using Namespaces
Volumes
Handling External Configurations
Config Maps
Changing Logback Log Level at Runtime
Secrets
Using Secrets as Environment Variables
Using Secrets as Files from a Pod
Deployments
Readiness Probes
Liveness Probes
Canary Release
Kubernetes Architecture
Kubernetes Master Components
Etcd
API Server
Controller Manager
Scheduler
Kubernetes Node Components
Service Proxy
Kubelet
cAdvisor
Kubernetes Add-ons
Web UI (Dashboard)
Monitoring Kubernetes with Heapster, InfluxDB and Grafana
Web UI Overview
DNS

HANDS-ON PROJECT

APPENDICES


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Continuous Delivery in Java: Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production

See Java Bibliography, Continuous Delivery, DevOps Bibliography, Continuous Delivery / Continuous Integration (CI/CD) Bibliography. See also A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery in Java: Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production, 1st Edition
Authors: Daniel Bryant (Author), Abraham Marín-Pérez (Author)
Print Length: 482 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 9, 2018)
Publication Date: November 9, 2018
ASIN: B07KFQ99CT

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“Continuous delivery adds enormous value to the business and the entire software delivery lifecycle, but adopting this practice means mastering new skills typically outside of a developer’s comfort zone. In this practical book, Daniel Bryant and Abraham Marín-Pérez provide guidance to help experienced Java developers master skills such as architectural design, automated quality assurance, and application packaging and deployment on a variety of platforms.

Not only will you learn how to create a comprehensive build pipeline for continually delivering effective software, but you’ll also explore how Java application architecture and deployment platforms have affected the way we rapidly and safely deliver new software to production environments.”

  • Get advice for beginning or completing your migration to continuous delivery
  • Design architecture to enable the continuous delivery of Java applications
  • Build application artifacts including fat JARs, virtual machine images, and operating system container (Docker) images
  • Use continuous integration tooling like Jenkins, PMD, and find-sec-bugs to automate code quality checks
  • Create a comprehensive build pipeline and design software to separate the deploy and release processes
  • Explore why functional and system quality attribute testing is vital from development to delivery
  • Learn how to effectively build and test applications locally and observe your system while it runs in production”

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Cloud Monk

The Cloud Monk is the Nom de plume pen name of Mike Kreuzer, Ph.D, MCSE/MCT, Azure DevOps / DevSecOps Engineer Author. As a former ordained Buddhist Monk from Nalanda Monastery France, the Cloud Monk goes by the ordination name of “Losang Jinpa” while practicing as an Ayurvedic Doctor – Pastoral Counselor. As a polymath Losang is also an author of Buddha Dharma and IT Cybersecurity, Pentesting, DevOps books, a Technical Writer, a Wiki Fanatic, a Polyglot (fluent in French, versed in Sanskrit, with basic spoken Mandarin; coding PowerShell, Java, Kotlin, and basic Python scripting), a Permaculture Gardener, and an amateur Historian focused on the History of Technology. Cloud Monk‘s greatest influence, Main Teacher and Mentor is Da Xin De Ben Shr.


DevOps Bibliography

See also Continuous Delivery / Continuous Integration (CI-CD) Bibliography, Java Bibliography

Microservices: A Practical Guide

See DevOps Bibliography

Author: Wolff, Eberhard (2017). A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-134-69147-3.

Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (February 24, 2017)
Publication Date: February 24, 2017
ASIN: B06XBCJHDX

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A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery

See DevOps Bibliography. See also Continuous Deliver in Java.

Author: Wolff, Eberhard (2017). A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-134-69147-3.

Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (February 24, 2017)
Publication Date: February 24, 2017
ASIN: B06XBCJHDX

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