Guide to Containers and Compliance

May 17

In traditional application environments, meeting compliance goals required paying attention to infrastructure like physical devices, unified data stores, and static networks.

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How to Maximize the Scalability of Your Containerized Environment

May 14

One main reason to use containers is that they help make apps, services and environments highly scalable. But that doesn’t happen magically. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of containers, you have to build your stack and configure your environment in ways that maximize...

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Why Continuous Improvement is Key to Continuous Delivery

May 10

Perhaps the most difficult dimension of DevOps is that DevOps never ends. There is no guide to doing DevOps, and there is no final setup that means you have completed your DevOps journey.

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My container conversion story

May 7

Like many people in the IT industry, when I first heard about Docker, I expected it to be yet another fad. After all, containerization is not something that is new to Linux. Tools like LXC, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ all offer to run your OS and apps in a container and share resources. They all were...

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Three things I wish Kubernetes could do

May 4

Over the last several years, Kubernetes has become an indispensable tool for organizations that use containers on a large scale. As great as Kubernetes is, however, there are some things that could make it even better.

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How Does Kubernetes Networking Actually Work?

May 1

Kubernetes is a cornerstone piece of open source technology in the container management and orchestration space. It includes all of the pieces necessary to provide a true highly available infrastructure for container-based services running on multiple public clouds, private clouds, or even bare...

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Why "Docker vs. VMs" Is the Wrong Way to Think

Apr 27

"Docker vs. virtual machines: Which should you use?"

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The new Steps Store has landed!

Apr 5

Team Oracle + Wercker would like to invite you to try out the next generation of Steps! 

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How to Explain DevOps to Your Boss

Apr 4

"What do you know about DevOps? Is it something we should be using? Would it do us any good? Is it something we need in our operations, or is it just another new management theory? I'm not in the mood for any more new management theories—at least not this week."

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Release notes 14 March 2018

Mar 14

Release notes 14 March 2018

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Docker vs. LXC—The Similarities and Differences

Mar 14

Docker is the hot topic at every tech conference, developer forum, and DevOps team meeting today. However, Docker isn’t the only (or the first) container technology. In fact, Docker itself was originally based on another container framework, Linux containers (LXC), which has been around for a...

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Wercker Steps Use Case: Rollbar-Notify

Mar 7

I’m a huge fan of the DevOps methodology, but it often suffers from information overload. With automation comes notifications, and if you’re not careful, these notifications can quickly become overwhelming. And after a while, it doesn’t matter how important a notification is—You eventually stop...

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Slacking Test Notifications

Dec 23

When it comes to flexibility and ease-of-use in a CI/CD platform, I'm a huge fan of Wercker Steps. 

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My 5 favorite Wercker integrations

Dec 18

I won't lie, I love Wercker. While continuous delivery is a popular topic these days, you'd be hard-pressed to find a higher quality platform that seems to be built specifically with individual users in mind.

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Better automation on your changelogs

Dec 15

Changelogs are awesome.

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Do more with your containers: Announcing Wercker Pipelines, Releases and Clusters

Oct 2

Since our acquisition announcement in April the Wercker team has worked non-stop with our colleagues at Oracle to build our shared vision. 

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DevOps crisis plan

Sep 18

By design, DevOps is supposed to minimize the risk of errors and mitigate their impact when they occur. But mistakes are still inevitable.

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The DevOps Org Chart

Aug 30

Companies that think that DevOps is a technology-only endeavour are set up for failure. At best, they will create some short-lived automation, and will not support a delivery chain of an ever-changing application—which is just Waterfall 2.0. 

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Achieving Continuous Improvement Through Containers

Jul 27

When implementing a container environment, one of the worst things you can do is to complete the implementation and call it done. After all, few things in the world of IT can truly be managed with a “set-it-and-forget-it” mindset. There is always room for further improvement and optimization.

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SOA vs. Microservices: What’s the Same? What’s Different?

Jul 27

Microservices are all the rage these days. But are they really a new idea?

If you were around and kicking in the 2000s, you may also remember when Service-Oriented Architecture, or SOA, was the cool way to design apps. In some respects, SOA is very similar to microservices.

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How to Get Unstuck in Your DevOps Transformation

Jul 25

In today’s highly dynamic IT environments, DevOps transformations are all the rage. Yet DevOps transformations do not always go according to plan. Any number of things can completely derail a DevOps transformation. When issues occur, it’s important to take decisive action to get things back on...

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Kubernetes Internals: Load Balancing

Jul 23

How does Kubernetes handle load balancing? That's a simple question, but it has a complicated set of answers.

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LinuxKit - Know the next solution for containers

Jul 20

The big news in the Docker world of late is the announcement of LinuxKit, which Docker developers created in conjunction with Intel, IBM, ARM and Microsoft. LinuxKit is a modular, compact, secure and portable framework for building tiny Linux-based operating systems that you can run inside a...

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What's the difference between CI and CD, anyway?

Jun 28

Are you having trouble figuring out what constitutes a reasonable first step on the DevOps journey? Are you wondering whether continuous integration (CI) is enough for your needs, or whether you need to implement continuous delivery (CD)?

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Kubernetes' killer features

Jun 27

2016 was quite the year for the Kubernetes project. With record-setting attendance at Kubecon, almost bi-weekly feature releases to the Kubernetes platform, and large-scale adoption, Kubernetes has truly become the belle of the container ball over the past year.

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Tips for building a successful microservices architecture

Jun 21

It’s possible to containerize legacy monolithic apps by running your entire app in a single container. However, that’s not the point of containerization.

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Is Docker insecure? (Hint:No)

Jun 19

Docker, which has now been around for four years, is the world's leading software container platform.

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Containers and cost optimizations

Jun 16

There is an old saying that time is money. Perhaps nowhere does this statement ring truer than in modern development environments. At its core, software development is an effort to automate business processes. The assumption is therefore that the resulting software will yield tangible business...

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Kubernetes: troubleshooting ingress and services traffic flows

May 23

Kubernetes is a great platform to run your application on, and it handles a lot of the heavy lifting on wiring up your application together.

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Continuous Deployment with Wercker: A Tale of Python Bots

May 18

It started with a Twitter parody account, inspired by @BoredElonMusk...

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Testing with PHPUnit in Wercker

May 15

Unit testing isn't optional anymore. To be honest, I can't think of a time when it was optional. But as the DevOps community has grown, so has the emphasis on proper software development practices: automated build processes, atomic deployments, environmental parity—all things that a high quality...

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Your Software Stack 10 Years Ago vs. Your Stack Today

May 11

The software stack 10 years ago was simple. Requests started at the client side, and they could be answered from a web server itself, or sent for additional processing to an application server or MySQL database.

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New feature | Invite by email for organizations

May 8

This new feature makes it easy to invite everybody in your organization even when they don't yet have an account on our platform.

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Using Wercker with Cloud Foundry

May 4

Wercker has fantastic integrations with a number of clouds and services. Yet, I recently found it missing an integration with Cloud Foundry.

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What Does "Docker Native" Really Mean?

Apr 28

Docker is an increasingly ubiquitous tool used by hobbyists and enterprises alike, but despite that popularity, many organizations fail to utilize the containerization platform to its full potential.

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The ultimate guide to container registries

Apr 21

Containers are created from container image files. There are container images for most popular software tools and utilities like Ubuntu, Redis, and NGINX.

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Why Wercker is Thrilled to Join Oracle

Apr 17

Please note: On April 17, 2017 Oracle announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker. The transaction has closed. For more information please check out http://www.oracle.com/wercker

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Compliance and the Cloud: Reality Check

Apr 6

Let’s agree on one thing to start—compliance is crucial no matter what kind of company you are. It’s a myth that only banks, government organizations, and the Fortune 500s care about compliance.

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Inside Wercker - Meet Mies

Apr 4

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” where we introduce you to one of our team members. This time we’ll get to know Mies. You can follow him on twitter

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Kubernetes: The latest and greatest

Mar 28

Kubernetes is one of the fastest-moving open source projects. Alpha, beta, and production-ready features seem to be released on a weekly basis, and just when you are in awe of a new feature, something even cooler comes out.

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 14

Mar 27

Spring is upon us. With the change in season comes more exciting news and events for all things container-related. First off, we would like to wish Docker a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We would also like to celebrate the February release of Go 1.8 - you go, Go! Will you be in Berlin this week for ...

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Inside Wercker - Meet Aaron

Mar 21

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” where we introduce you to one of our team members. This time we’ll get to know Aaron. You can follow him on twitter

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GUI vs. CLI: How should you manage your workflow?

Mar 17

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a "command line vs. graphical user interface" argument, I would be a very rich man. But, if I'm being honest, I find these types of disagreements silly. In the end, the tools don't make the developer, do they?

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Our Docker story | Why we switched to Docker

Mar 15

There are still many development teams out there that are taking their first tentative steps towards Docker, planning to make a move, or that have adopted Docker, but not in production.

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6 tips for securing Docker containers

Mar 13

Docker’s stand on security is that its container platform is built to be secure by default. However, during attacks, the defaults aren’t enough, and you need a deliberate security strategy.

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Refactor or rebuild? How to containerize your app

Mar 9

To refactor or to rebuild: That is the question. (Sorry, Hamlet fans.)

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Containers and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 13

Feb 28

March is very exciting. 

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Inside Wercker - Meet Ashima

Feb 27

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” a feature where we introduce you to one of our team members. This time we get to know Ashima Kudaisya, Growth and Martech Manager at Wercker. You can follower her on LinkedIn.

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Top tips for building lean containers

Feb 20

2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for production containers.

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How to create a production Kubernetes cluster with full CI/CD in 5 steps

Feb 14

This tutorial will show you how to create a production quality Kubernetes cluster!

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Get started with Wercker & Golang

Feb 13

This guide is a step-by-step explanation for developing, building and deploying a sample app with Wercker within minutes.

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Kubernetes takes us beyond ‘Peak Confusion’ podcast

Feb 9

Are we there yet? Whats going on? Talking about Kubernetes progression and the future! 

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Our most popular Steps (plugins) for AWS

Feb 7

Steps (plugins) are really handy for fixing problems you didn’t even realize you had, not to mention help increase productivity. 

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Containers and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 12

Jan 31

We have a lot for you this month. It looks like everyone is back in the game after the holidays and fired up about all things containers.

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Meet Wercker's team member: Jacco | Inside Wercker

Jan 27

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” a feature where we introduce you to one of our team members. This time we get to know Jacco Flenter, Interaction Engineer at Wercker. You can follow him on Twitter or ping him on the Wercker Slack channel: @flenter.

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Pushing to Azure with Wercker

Jan 26

Wercker now supports pushing to Azure Container Registry! Setting up a dependable and reproducible pipeline has never been easier.

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Our most popular Steps (plugins) for Google Cloud Platform

Jan 25

Steps (plugins) are really handy for fixing problems you didn’t even realize you had, not to mention help increase productivity. 

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Kubernetes logging as easy as 1..2..3!

Jan 16

If you're considering or have already started using Kubernetes, one thing you absolutely cannot get around is having proper logging throughout your system to debug your applications in case of unexpected errors. 

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How Kubernetes works | Top 5 tutorials

Jan 10

Kubernetes or K8's as the kool kids like to call it, is arguably one of the most popular schedulers out there, and increasingly on the rise as an "I can use this" on most developer resumes. At Wercker we don't want to see anyone left behind and as such have prepared a set of our "top 5"...

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Our most popular Kubernetes Steps (plugins)

Jan 4

Since it's likely that those news years resolutions to be "the dev-master" are probably waning we thought it high time to present to you an updated list of handy steps (plugins) for fixing problems you didn’t even realize you had. 

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Our year in review

Dec 30

2016 was a rollercoaster year for Wercker. We started the year off with our Series A funding. Inkef Capital led our round with participation from our existing investor Notion Capital. The funding helped us accelerate our growth and expand our amazing team.

 

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Change the way you do CI/CD with Workflows

Dec 28

An effective CI/CD system gives your development team more precision, control and –lest we forget– efficiency by giving them automatic and fast feedback on their changes and by providing a stage on which your whole team (or multiple teams within an organisation) can automate everyday operations...

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Most read engineering posts of 2016

Dec 28

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to take a second to reflect on the blog posts that resonated with Wercker users and made the sometimes tricky world of development that little bit easier. Here is a round-up of the top ten most read tutorials and general posts of 2016. 

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Meet Walterbot

Dec 13

For a long time, Wercker has had support for after-steps which allow you to setup notifications for apps like Slack and though this works great for team notifications, there are situations where only YOU want to get a notification, and for that, we have a slack app: Walterbot

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An (almost) complete Wercker CLI glossary

Dec 7

Wercker CLI glossary of flags and Options.  

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Prometheus Alert Manager on Kubernetes

Dec 6

This blog will show you how to setup the Alert Manager on Kubernetes.

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A new web beginning

Nov 22

Over the years at Wercker we have continuously made improvements to our user interface.

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Parallel testing your code with Wercker

Nov 15

There's a certain warm and fuzzy feeling to be felt when working on well-tested code.

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Deploying a Microservice to Kubernetes with Wercker

Nov 8

This tutorial will show you how to take an example microservice from source code to running on a Kubernetes cluster using Wercker.

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Kubernetes tutorial round up for KubeCon 2016

Nov 8

In the spirit of KubeCon 2016 we've rounded up our latest content around K8S to help you deploy your code faster and better with Wercker. 

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Kubernetes with Stern

Nov 8

We have a deep love for Kubernetes and have built all our infrastructure on top of it.

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Our most popular Steps for AWS

Nov 7

The Install AWS CLI step is one of the most downloaded Steps on the Wercker Steps Registry

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Our most popular Steps for Google Cloud Platform

Nov 7

Check out the Wercker Steps Registry for useful Steps that carry out automation tasks in your Pipelines. Our most popular steps for integrating directly with Google Cloud Platfrom include:

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Our most popular Steps for interacting with Kubernetes clusters

Nov 7

The Wercker Steps Registry contains a plethora of useful Steps that carry out automation tasks in your Pipelines. Our most popular steps for integrating directly with Kubernetes include:

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Moving fast with Microservices

Nov 1

It’s been over five years that Marc Andreessen wrote the much-publicized essay on “why software is eating the world”.

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Meet Wercker's team member: Victoria | Inside Wercker

Oct 31

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” where we introduce you to one of our team members. This time we’ll get to know Victoria. You can follow her on Twitter.

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 10

Oct 27

November is one busy month! Check out our latest conference dates, news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads from around the web.

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Meet Wercker's team member: Faiq | Inside Wercker

Oct 26

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” our monthly feature where we introduce you to one of our team members. 

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Adding support for organization-level environment variables

Oct 24

You can now have environment variables on organizations, applications and pipelines.

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Deploying a Microservice to GKE with GCR

Oct 20

This tutorial will show you how to take an example microservice from source code to a Kubernetes cluster using Wercker, Google Container Engine (GKE) and Google Container Registry (GCR).

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Cached Yarn install on Wercker

Oct 13

Yarn is already super fast but becomes even faster when you cache the modules between builds. This is easy to do on Wercker.

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Inside Wercker - Team Building

Oct 12

Why hello there, so nice to see you again. It’s been a while since we last ran into each other and I have quite a bit to share with you.

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 9

Sep 29

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads from around the web.

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Meet Wercker's team member: Andy | Inside Wercker

Sep 28

Welcome to “Inside Wercker,” our monthly feature where we introduce you to one of our team members. 

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In containers we trust

Sep 28

 The Wercker team were an official partner at GCP Next earlier this month and a common question that came up was “What exactly do containers mean for software security?”

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Trends in Containers in 2016 for Developers

Sep 27

Containers are an older technology than most people think. 

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CI/CD: Automate your Firebase deploy with Wercker

Sep 19

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post is by De Ville Weppenaar, a developer at Ad Dynamo, showing how to Automate your Firebase deploy with Wercker 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 8

Sep 13

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads from around the web.

 

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Wercker's app with new colors and design

Sep 7

We’re pretty serious about design at Wercker, and whilst DX is important and covers the entire spectrum of how a developer interacts with your platform or tool, it doesn’t have to preclude a beautiful interface.

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Kubernetes cluster with Docker containers

Sep 6

This article is going to show you how to automate getting your code out of your git repository and into a Kubernetes cluster with Wercker. 

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Meet Wercker's team member: Benno | Inside Wercker

Aug 31

Welcome to “Inside Wercker”, a monthly feature where we introduce you to one of our team members. This month we get to know Benno van den Berg, Cloud Engineer at Wercker.

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DX: Heavybit Devguild Roundup | Event

Aug 30

On 27 July, Heavybit, the 9-month program for developer oriented companies, organized their Developer Product Design summit at the Folsom Street Foundry.

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Process behind Wercker's design for the Minikube logo

Aug 17

When we heard there was an opportunity to design a logo for Minikube we jumped right on it and won by public vote. Here’s how we came up with the logo.

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Switching from backbone to react router

Aug 16

A bit over a year ago we decided to make the switch from Backbone.js to React.

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Optimised front end design of Wercker's CI/CD automation tool

Aug 11

Over the years we’ve added, subtracted and moved various front-end elements to reflect changes and new features that we’ve built.

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How to run scheduled jobs to Kubernetes cluster

Aug 1

At Wercker we need to run scheduled jobs on our Kubernetes cluster. Since Kubernetes’ answer to cron (ScheduledJobs) isn’t quite production ready yet.

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Manage complex CI/CD atuomation scenarios with workflows|Updates

Jul 24

We’re happy to announce new features and visual enhancements to the workflows interface. Checking up on your running pipelines is now even prettier and easier than before.

 

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CI/CD: Automate your Iconic package build with Wercker

Jul 13

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post is by De Ville Weppenaar, a developer at Ad Dynamo, showing how to Automate your Ionic package build with Wercker.

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Manage complex CI/CD automation scenarios with Workflows

May 19

We’re excited to announce the launch of Wercker Workflows, an important step toward solving the key automation challenges in CI/CD when deploying to cloud native architectures consisting of container registries and schedulers.

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 7

May 19

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices. 

 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 6

May 2

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 5

Apr 12

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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Work culture | Wercker

Mar 30

Why, hello there - @elettire here on a rainy Saturday and I feel the need to bring you all in on the awesomeness that has been my first few weeks at Wercker. 

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Kubernetes, Stackdriver, AWS highlights from Google Nex

Mar 28

Some of the Wercker team went to Google Next! Here are some highlights of the event.

 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 4

Mar 25

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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How to publish Go Binaries with Wercker

Mar 23

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Arjen Schwarz, a cloud developer based in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 3

Mar 11

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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Workflows for your Docker containers and the Modern Cloud

Mar 9

We knew containers were going to be big ever since 2011, back when we were executing user jobs with LXC containers. 

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Early Access Program | Wercker

Mar 3

The Early Access program allows us to beta test new features before we launch them publicly.

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 2

Feb 29

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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Deploy Docker containers to a digital ocean server |Guide

Feb 25

The goal of this guide is to get you comfortable automating your deployments to a Digital Ocean server using the wercker platform. 

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Container and Microservices | News and Events | Vol 1

Feb 12

Check out the latest news from our ecosystem partners and some interesting reads on the state of containers and microservices.

 

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Announcing Our Series A Funding

Jan 28

Today is an exciting day for wercker and its community. We are happy to announce we’ve raised a $4.5 million funding round, led by INKEF Capitalwith backing from our existing investor Notion Capital.

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Moving Faster With The Pipeline Viewer For Bitbucket

Dec 2

We’ve released an add-on for Bitbucket users! With the Wercker Pipeline Viewer, you can interact with your YAML and debug issues even faster! Install the Wercker Pipeline Viewer add-on by visiting the Atlassian marketplace 

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Create faster build times with Store Step

Oct 19

Today we’re glad to announce one of the most asked-for features: the optional store step!

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Wercker Slack Channel | ChatOps

Oct 7

We’ve just launched our public wercker Slack channel!

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Deploy Docker containers to Amazon ECS |Guide

Oct 2

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a container management service that allows you to run, stop and manage containers on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

 

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Read how Pivotal uses Wercker for developer onboarding

Aug 25

The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Solutions (PCFS) team at Pivotal uses Wercker for lightning fast onboarding of new team members. 

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Achieve Prod/Dev Parity and rapidly iterate on Microservices

Aug 25

As part of our inexorable march towards prod/dev parity, we’re launching support for Local Services today.

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Deploy Docker containers to Mesosphere |Guide

Aug 14

In this post we’ll discuss how to deploy a project consisting of two services to Mesosphere, or more specifically a running Marathon instance.

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Introducing Our Newest Teammember Walter

Aug 13

We’re super excited to announce the latest addition to the team. This week marks Walter’s first at Wercker.

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Golang Client Library

Aug 6

Last May we introduced our API preview . This allows developers to integrate their own applications with the wercker platform. Today we are excited to release a Go library which helps Go developers to access the  wercker API

 

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Trigger complex builds with environment variables

Jul 30

Currently it is possible to trigger builds using our REST API. This allows users to trigger a build for a specific commit, or branch. Today we are enabling users to add environment variables while triggering a build. This will allow for more dynamic use cases.

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How to achieve dev-test-prod parity in a microservices world.

Jul 29

Last week our CTO, termie gave a talk at the SF Microservices meetup on achieving dev-test-prod parity in a microservices world.

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Guide | Dockerfiles Considered Harmful

Jul 28

Docker is a popular product for running and distributing containerized applications, and Dockerfiles are a common way of constructing those containers. Unfortunately, Dockerfiles and the underlying assumptions they base their philosophy on are anti-patterns for exactly the kind of use cases...

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Learn how to use Apollo to deploy your AAS and PAAS services

Jul 21

Today’s guestpost was written by Alberto Garcia Lamela , who works at  Capgemini UK .

 

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Trigger a new build without committing new code to your Git

Jun 24

Last month we announced our new API. Today we’re excited to release a new endpoint: triggerBuild!

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Learn how to build a containerised application on Kubernetes

Jun 24

Editors note: This post was originally featured on the CoreOS blog

The landscape of production has changed: monolithic is out, loosely coupled microservices are in.

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Learn how to pull builds to your local machine

Jun 3

For a while now you’ve been able to pull a specific build to your local machine using the wercker command line interface.

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Our New Help Menu

May 23

We’ve added a brand new help menu to the wercker website! Here you can submit ideas and quickly navigate to our devcenter.

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Use local CLI for your microservices with Dockerbased stack

May 16

Today we’re releasing four awesome new features that will change the way you develop:

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CLI for containerised Docker based stack

Apr 21

The Wercker command line interface (written in golang) that allows you to run your builds locally.

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Manage your containerised apps in a team

Mar 27

Today, we’re happy to announce organizations on wercker. Organizations help you manage your applications when working with multiple collaborators and make access management easy and efficient.

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Node.js directory parsings

Jan 10

Today we’ve released two Node.js modules for processing directory structures. In this update we’ll highlight what they do.

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Advanced Unit Testing Tools For Node.Js

Dec 24

Writing tests is a staple in providing quality code. Code of all varieties can benefit heavily from having an extensive test suite. Only by having automated tests in place can you guarantee that the assumptions you are making about your code are true.

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Wercker raises a new round of funding

Oct 2

Today is a great day for wercker and its community! We’re pleased to announce our new $2.4m funding round, and very excited about taking wercker to the next level with this new investment and the insights and experience of our investors. We want to thank all of the wercker community for helping...

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Announcing wercker for the Desktop Preview

Sep 12

Today we’re releasing the preview version of our wercker app, bringing wercker notifications straight to your desktop, starting with Mac OS X support.

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Making It Better

Sep 9

The first thing I ever wanted to be as a kid was a scientist. Or maybe it was a robot? Either way, that only lasted until the first time I touched a computer. From then on, I’ve only ever wanted to be a programmer. Knowing how to use computers made me feel powerful, everything about them was...

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Moving To SSH Keys

Sep 6

Recently, GitHub announced a change in how members are added and invited to organizations. This change had an impact for wercker and how you could permit wercker access to your repository that is part of an organization.

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New Sidebar Behavior

Aug 12

We’re happy to showcase an updated sidebar in this post. We got several requests for more control on the sidebar behavior. Some of our users wanted the sidebar to always be expanded.

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Truncating The Logs

Jun 4

We’ve made some modifications to the logging system on wercker. From now on logs will be limited to 1500000 bytes per buildstep. So this is about 1,4 megabytes. Most users will never reach this number, however there were a few instances where users did exceed this number.

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Introduction To Environment Variables

May 13

Environment variables are the defacto way to retrieve information on wercker. Wercker provides a lot of information by default that we can use in our steps.

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Deploying Your Assets To GitHub Releases

May 9

At Wercker we view deployment as a broad topic. Traditionally, we think about servers and Platform-as-a-Service providers when talking about deployment, but delivering static assets or uploading artifacts is of course deployment as well!

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Skipping Builds On Wercker

May 2

Not every commit might need a build on wercker, for instance when you’re working on a README or other type of documentation. Today we’re introducing the [ci skip] functionality to skip builds.

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Svg Status Badges

Apr 11

Now show off your wercker status with our brand new SVG status badges!

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Heartbleed

Apr 10

As you might have heared, there was a serious bug in OpenSSL. A lot of sites were exposed to this vulnarability, including parts of our infrastructure. In this blogpost we will discuss the implications and show the actions we’ve taken.

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Docker Updates

Mar 20

We have updated our Docker environment to have the latest docker version and we’ve also increased the HDD size.

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Developer Contributions

Mar 11

We have updated our docker environment to have the latest docker version and we’ve also increased the HDD size.

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Git features

Feb 25

We received several requests for making your code on GitHub or BitBucket more accessible through the commit hashes. We’re happy to announce a few updates on this front!
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Docker Enhancements

Feb 24

Late last year we’ve added docker support to wercker. While docker support is still in beta, we have recently made a few upgrades to the environment.
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Branch Badges

Feb 10

We received several requests for having wercker badges that only showcase the build status of the master branch. So we’re happy to announce that as of today you can retrieve a badge which will only show the status for a single branch or all branches.
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A Better Off-Canvas Menu

Jan 24

At wercker, we want to make sure the entire application performs equally well on mobile devices as on the desktop. As such, we design every new feature and page with a mobile mindset.

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Introducing Statistics

Jan 21

We are going to start 2014 with an exciting new feature on wercker. For a while now we’ve been getting a lot of questions on gaining better insight into builds and deploys. Today, we’re very happy to launch Statistics on wercker.

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Year In Review - Golang Edition

Jan 10

2013 was the year that the Go programming language got even more popular and saw some significant updates.

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Happy Holidays From Wercker

Dec 23

As 2013 draws to a close, we want to take a moment to thank our community and look back on the past year.

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Some Updates On Our User Interface

Dec 17

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Deploying to Dokku

Dec 13

Earlier today, Spencer Herzberg (author of the now famous Slack Notifation step) tweeted with the question if we have plans for dokku deployments. The answer is: we already support it! In this post we’ll show you how to use it.

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We're now running Go 1.2

Dec 10

A few days ago Go version 1.2 was released. It is good to see the Go team successfully shortened the time between releases. Instead of the 14 months between 1.1 and 1.0, they delivered 1.2 in 7 months. We are celebrating this release by upgrading our environment as well. As of today the ...

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Fluidapp Icon By William Li

Dec 5

Our friend William Li has created a Fluid icon for wercker!

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Upcoming Changes In Ruby And Node.Js Boxes

Dec 2

In the upcoming weeks we’re updating the versions of the Ruby and Node.js boxes. This post will detail the changes. We’ll also show you how you can set the version of a box.

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Slack Notifications!

Nov 27

Last week, one of our awesome users, Spencer Herzberg, created a wercker step that pushes build and deploy notifications to Slack, the new social networking platform for teams.

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Changes And Updates

Nov 8

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been busy. In this post we’ll go over some of those changes.

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Improved Python Support

Nov 8

A few days ago there was a support request over at the #wercker IRC channel, requesting support for wheels. The python stack on wercker could use some brush up so, yesterday we released some new and upgraded boxes and steps.

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This Week In Developer Contributions

Nov 6

We’ve had some awesome developer contributions this week, and we’d like to discuss some of them!

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Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious Menu

Oct 16

A mostly subtle change, but we are happy with the improvements we made on our menu bar.

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Week In Review For October 13th

Oct 13

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Advanced: Extending Wercker - Part 1

Oct 11

Wercker is an open platform and can be extended and enhanced by utilizing easily reusable steps and boxes.

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Advanced: Extending Wercker - Part 2

Oct 11

Wercker is an open platform and can be extended and enhanced by utilizing easily reusable steps and boxes.

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Autoincrement Versioning For Android

Oct 11

What if you could automatically set version code and version name of your app? Incementing each build no matter which branch, or keep seperate version numbers for each branch.

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Week In Review For October 7th

Oct 7

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Wercker One Of Europe's Hot Startups According To Wired

Oct 4

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CSS Animations In Chrome

Oct 2

Fixing 100% cpu utilization with CSS animations in Chrome.

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Week In Review For September 30th

Sep 30

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Week In Review For September 23rd

Sep 23

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Week In Review For September 16th

Sep 16

It’s that time again where we review the week! We had a number of updates over the past two weeks so let’s go over them

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Week In Review For September 9th

Sep 9

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Continuous Delivery With Wercker And Digital Ocean

Sep 3

In this article we are going to a deep dive on how to do continous delivery for your applications from wercker to Digital Ocean.

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Simplifying SSH-Based Deployment With Wercker

Aug 22

In this article we will dive into how to do continous delivery from wercker to cloud providers such as AWS, RackSpace and Digital Ocean.

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Week In Review For August 18th

Aug 18

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Introducing A Better Way Of Collaborating On Wercker

Aug 16

When we started out building wercker, we didn’t just wanted to develop another continuous integration or deployment offering, we also wanted to create a better place where we could work together and communicate.

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Adding email notifications to your builds and deploys

Aug 14

After HipChat, Campfire and IRC notifications, you are now also able to send email notifications from your build and deploy pipelines.

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Adding IRC Notifications To Your Builds And Deploys

Aug 13

After HipChat and Campfire notifications, we’re now happy to publish a post on how to add IRC notifcations to your build and deploy pipelines.

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Week In Review For August 11th

Aug 11

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Adding Simple Post Deploy Checks With Wercker

Aug 8

I have automated the build and deployment pipeline for my personal blog. For every push, wercker generates my site, which validates the content and tests it for known deprecations.

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Adding Campfire Notifications To Your Builds And Deploys On Wercker

Aug 5

Last week with HipChat notifications, we introduced the ‘after-steps’ functionality on wercker, which allows you to create hooks to be called after builds or deploys. 

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Code Coverage With Gocov And Wercker

Aug 5

Code coverage can be an important metric to watch. It gives you insight in which parts of your code are covered well by tests and which might need some extra attention.

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Week In Review For August 4th

Aug 4

It’s that time again where we review the week! We had a number of updates over the past week so let’s go over them. Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Adding HipChat Notifications To Your Build And Deploys

Jul 31

With the Open Delivery platform you are now able to create your own boxes and steps for your build and deployment pipelines on wercker.

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Adding a staging environment to your Jekyll blog

Jul 30

I am using Jekyll for my personal blog and host it on Amazon S3

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Week In Review For July 28th

Jul 28

It’s that time again where we review the week! We had a big number of updates over the past week so let’s go over them. Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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All Your boxes belong to everyone

Jul 25

We recently released the Open Delivery platform that allows you to create your own boxes that run your wercker pipeline and the steps that make up this pipeline.

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Improving Golang Build Times With The Wercker Cache

Jul 25

As we recently released the Open Delivery Platform wercker is now capable of building and delivering Golang projects. In this post we want to take you through speeding up your build time for golang projects with caching present on wercker.

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Spotlight On Wercker Pipeline Steps

Jul 23

Yesterday we announced the wercker directory and the Open Delivery platform, enabling every developer to create their own box on wercker that specifies their stack but also the steps that are integral to theirpipeline on wercker.

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Week In Review For July 21st

Jul 21

We had a few updates this week so lets go over them! Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Spotlight On Wercker's Design Process

Jul 15

Looking back at wercker six months or so, it’s incredible to see the progress we’ve made, not only from a functional standpoint but also from a product design perspective.

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Week In Review For July 14th

Jul 14

It is that time again that wercker reviews the past week, so let’s get to it! Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Compass And Sass Compilation On Wercker

Jul 12

In this tutorial we will briefly discuss how to set up your sass and compass compilation steps on wercker.

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How Wercker Works

Jul 12

In this post we will describe how wercker actually works and go into what goes on inside the wercker pipeline. This article is written to help you get a better understanding of the wercker internals and what goes on when a build is triggered.

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Build And Deploy Status Notification With The Cctray Feed

Jul 12

Today, we have added build and deployment status output in thecctray.xml format, an RSS-like continuous integration server status feed, which

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Week In Review For July 7th

Jul 8

We’ve had a few updates this week, let’s go over them quickly as we ramp up some exciting new developments for next week! Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Week In Review For July 1st

Jul 2

This week we’ve opened up our registrations and had a number of tutorials. Checkout our week in review below! Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Deploying Python Packages To PyPI With Wercker

Jun 29

Wercker allows you to deploy your application to various Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers such as Heroku but also Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers including Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.

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Developer Contributions!

Jun 27

We’ve had some awesome developer contributions by Petar Radošević and John Keyes this week and we’d love to share them with the rest of the community.

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Creating Our New Landing Page

Jun 25

We’re happy to showcase a new look for our product homepage. At wercker we’re continuously improving our platform, how it looks, feels and works.

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Opening Up Registrations

Jun 25

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been very active at wercker in improving ourproduct, writing up severaltutorials and articles on how to use wercker and announced integration with both Heroku and RedHat’s OpenShift

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Week In Review For June 23rd

Jun 24

This week we’ve had a number of tutorials and a big update to our workflow for adding an application to wercker. Signing up for wercker is free and easy.

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Introducing Our New Add Application Flow

Jun 22

At wercker, we love and appreciate receiving feedback from our users and the developer community as it helps us finetune and

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John Keyes Blogs On Wercker

Jun 19

Developer and wercker enthousiast JohnKeyes wrote up several posts on wercker. Below we give a brief overview of the posts.

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Week In Review For June 16th

Jun 17

We’ve had a good number of updates this week at wercker, a quick overview of what has been going on.

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Attaching Build Statuses To Commits On GitHub

Jun 13

At wercker we make heavy use of GitHub and are big fans of what Tom, Chris, PJ, Scott and the rest of the GitHub team have built over the last years.When we

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Announcing OpenShift support for wercker

Jun 12

We’re very excited to announce deployment support for OpenShift, RedHat’s platform-as-a-service solution.

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Autodeployment With Wercker

Jun 6

Auto-deploying your applications with wercker. Wercker’s auto deploy feature enables you to automatically update your applications for selected git branches, increasing developer velocity even more.

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Relaunching Our Dev Center

May 23

At wercker we are firm believers in excellent documentation. As developers ourselves we want to be up and running with a new technolgy or system as fast as possible. 

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Devopsdays Amsterdam

May 22

The Devopsdays Amsterdam are upon us! Previous conferences were in London, New York, Mountain View and even Sao Paulo, and now Amsterdam will bring you the event where you can learn more about dev and ops working together.

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Our new logo

May 21

Today, we excited to announce our new logo and in this post we’d love to share our process with you. 

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Wercker Announces Seed Funding

Jan 24

SAN FRANCISCO and AMSTERDAM – January 23, 2013 – Wercker, a cloud-based continuous delivery platform for cloud software development, announced today that

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Wercker Wins GigaOm Structure Launchpad

Oct 19

We are very excited to announce that Wercker won best startup at the Structure:Europe Launchpad event.

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