Category: Useful Tools

npm vs Yarn: Part 2

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Stephen Goncher | Leave a comment

Previously, we covered the release of Yarn, a new package management system designed to fix some of the shortfalls associated with npm.  With improvements in speed, efficiency, readability, and dependency management, Yarn has shown itself to be a worthwhile tool.  In this post, we will put that tool to use and show just how powerful Yarn can be.  Before we can demonstrate its potential, we have to … Continue reading npm vs Yarn: Part 2

Enforcing Compliance with AWS Organizations

Posted on August 29, 2017 by chriscarsonnowzoo | 2 Comments

You have a large organization with several development teams that work on various software projects that support your business. A year ago, you brought in a consultant that told you to use multiple AWS accounts because there were benefits to be gained. For example, using multiple accounts we can contain the damage from a possible … Continue reading Enforcing Compliance with AWS Organizations

Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

My friend and colleague, Stephen Goncher and I got to spend some real time recently implementing a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline using only Ruby. We were successful in developing a new module in our pipeline gem that handles many of the docker engine needs without having to skimp out on testing and code … Continue reading Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

npm vs Yarn

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Stephen Goncher | 4 Comments

Late last year, a new package management system for Javascript was introduced known as Yarn, designed to replace the deficiencies found in npm. Yarn has been showing up on Twitter and StackOverflow answers, but it isn’t always clear what the benefits and tradeoffs are, which is what this post aims to clear up. Yarn was … Continue reading npm vs Yarn

Introduction to ServerSpec: What is ServerSpec and How do we use it at Stelligent? (Part1)

Posted on August 17, 2016 by chriscarsonnowzoo | Leave a comment

In this three-part series, I’ll explain ServerSpec infrastructure testing and how we use it at Stelligent, provide some concrete examples demonstrating how we use it at Stelligent, and discuss how Stelligent has extended Serverspec with custom AWS resources and matchers. We will also walk through writing some new matchers for an AWS resource. If you’re … Continue reading Introduction to ServerSpec: What is ServerSpec and How do we use it at Stelligent? (Part1)