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Reading Notes #473

Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

You think you may have interesting content, share it!


Suggestion of the week

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Podcasts

  • Bonus: Understanding Digital Body Language (Modern Mentor) - That we wanted or not, we need to get better with those new tools: the webcam, the microphone. We need to understand how to use them correctly and how to understand what the person on the other hand is really sharing. Great episode.
  • Social Robots with De'Aira Bryant (Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman) - Okay I crack at... If only they knew! A very interesting episode about... yes robots!
  • Write Great APIs (Coding Blocks) - What's an API, what's a good API, why it's good, or why it's bad... Great episode that may me think... I really need to get back to my code and update a few things.

~frank

Reading Notes #468

Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

You think you may have interesting content, share it!


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~Frank


Reading Notes #463




Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". This is a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

Cloud

Programming

Databases

Podcasts

Miscellaneous

  • Fix for Elgato Key Light not found by Control Center (Scott Hanselman) - Sorry, but I feel happy to not be alone with those thoughts, and in that situation. My Keylight is now optional in my setup because when I need a light NOW, I don't have time to figure out issues.

~Frank


Reading Notes #459


Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". This are a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

You think you may have interesting content, share it!

The suggestion of the week

  • The benefits of Infrastructure as Code (John Downs ) - A great post that lists and explains all the benefices of using infrastructure as Code in our business. This is the perfect post to read to learn all about it.

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Programming

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~Frank 

Reading Notes #456


The suggestion of the week

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~Frank

How to Create a Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment (CI-CD) Solution for a Docker Project


I'm not a Docker master, but I understand that it's very useful and I like to use it from time to time in some projects. Another thing I like is DevOps and automation and in a project I have, I was missing that. In the previous setup, the container was built and publish to DockerHub with the date as a tag. Nice but not very easy to now with versions are "stable" and wish one are "in progress".

This post is about how I build a continuous integration and continuous deployment solution for my docker project. All the code is on GitHub and Docker Hub. I sharing my journey so others can enjoy that automation and not spend a weekend building it.

The Goal

By the end of this build, there will be two GitHub Action to build and publish a different version of the application on Docker Hub.

The release version: every time a release is published on GitHub a container tag with the matching version number will be built and published. (ex: myapp:v1)

The beta version: At every push in my branch on GitHub a container will be published with a specific tag. The tag will be matching the draft release version number with -beta. (ex: myapp:v2-beta).

In this post, the application is a Node.js Twitch chatbot. The type of application is not important the post focus on the delivery.

Publishing the release version

Every time a release is published on GitHub, the workflow will be triggered. It will first retrieve the "release version" then build and tag the container with it and finally publish (aka push) it to Docker hub. Because a "release" is also a "stable" version it will also update the container tag latest.

Let's look at the full YAML definition of the GitHub Action and I will break it down after.

name: Release Docker Image CI

on:
  release:
    types: [published]
jobs:
  update:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actions/checkout@v2
    - name: Set outputs
      id: vars
      run: echo ::set-output name=RELEASE_VERSION::$(echo ${GITHUB_REF:10})
    - name: Publish to Registry
      uses: elgohr/Publish-Docker-Github-Action@master
      with:
        name: ${{secrets.DOCKER_USER}}/cloudbot
        username: ${{ secrets.DOCKER_USER }}
        password: ${{ secrets.DOCKER_PASSWORD }}
        tags: "latest,${{ steps.vars.outputs.RELEASE_VERSION }}"

To limit how many times the workflow is triggered I used on: release and the type: published, adjust as you like.

The next interesting part is the lines in the step vars.

- name: Set outputs
    id: vars
    run: echo ::set-output name=RELEASE_VERSION::$(echo ${GITHUB_REF:10})

Here I use the environment variable GITHUB_REF (striped of the 10 first characters contains "refs/tags/") to initialize a local variable RELEASE_VERSION. The value is available from the outputs of that step, like on the last line of the YAML.

tags: "latest,${{ steps.vars.outputs.RELEASE_VERSION }}"

From the steps identified by the id vars I retrieved from the outputs the value of RELEASE_VERSION.

In this GitHub Action, I used elgohr/Publish-Docker-Github-Action@master because it was simple and was doing what I need. You can execute docker commands directly if you prefer or use the docker/github-actions.

There are many options available from the GitHub marketplace.

Publishing the beta version

Every time a push is done on GitHub, the workflow will be triggered. It will first retrieve the "release version" of the most recent release in draft mode. The workflow will happen -beta to the retrieved version and use this to tag the container. Finally, publish (aka push) it to Docker hub.

Once more, here full YAML, I will break it down after.

name: Build Docker Images
on: [push]
jobs:
  build:
    name: cloudbot-beta
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - id: last_release
      uses: InsonusK/get-latest-release@v1.0.1
      with:
          myToken: ${{ github.token }}
          exclude_types: "release, prerelease"
          view_top: 1  
    - uses: actions/checkout@v2
    - name: Publish to Registry
      uses: elgohr/Publish-Docker-Github-Action@master
      with:
        name: ${{secrets.DOCKER_USER}}/cloudbot
        username: ${{ secrets.DOCKER_USER }}
        password: ${{ secrets.DOCKER_PASSWORD }}
        tags: "${{ steps.last_release.outputs.tag_name }}-beta"

Here the difficulty was that I wanted to create a tag from a "future" version. I decided to use the Draft Releases because those are not visible by everyone, therefore they look like the future.

If your last release is version 1 (v1.0), to make this workflow possible you will need to create a new release and save it in Draft.



Like in the Release workflow, I need to retrieve the version. Because drafts are only visible to some people we will need to get access. This is easily done by using a github.token. Those are created automatically when the GitHub Action starts.

Then using the step InsonusK/get-latest-release we will retrieve the version.

- id: last_release
    uses: InsonusK/get-latest-release@v1.0.1
    with:
        myToken: ${{ github.token }}
        exclude_types: "release, prerelease"
        view_top: 1  

This time when passing the value for the tag we will concatenate "-beta" to it.

tags: "${{ steps.last_release.outputs.tag_name }}-beta"

Wrapping Up

And voila, a very simple and easy to implement ci-cd for a container project. There are many different options, looking forward to learning how you did yours?

Reading Notes #452


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Reading Notes #451

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A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

Author: John Wooden, John C. Maxwell

What a great book. I didn't know John Wooden before, but I am very impressed and inspired by both coach Wooden and the author. There is so much in this book and worth reading it again... But first, let's get prepare :)

Reading Notes #448


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Reading Notes #445


Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

You think you may have interesting content, share it!

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Programming

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~ Have a nice week!

Reading Notes #443

Reading Notes #443


Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are a curated list of all the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed. 

You think you may have interesting content, share it!

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~fb


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Reading Notes #439

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Books


How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
 

Author: Leil Lowndes

I was interested to read this book to get some inspiration when it's time to talk to people in an event. But this book brought me way more then that. I really appreciated the clear example and the variety. After reading this book you won't be a master, but you now have options to start a conversation.








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Reading Notes #437


Cloud

Programming

Podcasts

  • 211: Failure To Launch (Merge Conflict) - Interesting conversation about when it's time to stop adding features and deploy. Finding a comfortable point could be difficult sometime.

Miscellaneous


Reading Notes #436

The suggestion of the week

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Podcasts


Miscellaneous


Reading Notes #430

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Programming

Podcast

  • Red Teaming with Leron Gray (Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman) - A quite interesting episode about playing the bad guys for the good cause. I enjoyed each second of this episode. I new those them existed, but it's great to learn more about them.
  • Baking Bread with Eric Wolfinger (Wild Ideas Worth Living) - I've been doing my bread for probably fifteen years, and just recently start messing around with sourdoughs... I'm not crazy.. Making bread is both simple and complex... and of course so fun.

Miscellaneous


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Reading Notes #422


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Reading Notes #418


Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting.
It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed. Enjoy!

Cloud

Programming

Shameless plug

Podcasts

  • Des fonctions courtes, qui font une chose (Les Semi-Colons) - First time for me listening to this podcast, third time for them. A very interesting podcast in "Canadian French". They are passing through the book Clean Code of Robert C. Martin. This episode was about chapter 3.
  • vygl - Le balado Ep.17 (vygl) - Great podcast in French. It was my first try and I really liked it. We can ear the experience of the speaker in their voice but also by the quality of this audio.

Miscellaneous

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Reading Notes #417


Every Monday, I share my "reading notes". Those are the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting.
It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.
Enjoy!


Cloud

Programming

Podcast

Miscellaneous


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Reading Notes #408


Every Monday, I share my reading notes. Those are the articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, and books that catch my interest during the week and that I found interesting. It's a mix of the actuality and what I consumed.

Cloud

Programming

Miscellaneous


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