Getting started with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) using Tekton and an Open Toolchain on IBM Cloud (Part 3/3)

This blog post is about the last 14 min video for my YouTube playlist related to the hands-on tutorial “Develop a Kubernetes app by using Tekton delivery pipelines“. In this video we do the final setup of the toolchain and then we execute a Tekton pipeline. For more background please visit my first blog post “Getting started with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) using Tekton and an Open Toolchain on IBM Cloud (Part 1/3)“.

Note: The video was live recorded and it would take 30 min for the entire session, but I did reduce the time of the video to only 14 min ;-).

But now the video could be sometimes a little bit (too) fast.

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Getting started with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) using Tekton and an Open Toolchain on IBM Cloud (Part 2/3)

This blog post is about my newly created 9 min YouTube video about the setup of the prerequisites for the hands-on tutorial “Develop a Kubernetes app by using Tekton delivery pipelines“. That video is a part of the video series for the tutorial. For more details please visit my last blog post “Getting started with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) using Tekton and an Open Toolchain on IBM Cloud (Part 1/3)

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Getting started with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) using Tekton and an Open Toolchain on IBM Cloud (Part 1/3)

In this blog post I want to highlight that I created a 10 min detailed overview YouTube video, which is the first video of a video series related to the hands-on tutorial “Develop a Kubernetes app by using Tekton delivery pipelines“. In that tutorial video series, we setup an easy consumable Tekton pipeline in a toolchain using developer tools for think, code and deploy in context of continuous delivery. We deploy a containerized web application to a free Kubernetes Cluster on IBM Cloud.

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Authentication and Authorization for Java Microservices with Keycloak, Quarkus and Microprofile

In this blog post I want to point out that I created a 18 min YouTube video related to the newly created workshop Get started with security for your Java Microservices made by Harald, Niklas and me .

I focus in that video on the topics authentication and authorization for Java Microservices with Keycloak, Quarkus and Microprofile. Have fun 😉


I hope this was useful for you and let’s see what’s next?

Greetings,

Thomas

#Authorization, #Authentication, #Java, #Microprofile, #Quarkus, #Keycloak

IBM Cloud Container Registry is Deprecating Container Builds

In this blog post I want to point out that I noticed that the IBM Cloud Container Registry is deprecating container builds.

If you don’t know the IBM Cloud Container Registry here are some useful features:

  • Threat insights – It provides advanced capabilities like vulnerability scanning, deployment policy enforcement, and comprehensive risk assessment and prioritization”
  • Integration – It ‘s the IBM Cloud preferred image registry; pre-integrated with the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service for the DevOps workflow using IBM Open Toolchain or existing a CI/CD toolset.”
  • Security – It’s integrated with Identity and Access Manager and Resource Groups to provide fine-grained access controls to users within the IBM Cloud account.”
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Get your Java microservice up and running

In this blog post I want to highlight the news, that our tutorial Get your Java Microservice up and running is now available on IBM Developer.

After you complete this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the Java implementation of a cloud-native RESTful Java microservice built on the open technologies Eclipse MicroProfile and Open Liberty
  • Be able to describe how to effectively build and run a microservice on a local machine in a container
  • Understands the steps needed to deploy a single microservice to Kubernetes and on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes service

I hope this was useful for you and let’s see what’s next?

Greetings,

Thomas

#Java, #Microprofile, #Kubernetes, #Docker, #IBMCloud

How to handle basic dynamic interaction on a webpage with Vue.js

In this blog post I want to share how to handle basic dynamic content with Vue.js on our Cloud Native Starter landing webpage. Vue.js is an open source licensed progressive framework for building user interfaces”.

The gif below shows following sequence:

  1. First, the page content changes when a button is clicked. The page shows a little pre-view of content for one of the selected topics on the Cloud Native Starter project landing page. The topics are “Basic Concepts”, “Reactive” and “Security”.
  2. Second, the image on the right hand side changes, a headline appears or changes, a description appears or changes, and a Learn more button appears and changes the content for routing to another webpage.
  3. Third, at the end in the gif the button Learn more is pressed and the page for Basic Concepts is shown.

The questions are: How ..

  • … to change images?
  • … can a text be changed or appear?
  • … to show a button and change the rooting to other webpages?
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Updated: How to prepare for a Hackathon with IBM Cloud?

In this new blog post I want to address a common situation for developers: You want to participate in a hackathon, and you plan to use IBM Cloud, but you have never used it before. How to prepare? So I created a newer version of my older blog post: How to prepare for a Hackathon with IBM Cloud 

IBM Cloud provides a huge amount of different services, runtimes, and more. From my point of view, one of the most important objectives in a hackathon is:

Run your developed application instance live! To do this you need a runtime 😉

Let’s start with the basics

Let’s get a basic understanding of what does IBM Cloud provide and where to find how to’s?

The IBM Cloud catalog gives you an entry point to find Cloud Services, Software and Consulting, which are organized by different categories.

IBM Cloud has a very good entry point for new users with the getting started page. The page is structure in five major steps.

ibmcloud-starting-point
  1. Explore IBM Cloud
  2. See cloud essentials
  3. Start building
  4. Helpful resources
  5. Get community support

The gif below shows the navigation going through the different steps on the getting started page.

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Free online trainings

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Get your Java Microservice up and running!

In this blog post I want to highlight the hands-on workshop “Get your Java Microservice up and running!“, now available in GitBook . That workshop demonstrates how to build a Microservice with Java and how to deploy the Microservice Kubernetes on the IBM Cloud. The Microservice in this workshop is kept as simple as possible, so that it can be used as a starting point for other Microservices. The Microservice has been developed with Java EE, OpenLiberty and Eclipse MicroProfile.

The workshop is a part of the open source project Cloud Native Starter, which contains sample code that demonstrates how to get started with cloud-native applications and Microservice based architectures.
The Workshop has a related badge called Cloud Native Starter Level 1. This badge is available at Acclaim. In the related quiz you can verify your knowledge you achieved in the workshop.

The gif below show some major steps in the hands-on workshop. You will develop locally a Java Microservice and deploy that Microservice to a free Kubernetes Cluster on IBM Cloud.

microservice docker java kubernetes deployment

I hope this was useful for you and let’s see what’s next?

Greetings,

Thomas

#microprofile, #java, #ibmcloud, #openliberty, #microservices, #kubernetes