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IBM UrbanCode Deploy Automation Plugin Development

IBM UrbanCode Deploy Automation Plugin Development

Jaco Botha covers the development of the IBM UrbanCode deployment automation plugin and discusses info.XML, plugin.XML, and upgrade.XML.
Link: dzone.com

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Easy UrbanCode Deploy with Vagrant (part 1)

This article describes my process of automatically creating deployment targets for an IBM UrbanCode Deploy environment.

All the sourcecode is freely available in my GitHub repository.


Vagrant must be installed on your local machine.
It can be downloaded and installed from here.

Building the bases

In order to optimise performance, in this first article we will first build a base box image containing some basic stuff:

  • Java JRE

And optional (to speed-up VM creation):

  • Docker engine
  • Docker compose
  • NodeJS
  • NPM

1_ Create the Vagrant File

First we start with the “config” section in which we define that the base image is based on Ubuntu […]

Gogs – Go Git Service

Very easy and fast way to setup a local GIT repository…

A painless self-hosted Git service. Download Try a Demo
Link: gogs.io

Release Engineering vs. Release Management

Nice explanation of the difference between Release Engineering and Release Management.


Release management and release engineering are two terms in DevOps that often get confused. They look and sound similar, but their functions are completely different in what they do and how they are implemented.

Put anything in your Mac OS X menu bar

Put any script or info in your Mac OS X menu bar

Welcome to BitBar, The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it’s completely free.
Link: getbitbar.com