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DevOps for Web Development

By : Mitesh Soni
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DevOps for Web Development

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DevOps for Web Development
About the Author
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In this chapter, we covered one of the latest features of Jenkins 2 and one of its highlights:built-in support for delivery pipelines. We learned how to use it in detail. We covered a simple Groovy script to build a job, generate a build step, archive build job artifacts, run a build step on a specific node, mark definite sections of a build as being controlled by limited concurrency, and so on. We walked through a scenario where we want to execute different stages on different nodes. Another similar plugin was installed and configured with an example:the Build Pipeline plugin.

In the next chapter, we will discuss one of the important pillars of DevOps culture-configuration management-using Chef. First, we will see how to install Chef on a workstation and configure it with hosted Chef. We will look at installing Tomcat using community Tomcat installation cookbooks.