Testing
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Microsoft have deprecated Load Testing in Visual Studio. Along with this, they have also deprecated the cloud load testing capability in Azure/Azure DevOps. On the official alternatives document, several alternative load testing tools and platforms are mentioned, including JMeter. What is not clear from this page is how exactly you’re supposed to integrate JMeter into your pipelines. I have a demo ...
Testing
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I've written before about Selenium testing (Parallel Testing in a Selenium Grid with VSTS and Running Selenium Tests in Docker using VSTS and Release Management). The problem with these solutions, however, is that you need a VM! However, I was setting up a demo last week and decided to try to solve this challenge using Azure Container Instances (ACI), and I have a neat solution. So why ACI? Why ...
Testing
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I recently worked with a customer that had some containers running Python code. The code was written by data scientists and recently a dev had been hired to help the team get some real process in place. As I was helping them with their CI/CD pipeline (which used a Dockerfile to build their image, publish to Azure Container Registry and then spun up the containers in Azure Container Instances), I ...
docker
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I love containers. I've said before that I think they're the future. Just as hardly anyone installs on tin any more since we're so comfortable with Virtualization, I think that in a few years time hardly anyone will deploy VMs - we'll all be on containers. However, container orchestration is still a challenge. Do you choose Kubernetes or Swarm or DCOS? (For my money I think Kubernetes is the way ...