I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled programming (I’m in the middle of a Series on trying out monitoring/observability tools/frameworks) to discuss a tool that I recently came across that is super useful and was a delight to use: MailCatcher.
tl;dr If you/your team aren’t on to the wonders of CI yet, you should check it out. A nice easy way to get started is with Gitlab, which is self-hostable and has a free tier @ Gitlab.com. There is a lot of cool stuff you can do automatically with CI, all you need is some scripting chops and some patience to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
tldr;instead of now installing/using JIRA, Trello, Github, Jenkins/TravisCI, and Teamcity, I can just install one thing – Gitlab, spend a little time configuring it, and be ready to take your development process to the next 5 levels (if you’re not already there)
This post is one I wrote a while back (as a follow up to the KVM post) but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing.
This post is one I’ve had written for a while but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. This one was written when I ran into issues goign from an OpenVZ powered VPS to a KVM one, since I wanted to use docker to simplify my deployments a little bit (why I did so is a whole nother discussion, for another time).
… Or you shouldn’t. I don’t know, I’m just a random person on the internet. Don’t let random internet blog posts make your decisions for you, carefully weigh the options and decide what’s right for you. Or don’t.