Tag Archives: devops

Ansible Variable Precedence

By | December 13, 2021

Reading Time: 19 minutes In this article I am going to satisfy my curiosity regarding how variables work in Ansible roles.An Ansible role is a set of reusable resources, such as tasks, handlers and templates that can be used from Ansible playbooks. As a software developer, I would perhaps compare roles to subroutines – neither can be used in… Read More »

GitLab CI/CD Pipeline for Maven-Based Applications

By | September 28, 2019

Reading Time: 17 minutes In this my third GitLab-related article I will show how I set up a CI/CD pipeline in GitLab CE for Maven-based applications that can produce, scan Docker images for release versions of the application. When I set out to create this pipeline, little did I know that I would also need to define a Git… Read More »

Building in Docker Containers on GitLab CE

By | June 17, 2019

Reading Time: 11 minutes In this article I will show how I added a GitLab runner with a Docker executor to my original GitLab CE setup. This type of GitLab runner will allow me to run GitLab jobs in containers created from Docker images. Almost a year ago I wrote an article about running GitLab CE in a Docker… Read More »