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The standard way to deploy bosh-lite is with vagrant up and it starts running on your machine using VirtualBox. You can also deploy bosh-lite to AWS with vagrant up --provider=aws (instructions). But what if…

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The result of running bosh deploy might be unfortunately failing. The output will show which jobs (VMs) did not successfully run by the end of the timeout period. We can use the BOSH API to…

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In the development and release of Dingo S3 we developed a Concourse CI pipeline for building, uploading and installing Pivotal tiles. In this blog post I wanted to share some of the tools and APIs…

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Within Cloud Foundry 2016, with Diego support enabled and the latest cf CLI you can now run one-off tasks natively in your Cloud Foundry. For Ruby on Rails applications this means you can run database…

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GitHub Releases are a great resource for open source projects to expand on the simple git tag concept. You can add release notes in Markdown format, and you can upload finalized assets - such as…

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UPDATE from https://cloudfoundry.slack.com: Apple has open sourced their Swift programming language and many developers like it a lot. Over time it may evolve a strong ecosystem for writing backend web applications. But…

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UDPATED 2016-2-29: cf cli v6.16.0+ includes easy to use commands. Blog post updated to use them. Service brokers are a plug'n'play extension for any Cloud Foundry - hosted or private - to bring…

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bosh-lite is a wonderful part of the BOSH toolchain - you provision a single VM one time and then bosh deploy creates Linux containers rather than full IaaS VMs. Super fast for development and super…

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You love Concourse CI and you've got a dozen or more pipelines running. Each pipeline is configured with secret AWS/Docker/Github credentials so it can test for S3 blobs, new Docker images, and Github…

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