Cloud Build is one of those products that doesn’t get lots of the spotlight, but
if used correctly, should be something developers interact with multiple times per day! In this post, I’ll discuss
testing a Ruby-on-Rails (RoR) application using Docker and Docker Compose to test reliably, quickly and efficiently by
re-using containers and local networks.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a server was stirring, not even a
mouse! This meant that my side project
Secret Santa was not being used, yet is
still highly available with no running costs! Why? Well, because on Christmas Eve, you might be too
late to organise a secret santa and when an app is not in use when it comes to serverless, you don’t
pay. Merry Christmas!
For some time, I’ve run my fun side-project site, Secret Santa on
Heroku. In fact, it’s been over three years that I’ve had the site there. Heroku is great for
developers wanting to test out their ideas as they have a wonderful free tier of web servers, which
has served me well over the past few years. Having spent the last 18 months with my feet firmly
planted in the DevOps side of things, I wanted to experiment and test out some things I’ve learned
along the way and get…