My Self-Taught Tech Career

12 years ago I first came to Canada on a Work Permit doing a minimum wage QA job. I had my Journalism degree from a good Russian school, 1 year of management consulting experience and 7 years of recruitment experience in Moscow, 3 years of which I was running my own recruitment company. Why and… Continue reading My Self-Taught Tech Career

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Reliza Jenkins Plugin and Remote Trigger

Happy to announce that Reliza Jenkins Integration Plugin is now available! What can it do? It provides easy-to-use withReliza wrapper for Jenkins pipelines. It abstracts a lot of release and artifact metadata details which would be submitted to Reliza Hub, such as commit and build timing. Previous Jenkins integration was possible with our Reliza CLI… Continue reading Reliza Jenkins Plugin and Remote Trigger

DevOps and DataOps Discord Server

We recently launched Discord DevOps and DataOps Server. Please join new DevOps community here – Bonus point – I’m monitoring this server all the time and will be replying to questions myself. So it’s a best way to reach out to me quickly.

Publish Gradle Project to Maven Central via CI

We’ve recently completed automated push of Reliza Java Client (SDK) to Maven Central. It’s a Gradle project, so just want to note few things that took more time during this setup. First, we’re using newer maven-publish plugin. Then note publishing and signing sections in our build.gradle. Next, our actual build job is here. Note, that… Continue reading Publish Gradle Project to Maven Central via CI

DevOps Trends for 2021

Traditionally at the year end I like to note most significant trends that I see unfolding in the DevOps world. I did not know about the level of disruption that Covid would cause when I put “Remote Asynchronous Workforce” on the last year’s list. As we now know this actually turned out to be the… Continue reading DevOps Trends for 2021

Reliza Hub: Individual vs Bundled deployments

Pretty excited to announce a new feature we just added to Reliza Hub. As requested, it is now possible to choose deployment strategy per instance – that said to use either Individual or Bundled deployment strategy. You can switch between deployment types on the Instance screen, after expanding instance settings: Deployment types function as following:… Continue reading Reliza Hub: Individual vs Bundled deployments

Hiring Lead Developers – Seeing The Project End State

I was recently reflecting on hiring and team management decisions. Particularly, how can you tell that a developer would make a good lead? My current thinking on this is following. The most important differentiator of whether a developer is a good lead is the ability to see the project end state. While junior and intermediate… Continue reading Hiring Lead Developers – Seeing The Project End State

Running k3s on Windows with WSL2

The original instructions were for microk8s but I had glitches with its operations on Windows.So I replaced microk8s with k3s and it worked.Algorithm of installation goes as following: 1. Install WSL2 – instructions here: (note that you need specific versions of Windows 10 referenced in the document). One of key bonuses right away with… Continue reading Running k3s on Windows with WSL2