Posts by malcolm

Operation Error when Installing RAD Studio

September 28th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero No Comment yet

We’ve had a couple of customers reporting issues installing RAD Studio, with a not terribly useful “Operation Error” message. (more…)

Ansible at Red Hat Summit 2018

August 28th, 2018 Posted by DevOps, RedHat No Comment yet

Red Hat Summit was held earlier in the year, and now that the recordings are online, we’ve pulled together all the Ansible content in one place.

Whether you were able to attend Summit or not, there are some great ideas in here to improve your use of Ansible.

 

Manage Windows Like Linux with Ansible

Few questions induce fear into the heart of a Linux admin more than, “Hey, can you manage these Windows servers?” In this session, we’ll show how Ansible does simple, secure, and agentless Windows management with the exact same tools, language, and philosophy used for Linux hosts. You’ll never have to log in to a Windows server again. (more…)

DevOps World and Jenkins World 2018

August 17th, 2018 Posted by Cloudbees, DevOps, Events, News No Comment yet

Join the Code Partners team at DevOps World and Jenkins World 2018 in San Francisco in September.

 

It’s shaping up to be a cracking week of workshops and sessions covering the latest in software automation, DevOps practices, Continuous Delivery, Container Orchestration, Testing and more.

 

We had a great (albeit exhausting) time last year and with this years expanded scope, it’s looking like it’ll be even better.

Embarcadero 2018/19 Roadmap Update

August 8th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Product management at Embarcadero have published more details of the 2018/19 Roadmap.

Covering topics such as RAD Studio 10.3, codenamed Carnival (hmmm, no prizes for guessing the city name for that release. I guess Wagga Wagga will have to wait for 10.4 maybe?), FireMonkey Native Controls, Platform support, VCL and Windows Changes, RAD Server changes, language and debugger changes and more.

Also pleasing to see mention that they have licensed Andreas Hausladen’s excellent IDE Fix Pack and are rolling more of those fixes into the core product.

The full post is here, and it’s definitely worth a read through if you’re a RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Server user.

Jenkins Plugins Security Advisory

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Cloudbees, DevOps, News No Comment yet

There is a new Security Advisory that covers issues in several Jenkins plugins, including the Kubernetes Plugin, the Confluence Publisher Plugin, the SSH Agent Plugin and several more. Descriptions of the issues and how they have been addressed in each plugin are included.

Check out the advisory to see if any issues affect plugins you are relying on.

RAD Server Performance Improvements

July 23rd, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Marco recently posted details of a patch to RAD Server 10.2.3 that in his tests has boosted performance significantly.

The optimisations cover a few areas, including:

  • memory manager config more appropriate for heavy multithreading
  • processing improvements
  • streamlined license checking

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Ansible 2.6.1 Security Fixes

July 23rd, 2018 Posted by News, RedHat No Comment yet

There is a point release for Ansible that addresses a few issues, including a couple of Security issues:

  • Security Fix – avoid loading host/group vars from cwd when not specifying a playbook or playbook base dir
  • Security Fix – avoid using ansible.cfg in a world writable dir.

This is in addition to the Security fix in 2.6 that caused the no_log option to be ignored in certain situations, potentially resulting in private task info being logged.

At a minimum we’re recommending our clients move to the 2.6 Stable release, although we haven’t seen any issues with 2.6.1 in our testing.

Embarcadero Announce Free Community Edition IDE’s

July 19th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Embarcadero have announced free Community Edition IDE’s for Delphi and C++Builder 10.2.3 Tokyo.

The Community Editions have local database support, cross platform support (including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS support) as well as all the visual design, debugging and code editing support you’d expect.

These are aimed at students, open source contributors, hobbyists, as the restrictions are mostly about earning revenue. This from Sarina’s blog post:

“If you’re an individual you may use Community Edition to create apps for your own use and apps that you can sell until your revenue reaches US $5,000 per year.

If you’re a small company or organization without revenue (or up to US $5,000 per year in revenue), you can also use Community Edition. Once your company’s total revenue reaches US $5,000, or your team expands to more than 5 developers, you can move up to an unrestricted commercial license with Professional, Enterprise, or Architect Edition.”

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Sydney and Melbourne Jenkins Meetups

July 4th, 2018 Posted by Cloudbees, DevOps, Events, News No Comment yet

We have a couple of very experienced Jenkins folks visiting from Cloudbees in the US next week, so we thought it was a good excuse to get the meetups in Sydney and Melbourne together. We’re not planning a formal presentation, but both Kurt and Aaron have been involved with helping a lot of large customers in their DevOps transformations, so it’s a good opportunity to have a drink and chat with them (and the other attendees) about Jenkins, maybe put in a pitch for your favourite feature you’d like added or get some help with a challenge you’re facing. (more…)

RAD Studio 10.2.3 Code Completion and iOS 11.3 Hotfix

July 3rd, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Embarcadero have released a Hotfix for Delphi 10.2.3 that covers two main areas:

  • fixes for some CodeInsight issues
  • further cleanup and fixes for iOS 11.3 (comments on the post indicate it also works for 11.4)

Marco has further details here, but even if your not doing iOS, the CodeInsight fixes are worth grabbing.