News

The Next Iteration of Earthly

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We’ve been working with many of you to better understand your pains and use-cases when it comes to builds.

Grateful for Hacktoberfest!

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Since Hacktoberfest started two weeks ago, we’ve seen a spike in traffic to Earthly. We saw developers of all levels coming together to improve our project ...

The world deserves better builds

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Hello, developers of planet Earth! Earlier this year, we at Earthly embarked on a journey to bring better builds to the world. We started with a deep belief...

Hacktoberfest 2020

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We’re excited to announce that Earthly is participating in Hacktoberfest this October.

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Tutorials

Addressing Slow Performance in Jenkins

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There’s nothing more frustrating than a sluggish continuous integration system. It slows down feedback loops and prevents code from reaching production quic...

Understanding Bash

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Bash scripts give you the ability to turn a tedious series of commands into an easily runnable and repeatable script. With many real-world use cases, like u...

Understanding Docker Logging and Log Files

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Docker logging and its management are an important part of the containerization of your application. Once you’ve deployed your application, logging is one o...

What is Buildkit?

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There is an excellent open-source project that you have probably used without realizing it. It’s called BuildKit, and it is what turns a Dockerfile into a D...

Encrypting Data With SSH Keys and Golang

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We’re currently working on a server for sharing secrets between developers and CI systems, and one of the features we decided to support is passwordless log...

Using gRPC with Golang, Python, and Ruby

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I was surprised to learn that Google protocol buffers (protobufs), were first introduced nearly two decades ago. They were used internally at google as earl...

Can We Build Better?

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Have you ever had a test fail in the build but not locally? I have. Have you ever then burnt half a day pushing small changes and waiting for your build to ...

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Articles

On YAML Discussions

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My article about how YAML makes a bad programming language 1 generated a lot of great discussions online. To clarify, YAML, when used as the syntax fr...

Monorepo vs Polyrepo

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The decision of whether to use a monorepo or a polyrepo structure for your source code can be a very emotional (maybe even religious!) battle. On its surfac...

5 Blogs for Scala’s Birthday

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The public release of Scala was 17 years ago today.  The language and its community are certainly not standing still, so I’ve put together a list of my favo...

Unit Testing vs Integration Testing

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In 1998, Kent Beck wrote sUnit, a unit testing framework for SmallTalk.  Beck later ported this framework to Java as jUnit.  From there, xUnit frameworks sp...

You’re using docker-compose wrong

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Tell me if this sounds familiar? You were introduced to docker-compose either by choice or by force. You’ve been using it for a while, but you find it clunk...

Technology choice? Don’t be weird

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Here at Earthly, we are building an internal platform on AWS using EKS.  I talked to our lead architect Corey Larson about the decisions and trade offs he i...

Building on Kubernetes: Ingress

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Here at Earthly, we are building an internal platform on AWS using EKS. I talked to our lead architect Corey Larson about the decisions and trade offs he is...

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