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Mantle - Secure Convenience

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Here at OVO we make use of managed services that allow us to run less software ourselves, and play pivotal roles in achieving CI/CD; services which are firmly placed on our Paved Road. Two of the most prevalent managed services we use are GitHub and CircleCI.…

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Reusing CI config with CircleCI Orbs

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Many teams at OVO are using CircleCI for their continuous integration and deployment. The new orbs feature (https://circleci.com/docs/2.0/orb-intro/) of CircleCI allows for packaging of configuration into reusable elements called ‘orbs’, which can be used from…

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Continuous Integration with GitHub, SFDX and CircleCI… Easier than you think!

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This post is a follow up to the talk I did at Dreamforce 2018 and the process below is based on the one we use here at OVO for our salesforce projects. If you haven't heard of Dreamforce, it is salesforce's annual partner/customer coference and is held in San…

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When was the last time you deleted your infrastructure?

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This is a question that every team should be asking themselves. There is no correct answer, but you should understand why it is an important question and how the answer affects your team.…

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Complexity in Infrastructure as Code

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As a high level concept Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a well established practice that is helping to improve the consistency and quality of infrastructure deployments. However IaC, just like all other code, can be overly complex, use poor conventions, and can build tech debt.…