MacStadium Blog

Groovy Programing language logo

Jenkins Deployments in Kubernetes with Docker and Groovy

November 24, 2020
November 18, 2020

In our latest installment of the How to K8s series, we explore the concepts you’ll need to execute tasks via a look at dockerizing a Jenkins server so that it can create a user automatically upon startup in a container.

Deloitte Tech Fast 500

MacStadium ranks #286 on the 2020 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

November 25, 2020
November 18, 2020

Deloitte has released its 2020 North American Technology Fast 500™ List of fastest-growing technology companies, including MacStadium ranked at number 286.

Big Sur on 2012 Mac mini?

Can you run Big Sur on a 2012 Mac mini?

November 16, 2020
November 13, 2020

Excited to upgrade to Big Sur? Read this first. We discuss compatibility and provide useful information on how to upgrade to the latest macOS.

Big Sur

Developers, Big Sur, and Vindication

November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020

Apple has updated the macOS software license agreement for Big Sur, going from 15 sections to 16 sections. This doesn’t happen very often... Brian Stucki, MacStadium's Apple Evangelist, shares his thoughts what this means for all of us.

M1 Mac mini

M1 Mac minis are Here... and Coming Soon to MacStadium

November 12, 2020
November 10, 2020

The Apple Mac “M1” chip was announced today. However, what was unexpected was an M1 Mac mini alongside the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. We are ready to rack this speedy new machine!

MacStadium's Michael Landreth named CFO of the Year

November 11, 2020
October 29, 2020

The Atlanta Business Chronicle announced today that MacStadium Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Landreth, has been named CFO of the Year in the small, private company category.

Iconscout screenshot

Iconscout: Developing on Mac mini for Windows Developers

October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020

Iconscout needed a way to develop plugins for Mac apps, and keep everything running well in their CI pipeline. They looked to MacStadium to help get things started. Read their story now.

Thumbnail for Automating macOS Server Configurations with Ansible

Automating macOS Server Configuration with Ansible

October 8, 2020
October 5, 2020

Ansible is a lightweight configuration solution that requires only two things of the target servers it configures. We’re walking through Jeff Geerling’s Ansible playbook on the blog to show you how Ansible can benefit you.

iOS App

 Say "Hello" to iOS App Clips

October 6, 2020
September 30, 2020

iOS 14 has a brand new feature called App Clips. Get ready to explore this new, mini-versions of iOS apps as we explore what you can expect from these cool new tools.

Cycling '74 Mac laptop on desk with audio software on screen

Cycling 74: Dedicated Resources and Platform Flexibility with Mac mini

October 6, 2020
September 29, 2020

Cycling '74 needed the flexibility to develop software on multiple platforms using cross-platform languages. Jump in and see how they did it with a Mac mini at MacStadium.

Automation 101: Introduction to Ansible

Automation 101: Introduction to Ansible

October 8, 2020
September 22, 2020

If you’re looking to get started with Ansible, you’ve come to the right place! We’re diving into automation with Ansible for the introductory blog post.

Relay FM: Flexible, Shared Remote Mac mini Access

September 23, 2020
September 18, 2020

Relay FM never wanted to be limited in what they could do with a machine, so they selected a Mac mini at MacStadium, allowing them to basically do anything these needed, all with the power of macOS in the cloud.

Mac Pro 2019 - Good for CI/CD?

Is the 2019 Mac Pro a Good Machine for CI?

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

The 2019 Mac Pro has some very unique features (including the awesome grate) - but does that mean it’s right for CI workloads? Let’s take a look.

How to K8s: Kubernetes Secrets from the Command Line

September 23, 2020
September 9, 2020

Last time, we dove into the ins and outs of Kubernetes Secrets, but in the latest How to K8s, we’ll cover creating a Secret via kubectl CLI.

TestFairy QA and testing with Mac mini case study

TestFairy: Bulletproof Testing on Mac mini

September 9, 2020
September 4, 2020

TestFairy needed reliability to ensure their code would perform flawlessly, and they're using a Mac mini at MacStadium to ship out bulletproof code. We got their mini story from TestFairy Co-founder, Yair Bar-On.

Benepass - CI on Mac mini at MacStadium

Benepass: iOS CI with Mac mini

September 9, 2020
August 26, 2020

Benepass set up their iOS CI pipeline using a Mac mini at MacStadium. We spoke with the lead engineer and chief technology officer at Benepass to see how they leveraged their mini to grow their business.

iOS projects splash image

iOS Developer Survey Pt. 3 - Your Projects

August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020

In this last installment of Dave Verwer’s iOS Developer Community Survey, we’re turning our analytical eye to what iOS developers are working on both personally and professionally.

Kubernetes secrets, etcd diagram

How to K8s: Kubernetes Secrets Made Simple

September 23, 2020
August 19, 2020

What is a Kubernetes Secret and can you make sure that all your secrets are being kept? In this blog, we give you an overview of what Kubernetes Secrets are and how to make them.

MacStadium CEO & CFO Named as Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

MacStadium CEO Greg McGraw and CFO Michael Landreth are finalists in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southeast Awards program.

Inc 5000

MacStadium #1175 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 14, 2020
August 12, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking No. 1175 with three-year revenue growth of 385 percent.

Diagram depicting Kubernetes deployment, replica sets and pods

How to K8s: Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments

September 23, 2020
August 11, 2020

Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments are definitely something new and returning users will need to have in their K8s playbook. Let us guide you on the K8s journey with our latest installment.