MacStadium Blog

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Simulators, Emulators, and Devices -- Which is right for your Mobile CI Builds?

January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021

How are you testing your apps? In this blog post, we discuss the pros and cons of three different forms of testing: simulators, emulators, and physical devices.

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Cirrus Insight: Access to Mac Software For Testing and Service with Mac mini

January 22, 2021
January 19, 2021

Cirrus Insight uses its Mac mini and MacStadium account to ensure its software is usable on all platforms and solve customer problems.

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Orka Integrations: Mac and iOS CI with the Orka-Jenkins Plugin

January 15, 2021
January 14, 2021

Jenkins is the most popular open-source CI/CD tool available - and we’ve got a plugin for it! Take a look at our step-by-step guide to getting the MacStadium Jenkins plugin for Orka up and running.

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MacStadium Renews ISO 27001, 27017 & 27018 Security Frameworks for 2021

January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021

MacStadium announces that its certifications for ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27018:2019, and ISO/IEC 27017:2015 have been renewed for 2021.

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Automating Jenkins Deployments in K8s with Docker and Groovy - Part II

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

In part 2, learn to incorporate an additional Groovy Init Hook script that will install and configure the Orka plugin for Jenkins.

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Sticker Mule and MacStadium: Mac mini with 24/7 customer service

January 12, 2021
January 6, 2021

No matter what your use case, MacStadium can help build an environment for you - just like we do for the company keeping your laptops from being naked, Sticker Mule.

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How MacStadium Provides World-Class Security

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

Whether your team is big or small, MacStadium offers the same level of security for all of our customers. See what CISO Darrell Stinson has to say about what his team has done for security at MacStadium.

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Server-Side Swift Now Runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows

December 9, 2020
December 9, 2020

Mac, Linux, or Windows? Swift can run in all three places, so which are you picking? Our rundown can give you some guidance when you’re looking to run Swift!

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MacStadium - An Experienced Partner for Mac Clouds

January 12, 2021
December 3, 2020

We have over 3,000 customers around the world that rely upon MacStadium each day, but if you are just learning about us for the first time, you may be asking “who is MacStadium?”

Hauserpartner: Mac mini for MDM, Mac Pro for power

December 4, 2020
December 1, 2020

Architecture, urban, and interior design firm hauserpartner needed a platform to test on multiple versions of macOS and to move to the cloud quickly after COVID-19. Read how they did it with a mini at MacStadium.

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Why Use GitHub Actions with MacStadium Hardware?

January 25, 2021
November 30, 2020

GitHub Actions, first released in 2019, is a free CI/CD system baked into GitHub. Grab your GitHub repo and see what you can do with GitHub Actions and your MacStadium hardware.

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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.

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MacStadium ranks #286 on the 2020 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

January 12, 2021
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.

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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.

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Developers, Big Sur, and Vindication

January 12, 2021
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.

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

January 12, 2021
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.

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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.

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Automating macOS Server Configuration with Ansible

January 12, 2021
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.

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 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.

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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.