MacStadium Blog

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SwiftUI is Coming on Strong in the iOS World

April 19, 2021
April 15, 2021

The results of the 2020 iOS Developer Community Survey are out, we’re investigating the rise in popularity of SwiftUI over the past year and what's driving this change.

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Choosing Your MacStadium Data Center Location

April 22, 2021
April 14, 2021

MacStadium has data centers in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland. Learn about latency and how it may play into your choice of a data center location with MacStadium.

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Simple Optimizations for macOS and iOS Build Agents

April 19, 2021
April 13, 2021

Unlock your iOS and macOS CI build hardware’s full potential with these simple, free, automatable optimizations.

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MacStadium Supports the Open Source Community

April 19, 2021
April 7, 2021

Free and open source software is a major driver of innovation in the iOS and macOS space. Learn how MacStadium supports these essential contributions and how your open source project can benefit as well!

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How To Upgrade to macOS Big Sur in Your VMware Cloud

April 27, 2021
April 6, 2021

If you are virtualizing macOS in VMware, it may be time to upgrade your environment. Xcode 12.5 is out in beta, and we have a rundown of the compatible VMware versions, and the steps to take to upgrade to them.

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Get Started with DevSecOps for iOS and macOS

March 31, 2021
March 30, 2021

DevSecOps integrates security into the full software development lifecycle to better lock down potential attack vectors and to avoid catastrophe.

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Secure Multi-Cloud Environments with MacStadium

March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021

Did you know that you can connect external cloud resources to a MacStadium cloud? Use a secure site-to-site VPN connection to integrate your Mac DevOps pipeline to Azure, AWS, or GCP.

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iOS Dev Jobs and the Best Places to Find Them

May 6, 2021
March 19, 2021

Are you looking for a new job in 2021? We’ve assembled some of the best places to find developer jobs. Whether you want a change or just checking out the market, we’ve got some of the best resources for your search.

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Create an Ephemeral CI Pipeline for iOS with Jenkins and Orka

March 17, 2021
March 16, 2021

Jenkins and Orka are the perfect match for building your ephemeral CI pipeline for iOS - and we’ve written up a guide to make the journey even easier.

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Xcode 12.5 now requires Big Sur - What’s new in this release?

May 4, 2021
March 11, 2021

Upgrading to Xcode 12.5 now requires Big Sur. What does that mean for your team? In this post, we give you insights into the new Xcode and iOS SDK.

Orka 1.5.0 New Features

New to Orka: GPU Passthrough, Save VM State, Boost IO Performance, and more

March 15, 2021
March 2, 2021

Orka 1.5.0 is now available, and it comes with a ton of great new features. Read all about what's included in this release.

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Five GitHub Repos to Level Up Your Swift Skills

March 15, 2021
February 18, 2021

As developers, we know you’re always working to level up your skills. We’ve got some of our favorite (and your favorite) repos for Swift.

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Orka Write IO Performance Improvements

March 15, 2021
February 16, 2021

CI/CD is a vital part of every software organization nowadays, and performance is always at the forefront. With Orka’s upcoming release, performance has improved with write IO functions. Find out how.

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Orka Tips and Tricks - Secret Management

March 15, 2021
February 12, 2021

We get asked a lot about how to store secrets inside of Orka. It’s not always needed, but if you want to, we have a step-by-step guide for building your own custom solution.

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3 Pitfalls in iOS CI Pipeline Design and How to Avoid Them

March 15, 2021
February 10, 2021

Contemplating switching from static to ephemeral, or using a hybrid model? We’ve got three pitfalls to avoid and an eBook with questions to help make your dream iOS CI pipeline a reality.

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New Apple Silicon: When to Migrate to the M1 Mac

June 21, 2021
February 5, 2021

Are you ready to move to the M1 Mac? We’ve got a rundown of the new Apple silicon and what migration could look like for your dev team.

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Orka Integrations: GitHub + Buildkite with a Private Mac Cloud

March 15, 2021
February 3, 2021

In this post, we’ll take a look at using Buildkite to connect a GitHub account with Orka, and run a static CI/CD pipeline.

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

March 15, 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

March 15, 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

March 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

July 14, 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.