MacStadium Blog

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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

March 15, 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

March 15, 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

March 15, 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

March 15, 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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 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

March 15, 2021
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?

March 15, 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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 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.

Big Sur on 2012 Mac mini?

Can you run Big Sur on a 2012 Mac mini?

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 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

March 15, 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!