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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

June 21, 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.

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Can you run Big Sur on a 2012 Mac mini?

June 21, 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!

MacStadium's Michael Landreth named CFO of the Year

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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?

July 14, 2021
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

March 15, 2021
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.