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Jeff Vincent

Accessing Your Mac mini From Anywhere

VNC, SSH, or VPN, you can interact with a Mac mini remotely in several different ways. In this how-to, we walk you through different ways you can access your Mac mini - including our recommendations.

July 2020
July 2020

iOS Developer Survey Pt. 2 - Languages, Tools & Processes

We’re back with Part 2 of our analysis of Dave Verwer’s iOS Developer Community Survey. In this installment, we talk tools - from Swift to Objective-C and from Jenkins to Bazel, here’s what developers are using.

July 2020
July 2020

How to K8s: Persistent Volumes and Claims

In order to retain data beyond the life-cycle of a given Pod in Kubernetes, you’ll have to use a persistent volume. In this walkthrough, we’ll take you through the complexities of persistent volumes and claims.

July 2020
July 2020

How to K8s: Pull, Edit, and Push a Docker Image

Set sail with K8s with part four in the How to K8s series! Let us take you through how to pull, edit, and push a Docker image.

July 2020
July 2020

How to K8s: Sharing data between containers in a pod

In part three of our How to K8s series, we take you through emptyDir and volume, and how to share data between containers in a pod.

June 2020
June 2020

Intro to Chef: Configuration and Automation Tool for Mac VMs

Jump into part one of our Chef series, where we introduce some concepts and ideas for beginners and discuss the latest update to the Chef training materials.

June 2020
June 2020

Open Source iOS Testing Platforms to Consider When Testing Your Next App

There are a lot of players in the iOS testing landscape. We’ve picked four open source platforms for your consideration.

June 2020
June 2020

How to K8s: Expose a Public IP via a Load Balancer Service in Kubernetes

In the second installment of How to K8s, we explore how to use a Kubernetes load balance service to expose a single IP.

June 2020
June 2020

How to K8s: Exec into a Running Kubernetes Pod

When working with Kubernetes environments, you may find it useful to access a pod directly. You can do that by calling kubectl exec to get direct command line access.

May 2020
May 2020

Ephemeral vs Static Build Agents for iOS CI

Dive into the costs and benefits when choosing between ephemeral and static build agents. Learn the key differences and why you may want to choose one method over the other.

April 2020
May 2020

Getting Started with Docker & Kubernetes on Mac

MacStadium's Orka brings modern, orchestration and containerization solutions Kubernetes and Docker to Mac-specific CI. Now, teams that focus on dev for iOS and macOS have access to this powerful tech.

April 2020
April 2020

Orka Overview Part 2: Deploying Mac Virtual Machines

Manipulating virtual machines has become a core skill for DevOps engineers. Orka allows for automated management of macOS VMs with simple commands.

March 2020
April 2020

2 New Xcode 11.4 Features for Swift that We Love

Xcode’s latest release, 11.4 Beta 3, has brought advancements across the board. Here’s our rundown of the two new features we love and think could benefit you the most.

March 2020
March 2020

Making the Most of Your Orka Demo

The Orka demo gives you two hours of playtime to experience the power of Orka. Here's how to get the most out of your demo environment.

March 2020
March 2020

5 Key Features in Orka's CLI for iOS and macOS Virtualization

It’s always a treat when you can do more with less code. And Orka’s CLI fits this bill. Orka is a powerful macOS virtualization tool that performs complex tasks with short, simple commands.

March 2020
March 2020

Orka Plugins Rundown: Part 2

These three plugins are the most recent additions to Orka, and have all been greeted warmly by folks who are using them already. Check out how Orka integrates with your CI pipeline (part 2).

February 2020
March 2020

Orka Plugins Rundown: Part 1

With Orka’s simple CLI and our growing library of plugins and integrations, ease-of-use is central to our targeted user experience. In short, Orka is a tool for everyone.

January 2020
March 2020

How to Connect Storage for Ephemeral Build Testing

Leveraging ephemeral builds as part of your CI pipeline greatly improves consistency, scalability, and ease of updating. In this post, learn how to connect your build server to shared storage.

January 2020
March 2020

YAML for the People: A Human Readable Primer

If you haven’t yet heard much about YAML, it – very much like JSON or XML – is just a way of representing structured data. Learn more in this beginner's guide.

January 2020
March 2020

Automate Your CI With These 3 Powerful Tools in 2020

Is CI automation on your team's wishlist for 2020? Check out this piece for three must-have tools before getting started.

December 2019
March 2020

Put Your Things Away with MacStadium’s Five Storage Options

With one or more of our five storage solutions your team will be ready and able to focus on the work at hand. We break them down in this piece.

December 2019
March 2020

Native vs. React Native for iOS: A Smorgasbord for Thought

A collection of our favorite resources based on specific use cases to help you make a well informed choice as to which route to take in the creation of your next application.

November 2019
March 2020

Selecting a Scalable CI Pipeline for macOS

Your company is growing and there are many factors contributing to the need for a more efficient CI infrastructure. Learn how MacStadium can aid in the transition to an infrastructure that can support a product at scale.

November 2019
March 2020

Top 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Mac CI Build Infrastructure

Is your homegrown Mac mini build farm keeping pace with your organizational growth? If you're not sure, the MacStadium team has put together the top five signs it's time to make a change for the better.

September 2019
March 2020

Check Out Our New Site-to-Site Networking Docs

We have recently expanded our Mac private cloud Site-to-Site Networking documentation to include specific setup instructions.

September 2019
March 2020

MacStadium + Ansible are Making Life Easier for DevOps Teams

Provisioning your Mac cloud virtual machines for macOS and iOS CI just got easier. MacStadium engineers have put together some example Ansible scripts for provisioning your CI build environment.

May 2019
March 2020