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John Cabaniss

Reports of Xcode 11 building slow: 50% increase in build times?

We recently had a call with a customer who has been experiencing slow run-times after moving to Xcode 11. Have you experienced similar issues? We want to know!

October 2019
October 2019

Catalina Released... and Live on Orka!

Catalina was officially released today, and within a matter of hours, the Orka team had made a Catalina ISO available to our customers. We encourage all of our current Orka customers to pull the new ISO and give Catalina a try.

October 2019
October 2019

DevOps World | Jenkins World Talks are LIVE

The 2019 DevOps World | Jenkins World conference in San Francisco is in the books. While we were there, we hit as many of the talks as we could. In this piece, we take a look back at some of our favorites and give our thoughts and takeaways.

October 2019
October 2019

Homebrew Tests Catalina on Orka

Participating in the Orka beta program this summer, Homebrew teamed up with MacStadium to test the macOS Catalina beta on Orka to great success.

August 2019
September 2019

Benchmarking with Multiple vSphere Builds Using Jenkins

We've set out to discover best practices when virtualizing with vSphere and Jenkins when paired with MacStadium. Read what we consider to be the best way to produce ephemeral VMs.

August 2019
August 2019

CI/CD Differences on Mac Infrastructure

CI/CD, regardless of the OS associated with it, is generally the same at a high level. However, there are some distinctions in the world of Mac CI/CD including Mac-specific tools and best practices.

July 2019
July 2019

Provisioning on MacStadium with Terraform

In the latest in a series of helpful posts for new MacStadium adopters, get tips for using HashiCorp's Terraform with each of MacStadium's virtualization platforms.

July 2019
July 2019

Provisioning on MacStadium with Ansible

In a series of blog posts, we will provide some pointers and a few examples for new MacStadium adopters to use as a guide. Let's start with Ansible...

July 2019
July 2019

CI Changes with Catalyst

Apple highlighted Catalyst’s new features and increased functionality at WWDC. When mass adoption hits, there will need to be some changes to Mac-related CI workflows.

July 2019
July 2019