Monday, June 8, 2015

How to continuously integrate, test and deploy

This post will walk through the steps of setting up a continuous integration server starting with a codebase from Github, automated by StackStorm.

Step 1: Deploy stackstorm on a server, following this guide.
  • There are many ways to install/deploy stackstorm, I'll be using vagrant.
  • I'm using my Windows based work computer to act as the server for this example, so vagrant is a great choice for getting things up and running.
  • First things first, clone the project, cd to the vagrant folder within, and "vagrant up" to get started!
And we're off!

Whoops, looks like vagrant was updated since I cloned the project! Let's fix that...
Great success! It's installed!

This will install all StackStorm components along with the Mistral workflow engine on Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. The setup will download additional packages from the internet. While waiting, check out StackStorm 101 Video for quick intro. If setup is successful, you will see the following console output.

Step 2: Create a sensor to integrate with repository commits.

Step 3: Create a rule to merge all branches into the master branch.

Step 4: Create a rule to run all test cases, and if successful, deploy to production server.

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