Jenkins on Docker for .NET projects

A big portion of last year I’ve spent building accelerators for a Sitecore solution scaffolding and deployments aside from production projects. All this work was done for VMs created in a cloud managed via OpenStack. Using PowerShell DSC we were able to easily set up single machine local sandboxes as well as multi-server environments. However, provisioning VM and then configuring them is still less than ideal for the deployment of an application....

May 2, 2017 · 4 min · Alex Smagin

Manipulating config files with PowerShell

It is a quite common situation when you need to prepare multiple Sitecore servers with different roles. If you take a look Sitecore documentation you will find a huge amount of tables with configuration files that need to be enabled/disabled. Going manually through all of them isn’t the most fun task you could do, so I prefer to do this only once. Don’t repeat yourself :) Also, this would be needed for an environment automation work I’m involved in, but this would be a separate set of posts....

June 21, 2016 · 3 min · Alex Smagin