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Python Dependency and Environment Management Deep-Dive

Published April 11, 2022 in devops - 0 Comments

Struggling to make sense of the Python package and virtual environment landscape? Not sure how what tools have features that make building CI/CD for your Python project easier? Frustrated by slow dependency resolution? To improve Recursion‘s Python developer experience, my colleague Dan Maljovec and I did a deep dive on those very topics and wrote […]

Tags: python

Useful Airflow on Kubernetes Features

Published June 7, 2019 in data , devops - 0 Comments

KubernetesExecutor The KubernetesExecutor sets up Airflow to run on a Kubernetes cluster. This executor runs task instances in pods created from the same Airflow Docker image used by the KubernetesExecutor itself, unless configured otherwise (more on that at the end). Getting Airflow deployed with the KubernetesExecutor to a cluster is not a trivial task. I […]

New EC2 launch template version

Published January 8, 2019 in devops - 0 Comments

The AWS web console is not always intuitive to navigate and the documentation can be opaque. I recently had to edit an EC2 launch template, which is only possible by creating a new version and then making the new version the default used by the autoscale group. Here are the steps to create a new […]

Tags: aws

Docker Compose for integration testing

Published June 17, 2018 in devops - 0 Comments

For integration tests with few external dependencies that don’t require much orchestration beyond networking Docker containers and setting up environment variables, Docker Compose is a simple and easy to manage solution for building, running and tearing down tests. This Flask application example is typical. The project’s multistage Dockerfile defines both the service and test images: […]

Tags: ci , docker

Why do I use containers?

Published May 2, 2018 in devops - 0 Comments

Here are my best reasons for using container solutions like Docker: 1. Simplify the deployment process! I used to struggle with software deployments. Traditional software package installers work fine for simple deployments on a single platform type, but require maintenance if deployment guidelines change between OS verisons. Deployment tools that need to target multiple platforms […]

Tags: docker , python

GitHub GraphQL in CI

Published March 9, 2018 in devops - 0 Comments

All python code is Python 3.5+. Having an automatic way to build GitHub pull requests before merging saves a lot of time and trouble compared with pulling, building and testing a GitHub pull request locally. TeamCity makes it easy to set this up using branch specifications. The blog post refers to a much older version […]

Tags: ci , git , graphql , python

First look at GitHub’s GraphQL API

Published February 20, 2018 in devops - 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s necessary to query GitHub for repo information through an API; during a continuous integration (CI) build step for example. I’ve used GitHub’s REST API before, which is OK but dumps a lot of extra data that can be annoying to parse. Also, sometimes multiple queries are needed to get to the data I […]

Tags: ci , git , graphql