Author Archives: Isaac Chapman

Announcing Custom Worker Volumes

At Solano Labs, we like to get more done faster. Solano CI was designed from the beginning to run tests faster by running them in parallel on multiple workers, and many of the features we’ve rolled out over the years were implemented with the goal of getting customers’ build results back to them as quickly […]

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Solano CI Integrates with Amazon EC2 Container Registry at Launch

Today, we are proud to announce our integration of Solano CI with Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR).  With Amazon ECR and Solano CI, you can now reliably build, test, and deploy your Docker workflow without operating your own container repositories or scaling your infrastructure.  Amazon ECR is a fully-managed, secure, and highly-available Docker container registry […]

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Docker Container Testing…in Parallel

Like many in DevOps, I’ve sipped the Docker Kool-Aid and like how it tastes. Being able to standup any well-balanced combination of servers pretty much at will to handle load is a beautiful thing. I almost feel embarrassed that it was just a handful of years ago that I had to explain to a previous coworker “if we […]

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Merge and Done: Safe and Speedy Docker Deploy on Amazon ECS

Docker promises easy container management. Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) promises quick deployments. Solano CI takes advantage of both to provide safe automatic deployments whenever you merge a pull request. One action and your cloud is running your latest code. When a Solano Labs engineer brought up the idea of updating a docker example repository to demonstrate […]

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Green Is My Favorite Color

As a relative newbie to Solano Labs specifically and parallelized testing in general, I’d like to share the solutions to common on-boarding issues when moving jobs to Solano CI and getting green test passes: Where did my dependency go? My train of thought debugging a job recently: I can see the file being required by […]

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Lessons learned moving jobs from Jenkins to Solano CI

I guess the first day of a new job was as good as any other to hear the words “we need you to port over a bunch of Jenkins jobs to Solano CI”. Considering I had never used Solano CI before, it seemed like a great learning experience. What I did not expect was that […]

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