First Steps with GCP SQL

In this post, we will take a look at how we can use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) SQL as a database for our Spring Boot application. We will investigate how we can use the Cloud database from our development machine and how we can use it from GCP itself.

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Deploy Spring Boot App to GCP App Engine

In this post we are going to deploy a Spring Boot application to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) App Engine. First, we will take a look at the differences between the standard and flexible environment of App Engine. After that, we will describe step by step how the deployment to GCP App Engine can be accomplished.

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First Steps with GCP Kubernetes Engine

The past year, we wrote some articles using Minikube as Kubernetes cluster in order to experiment with. In this post, we will take our first steps into Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and more specifically of Kubernetes Engine. Let’s see whether going to the Cloud makes our lives even easier ;-). ¬†We will create a GCP account, create a Kubernetes cluster, deploy our application manually and deploy by means of Helm.

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Anchore Container Image Scanner Jenkins Plugin

In a previous post, we talked about how we can check our Docker images for any known vulnerabilities by means of Anchore Engine. This still required a manual action. Wouldn’t it be great if we could incorporate Anchore Engine into our Jenkins CI build job or pipeline? In this post, we will take a look at how we can accomplish this by means of the Anchore Container Image Scanner Jenkins Plugin.

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Check Docker Images for Vulnerabilities with Anchore Engine

When using Docker containers in production, we need to ensure that we are following best practices. In this post, we will focus on Ensure images are scanned and rebuilt to include security patches from the CIS Docker Community Benchmark which we discussed previously. The item states that you should scan your images “frequently” for any vulnerabilities and then take the necessary actions to mitigate these vulnerabilities. We will use Anchore Engine in order to accomplish this.

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Setup Jenkins CI in 30 Minutes

Do you want to experiment with Jenkins CI in a local setup? In this post we will setup a local Jenkins CI server, create a build job for a simple Spring Boot Maven project and push the created Docker image to DockerHub. It will be a setup for local experimenting only, but really handy if you want to try out a Jenkins plugin for example.

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