Strider — Series Round-Up

This is the last post in our series of Strider articles. During the last months we’ve published at least one article per week to show you most important and common use cases of Strider, the open source continuous integration platform. We truly hope you learned a lot. Actually, we did too while writing the posts. Especially the deployment and notifications articles are very useful for our internal setup. Learning by doing :)

Overview of Strider Posts

All posts in this Strider series can be grouped to a specific topic. Let’s refresh our memory and recap the posts to get an overview of covered topics.

Getting Started, Install and Configure the Platform

The series starts out with a platform overview introducing Strider and showing supported programming languages. Further, we walk you through the installation process of Strider and how to add plugins via Strider’s admin panel. Besides the general installation process, we have a closer look at configuration options to customize your Strider installation and add OAuth keys and secrets for plugins.

Connect Git Repositories and Run Tests Automatically

Using continuous integration requires you to connect Strider with Git hosting servies like GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Gogs or just a plain Git repository on your private server. Each guide shows you how to connect Strider with a Git repository and additionally, how to run tests automatically with every push to the repository.

Continuous Deployments

To complete your continuous integration pipeline, you can of course add the deployment step right after successful builds. Our series covers two most common deployment scenarios: Heroku and private Server via SSH. Both guides explain and illustrate with screenshots the steps to your successful deployment.

Send Notifcations

Notifications for your build and deployment processes may be an essential part of your mental health. Use notifications and be sure everything is fine with your (deployed) code. Strider offers more than just plain email. You can hook Strider with Slack and HipChat and notify your channels or rooms about succesful or failed integrations.

GitHub Build Status and Strider Webhooks

GitHub’s API is powerful and also provides an endpoint to send build status updates. You can configure GitHub webhooks to start a build process at Strider and report the final result back to GitHub. Furthermore, Strider integrates a webhook plugin which can be configured to send build results to a desired url.

Create Your Own Plugin

Strider’s modularity allows everyone to add favored functionality. The ecosystem offers a lot plugins to connect with third-party services or just extend Strider’s functionality. Our guide helps you where to start when writing your own plugin.

Finishing Up

Strider is a powerful continuous integration and deployment platform due to its composition of plugins. Extending the server is straight foward with the help of plugins.
We hope you enjoyed and learned a lot in this series!

This is the currenly last planned post in this series. We love to get feedback: what did you like? What is missing? Get in touch via @futurestud_io or use the comments below.

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