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Setting Up Your Environment for Jekyll

You’ve probably heard of Jekyll before or this is the very first time you getting to hear it. Whichever the case, today we’re going to dive into the prerequisites of getting started with Jekyll. This is a step by step ultimate guide to setting up your environment.

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The cloud, precipitating the new age

You’ve probably heard about it. There’s a high chance you have used it. There’s a higher chance you will be using it in the future. The cloud. The cloud is one of those things everyone sort of knows but somehow cannot clearly define. What is the cloud? Who made the cloud? Where is the cloud? How does it work? What is cloud computing? And what happens when it rains? Yes these are just some of the questions that this blog intends to answer in a bid to demystify the mystery that is the cloud.

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Docker in your dev box

So, you probably already know what docker is and what it can do for you. You (hopefully) also know that you don’t need to be deploying thousands of services in order to start using docker now. This post will walk you through the process of dockerizing a jekyll based site(this one). By dockerizing the site, the number of dependencies a developer would need to install on their machines is reduced to two; Docker engine and Docker compose.

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Creating a CI/CD pipeline for Jekyll

Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that involves the aggregation of small bits of code into a shared repository, frequently.
Continuous Deployment is closely related to Continuous Integration. It refers to the release to production of a software that passes set automated tests. In other words it means frequently making the most recently functional version of a software available for use.

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Containerization with Docker

The first time I had someone “simply” explain what docker is, this is what they said, “Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to develop, deploy, and run applications with containers”.If you are a beginner programmer or techie you probably need to understand the fundamental concepts around containers and how they compare to virtual machines before you can fully dive into dockerization. This is a beginner-friendly guide that I hope will serve that purpose.

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