How to use Automator on macOS

Motivation Inspired by the session at BarCamp Regensburg I started to think about pain points in my workflow. I figured out that the conversion of my photos was too cumbersome. Before When writing articles I download the images from my phone via AirDrop to my Mac. Apple stores images in the HEIC format on my…

Anatomy of a Jenkinsfile – Tutorial

Why should you use a Jenkinsfile? The biggest advantage of a Jenkinsfile is the ability to use version control to manage your build system. When you use freestyle jobs you can loose you configuration due to limit history depth. Descriptive vs Scripted Jenkinsfiles come in two flavours: Declarative pipelines always begin with the word pipeline…

Docker Commands Cheatsheet

Reminder: A Container is a running instance of an Image Docker CLI commands Command Meaning docker info This command displays system wide information regarding the Docker installation docker pull download an image from dockerhub docker images show list of locally available docker image docker start start container docker stop stop container docker run pulls image,…

How I learned to love the Bash

My tale of woe When I started to write my first ebook I decided to use pandoc to transform markdown into pdf. It basically looked like this pandoc metadata_de.yaml -o ./level_up_de.pdf –from markdown -V lang=de-DE level_up_de.md This simple command can be pasted into the command line everytime I want to build a new version of…