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Nikema’s Spinnaker Summit 2021 Recap

My Second Spinnaker Summit is in the Books! Last week I attended and spoke at my second Spinnaker Summit. Like last year’s summit, it was fully virtual. This time Spinnaker Summit was co-located with cdCon and took place on the Hopin platform. Last year, I spoke on a panel about Black professionals a few months […]

Announcing General Availability of Armory Policy Engine Plugin

Armory Policy Engine provides support for automating policy compliance with Spinnaker. Policy Engine Plugin is the latest version of Policy Engine and adds support for both advanced role-based access control (RBAC) use-cases and open source Spinnaker. The release of Policy Engine Plugin comes with new documentation, including a library of example policies from across Armory’s […]

#SpeedOfLife – In Conclusion, Thanks for the Conversation

As we close out the month of May, the #SpeedOfLife campaign will come to a close as well. Soon I will no longer be monitoring the hashtag but please feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter. You can even tag me (@dev_nikema) if you like. What does “speed of life” mean to you? Before […]

#SpeedOfLife Week Two Recap

Tweets, Clips, and Double the Livestreams In week two, we shared some awesome clips from my #SpeedOfLife interviews. Additionally, we had a bonus live stream with Kelsey Hightower. To date, there has been an element of chaos in each live stream. I’ve got two more planned, so two chances to get through a smooth stream […]

How Armory’s Policy Engine can Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity

Earlier this month President Biden issued an executive order on cybersecurity following the Colonial Pipeline Hack. It outlines several actions that government departments must take, and requires them to adopt modern software development and security best practices. This post will explore several of these best practices and explain how Armory’s policy engine addresses them. We […]

#SpeedOfLife First Week Recap

It Begins We started the #SpeedOfLife campaign last week, yay! It has been a bumpy start but we’re happily moving forward. The first person I spoke with about delivering software at the speed of life was our CEO at Armory, DROdio. I posted a snippet of our conversation on Twitter last week and here that […]

What Does It Mean To Deliver Software At The #SpeedOfLife?

In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the #SpeedOfLife campaign that I will be leading for the month of May. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the awesome people who make up our DevOps community. What is #SpeedOfLife? #SpeedOfLife is a social campaign meant to highlight users and experts in the […]

Armory Enterprise install in 10 minutes

I was introduced to Armory and the open-source project Spinnaker a little over 18 months ago.  Up to that point, I’d worked with numerous open-source and proprietary software and was a specialist in application delivery and data analytics.  I immediately found out that Spinnaker was the continuous delivery platform of choice for many large scale […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #4 Officially AWS Certified

I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner! I took the exam and I passed. I fell behind on blog updates starting about a month ago but I studied up until the day before the test. I was somewhat disappointed in myself for not keeping my schedule but in the end, I passed and that was the […]

Announcing Spinnaker Evaluate Artifacts Stage

Armory's new Evaluate Artifacts stage allows you to inject Spinnaker parameters into any artifact. Only certain deployment stages, such as deploying a Kubernetes manifest, natively support using Spring Expression Language (SpEL) to reference parameters. Other stages, such as Terraform, lack this stage-specific SpEL support. This blog will explore how the new 'Evaluate Artifacts' stage can be leveraged to inject Spinnaker parameters into your Terraform deployment pipeline.
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