How to handle Brent in The Phoenix Project

I got stuck at home with a dreadful cough and sinus dysfunction this last week. As a result I spent some time re-reading The Phoenix Project. I really wanted to try to have another run at understanding Erik’s examples from the Theory of Constraints side of things. Particularly, I wanted to appreciate the “ringer” situation that Brent has created around himself. Continue reading How to handle Brent in The Phoenix Project

Quickie: Quick Jenkins with Docker

If you’re like me you know the process of bringing up a Java WAR app like Jenkins can be some what cumbersome if you have to go and hunt down the Oracle JDK. A rather clunky and manual set of pre-requisites, including setting environment variables like JAVA_HOME, while easy to do, introduces a lot more opportunities for getting side tracked while simply getting Jenkins installed. Continue reading Quickie: Quick Jenkins with Docker