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Building a Real IBM UrbanCode Deploy Plugin – Part 4: Completed Plugin

When you put the pieces together, you end up with a useable (and hopefully useful) plugin for your IBM UrbanCode Deploy server.  The video below is a walk-through of the example we have been discussing in the previous 3 parts

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Building a Real IBM UrbanCode Deploy Plugin – Part 3: Groovy

After we have set up the XML files, the next step is the Groovy scripts that will drive the activity. The XML files specify the parameters that will be sent to the Groovy script, how the script will be launched,

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Building a Real IBM UrbanCode Deploy Plugin – Part 2: XML File structure

IBM UrbanCode Deploy plugins are controlled by parameters in a series of XML files. info.xml – This file is primarily metadata about the plugin plugin.xml – This file is the brains of the operation. It is the interface specification that

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Building a Real IBM UrbanCode Plugin – Part 1: Background and Setup

Several blogs, including ours, have shared some introductory posts on how to structure an UrbanCode plugin. I decided to take these a step forward and actually build one for a reasonably well-known tool. I chose Liquibase as my guinea pig

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UrbanCode Java API

I started working with the UrbanCode Rest API after reading a blog post by Lara Ziosi. In her post she walks you through getting started with Apache Wink and has a small code snippet printing out a list of components and

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Using Amazon EC2 instances with UrbanCode Deploy

The power of Infrastructure as a Service technology is one of the fertilizers helping the DevOps movement bloom.  Since the creation and configuration of infrastructure can be codified, the imperative to version everything ensures that all deploys are consist across

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IBM UrbanCode Deploy LDAP Howto

Integrating tools with LDAP all to frequently turns into a lengthy endeavor marked by misunderstanding and misinformation around something that should be a fundamentally simple exercise.   Some of this is due to common misunderstandings of how LDAP is set

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