Everyone knows that up to date software is good for your health.

We recently noticed that our builds on Jenkins took around 10 minutes to finish vs 1m 30s on our laptops (thanks Felix!). It turns out that someone (clearly not me) was lazy and the Maven dependency cache on the agents was months out of date. So every single build spent 5+ minutes in one of the 9 levels of dependency hell.

Maven + dependencies = ???

To fix this, I decided to build Jenkins images daily and programmatically. This gives us a ‘golden image’ with:

Nitro Ice Cream!

My colleague Domenico and I recently attended Google Cloud OnBoard in London. The day was packed with great information about Google Cloud Platform products: serverless, Cloud AI, and Stackdriver, because who isn’t excited about monitoring!

We witnessed a long awaited announcement with a live demo of the second ever virtual machine creation in the brand new Google Cloud Platform London region. Nice to see 3 zones in europe-west2!

We are very excited about our partnership with Google. In case you haven’t been following Grakn’s development process like a hawk — star and follow the Grakn repository on GitHub! …

#GraknLovesTech: 6th December 2016

By Juandev (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Here at Grakn Labs we love technology. So much so, that, this month, we’ve decided to share our favourite technology moments from 2016. Each weekday during December, we will open a window on our virtual advent calendar, and peek inside to recall some of the greatest innovation or news that the past year has brought us.

Please recommend and share with hashtag #GraknLovesTech if you enjoy our posts. And if you have any favourite links you’d like us share, just leave us a comment or tweet us @graknlabs!

Today we are featuring the year’s most interesting breakthroughs in Cloud Technology…

Thanh Pham

Cloud & DevOps | thanhpham.cloud

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