Join our #Hacktoberfest 2018 celebration!

Since announcing our participation in Hacktoberfest earlier this month, we've heard from many community members and contributors, and we’re excited to share more details about how to get started. If…


Hacktoberfest: Tips for growing open source communities in October and beyond

For the last four years, DigitalOcean and GitHub have spearheaded Hacktoberfest, a month-long open source initiative that encourages people of all experience levels to contribute to open source…


Tutorial: Automate infrastructure and deployment on Azure using Jenkins and Ansible

Both Ansible and Jenkins are powerful open source automation tools. Using Ansible, you can provision virtual machines, containers, network and complete cloud infrastructures on Azure. In addition,…


13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform

It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native…


Join Pivotal and Microsoft for the European JUG Tour

Photo credit: @ashleymcnamara In October, as a continuation of our upcoming Microsoft Ignite and Pivotal SpringOne Platform events, I’ll be hitting the road with four outstanding Pivotal developer…


We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all…


Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins

With DevOps World | Jenkins World around the corner (September 16-19 in San Francisco) and the recent announcement of Azure DevOps, this seems like a good time to provide an update on the options for…


How to automate your release notes

Two facts are generally true for software releases.  One, as users, we wish software releases came with better release notes, and two, we hate creating release notes when it’s our turn to ship…


Announcing Project Athens and GopherSource for the Go community

As part of our ongoing commitment to Go developers and our work with the Go community, today at GopherCon we announced contributions to the open source Project Athens and our involvement with…


OSCON 2017. Photo credit: O'Reilly Media

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open…