29 Aug – 2 Sep ended the summer break by announcing the coming course calendar, Startup Weekend dates and a few tips for using Jenkins and the Apple Magic Mouse.
Back to school, Markus opened our open source classroom doors once more. Important dates for the new term include: 13 – 15 September for ‘Configuration Management with Puppet‘ and 14 – 15 December for ‘SLA Reporting with Jasper’. The Nagios Availability Monitoring course is already booked out, so get onto our training centre quick to snap up your place while you can!
Georg then revealed the truth behind Apple’s Magic Mouse in everyday use. He pointed out common problems in using the mouse and how to deal with them. From getting the mouse to connect to the computer to speeding up the pointer speed and using external software like the “Better Touch Tool” add extra functions, Georg had the mouse all figured out.
Based on his own recent experience, Ansgar gave a comprehensive user guide to Jenkins as a Continuous Build Server for PHP projects. Starting from configuration with Jenkins Job Template for PHP Projects and useful plugins, he explained automation with an Ant Build script and distributed builds to give newbies all they need to set up their own Jenkins system.
Finally, Bernd got excited about the upcoming 3rd Startup Weekend in Nuremberg on 11 – 13 November. The event which sees companies established in the span of a weekend will be held at the new Coworking Nürnberg space this year. Once again, we will be supporting the Startup Weekend, and we look forward to a weekend full of ideas, socialising and hopefully a new company or two.