SIMP Report – 03 18 2016

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Hanover, MD, 21 March 2016


This is the latest update of the SIMP Project.

We’ve had a busy week getting prepared for the next release.

SIMP Website Complete!

The new SIMP Website is complete! Stop by and take a look. We’re super happy with how it turned out and appreciate all of the hard work that Amanda put into it to make it awesome.

Automated Testing

Well, it turns out that all of those wonderful features in the new Jenkins 2.0 Alpha as mentioned in the last report, weren’t all quite ready for prime time. It does make sense given that it’s an Alpha but some of the issues that we encountered have been around for a LONG time. Ah well, we’re 90% of the way to a reusable, DSL-based, Jenkins architecture so we’re generally happy.

Bug Fixes

We started doing some heavy Beaker testing of the main pupmod-simp-simp package and ran into a flurry of minor issues across quite a few of the core modules. Nothing critical but definitely items that we’re really glad to be taking care of now that we’re more aggressively targeting our tests.

New Features

Not much in the way of new features this week. Just prepping for the next major release!

The Near Future

We’re hoping that this is the final release before we shift whole hog to Puppet 4 and the AIO installer. To ease migration pains, we’re probably going to be performing some symlink magic to get the new tools to be able to accept the old paths for a while. This will only take effect on an upgrade.

JIRA Weekly Report

For a full view of what we’ve been working on, take a look at our JIRA issues for the week.

Trevor has worked in a variety of IT fields over the last decade, including systems engineering, operating system automation, security engineering, and various levels of development.

At OP his responsibilities include maintaining overall technical oversight for Onyx Point solutions, providing technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps teams. He is also responsible for leading OP’s solutions and intellectual property development efforts, setting the technical focus of the company, and managing OP products and related services. In this regard, he oversees product development and delivery as well as developing the strategic roadmap for OP’s product line.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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