Bamboo CI/CD tool review | TechRepublic

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Bamboo is a Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and release management tool from Atlassian. With it, software development teams can build, test, and deploy confidently.

Is Bamboo the right CI/CD tool for your software development team’s needs? We will help answer that question by discussing its features, pricing, advantages, and disadvantages. And if you are looking to shop around before deciding on a CI/CD tool, we will also reveal some of the top Bamboo alternatives.

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Overview of Bamboo

Bamboo was launched by Atlassian in 2007. The CI/CD tool helps software development teams automate build, test, and release processes in a single workflow. Bamboo provides scalability, reliability, and resilience for teams of all sizes, plus added features like reporting and integrations with other tools and platforms. It is ideal for developers seeking to minimize errors, improve efficiency, and save time and accelerate release cycles

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Enforcing Password Resets for Local Group Users

Admins can force users to reset their respective passwords during their next Windows 11 login by making a few simple changes on a difficult-to-find configuration screen.

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Regardless of the size of your organization, following best practice security procedures are fundamental to your operation and should never be dismissed. One of these fundamental security procedures is the period resetting of a strong login password — a security task that users are understandably reluctant to participate in.

SEE: Use this checklist from TechRepublic Premium to secure your Windows 11 systems.

In Windows 11, administrators of local user accounts can force members to reset their respective passwords on their next login by making a simple change on a specific configuration screen. Navigating to this screen requires a few steps and may involve a less-than-intuitive flip of more than one switch, but doing so will force you users to

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How to compile a C++ program on Linux

In this TechRepublic How to Make Tech Work video, Jack Wallen shows you the step-by-step process of compiling a C++ program on Linux, using Ubuntu Desktop 23.04 for his demo.

I am going to show you how to compile a C++ program on Linux. I’ll demonstrate it on Ubuntu Desktop 23.04, I’ll use the tried and true Hello, World! app as an example.

The first thing you must do is install the necessary software to allow you to build C++ programs. To do that, open a terminal window and issue the command sudo apt-get install build-essential -y. If you’re on a Fedora-based distribution, that command would be sudo dnf install gcc-c++ -y.

Now that you have the necessary tools installed, let’s create the Hello, World! file with the command nano hello.cpp. In that file, paste the content shown in the video. Once you’ve pasted the content into the

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How to join a node to a Docker Swarm

Jack Wallen shows you the steps of joining new nodes to a Docker Swarm as a worker and manager to help with managing larger Docker clusters.

Do you have a Docker Swarm up and running and you need to add more nodes to it? You probably remember how the initialization of the Docker Swarm presented you with the join command. The join token from that command can only be used one time, so even if you copied that command to a file, it won’t work for a new node.

Fortunately, however, the Docker developers made it possible to join new nodes to a Swarm at any time. To do this, you’ll need to have a Docker Swarm up and running with at least a controller node and a new node to join. You can add as many nodes as you need and do so at any time.

You can join

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Write better long-form content with Scrivener 3, now $29.99

From business reports to entire books, this app provides the perfect writing workflow.

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What is a tweet worth? Nothing. How about a blog post? Not much more. But take the time to write a book, an entire course, or an in-depth case study, and you will definitely end up with something of value.

Scrivener 3 is an award-winning writing app that helps you compose this kind of long-form content.

It’s normally priced at $59.99. But for a limited time, you can grab the software forMac or Windows for just $29.99 at the TechRepublic Academy.

When we need to write, most of us instinctively open our favorite word processor. But the truth is that these apps are primarily designed for formatting text documents, not helping you write.

Scrivener 3 is completely different. Used by many best-selling authors, the software provides a clean, distraction-free workspace for writing. No matter

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