Decoupling Ansible Handlers

Since version Ansible 2.2, so quite a while, there is another way to notify a handler or a couple of handlers or no handlers. No handlers? Right, this sound a bit funny, doesn’t it? Well, it is a bit comparable with talking to kids, if no one is listen, no one will react :). Notifying Handlers Before 2.2, there was only one way to notify a handler, by notifying the name of the handler:

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Manage Exoscale DNS with Ansible

Introduction In the following post, I will show you how to use Ansible to configure your DNS records on Exoscale, a Swiss Public Cloud provider. Exoscale offers a DNS service with an affordable pricing with features like geo replication, anycast support and an API. The Ansible modules we are going to use later and I created, exo_dns_domain and exo_dns_record are included in Ansible since version 2.2.0 (see the offical docs).

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Release Strategies

Every now end then I see discussions about how to do releases, how the tagging should be done, if and what git workflow should be used. I would like to share some thoughts about how I do releases and how I like to see how a software project does releases from the user’s perspective. Releases What are releases? Releases are named snapshots of a software development cycle, called versions. So if you do software development you should provide versions.

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