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Please join us for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference, taking place May 20-22nd at UC San Diego.

When:May 20-22, 2019 (Pre-conference on May 20, sessions May 21-22)
Where: UC San Diego campus, Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute

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Monday, May 20 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wait, what? Getting your bearings with ServerSpec

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Library developers change jobs, we’re always the newbie. ServerSpec is a fantastic tool for keeping track of exactly what is supposed to be running on which server. Chances are such tests don’t exist in your current workplace; chances are such tests would be significantly helpful to your coworkers. This is a tool that should be in your box.

Participants will learn to write simple yet efficient ServerSpec tests, how to organize them and invoke them for different machines, ways to approach managing many tests, and ways to incorporate them into project life cycles.

We will also briefly talk about other infrastructure testing frameworks; why you would consider them instead of ServerSpec, and why you will probably want to use ServerSpec anyway, warts and all.

Pre-requirements: participants should bring a notebook computer, and have Ruby version 2.5.1 installed, if you wish to follow along with the workshop, but it's perfectly fine to just watch and take notes.

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Hardy Pottinger

Digital Library Software Developer, UCLA
Hardy currently works on a team of developers building back-end services for UCLA Library's digital library projects. Which means he gets to play with really cool stuff like Docker containers and OpenAPI (aka Swagger) specs. His job title is Digital Library Programmer, but he is keenly... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Biomedical Library Building, Classroom 4