Introducing conu – Scripting Containers Made Easier

There has been a need for a simple, easy-to-use handler for writing tests and other code around containers that would implement helpful methods and utilities. For this we introduce conu, a low-level Python library. This project has been driven from the start by the requirements of container maintainers and testers. In addition to basic image and container management methods, it provides other often used functions, such as container mount, shortcut methods for getting an IP address, exposed ports, logs, name, image extending using source-to-image, and many others. conu aims for stable engine-agnostic APIs that would be implemented by several container runtime back-ends. Switching between two different container engines should require only minimum effort. When used for testing, one set of tests could be executed for multiple back-ends.

Understanding Experimentation Platforms

Thanks to approaches such as continuous integration and continuous delivery, companies that once introduced new products every six months are now shipping software several times daily. Reaching the market quickly is vital today, but rapid updates are impractical unless they provide genuine customer value. With this eBook, you’ll learn how online controlled experiments can help you gain customer feedback quickly so you can maintain a speedy release cycle. Using examples from Google, LinkedIn, and other organizations, Adil Aijaz, Trevor Stuart, and Henry Jewkes from Split Software explain basic concepts and show you how to build a scalable experimentation platform for conducting full-stack, comprehensive, and continuous tests. Along the way, you’ll learn practical tips on best practices and common pitfalls you’re likely to face along the way. This eBook is ideal for engineers, data scientists, and product managers.