Deploying git branches from GitLab using Slack commands

tl;dr Deploy a branch called ‘staging’ to a server called ‘staging’ with a Slack slash command: /gitlab deploy staging to staging Overview If you’re using GitLab as your CI build system, and Slack for your team communications, you can invoke deployment commands directly from Slack. Deploys are defined as jobs in specific environments in GitLab, …

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Jenkins builds of GitLab branches stopped working due to security patch

There have been some security patches to Jenkins recently, which have stopped some plugins from working – in our case, the Gitlab Merge Request Builder Plugin. Parameters that used to get passed in as part of a trigger to build a branch stopped being passed through. Errors in the Jenkins build console output looked like …

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