Creating a Development CI Pipeline for Appian

A while back I did several posts on Appian, specifically one regarding setting it up on Docker. The objective was two fold – the first was to solve an important development CI pipeline challenge, and second was to evaluate if the software was deploy-able on a PaaS (ans: yes it is, but not via the […]

Appian 17.2 on Docker

This walk-through explains how to set up Appian 17.2 on Docker. It was going to happen sooner or later 🙂 Approach I deliberated on two approaches: Lightweight containers, and have the host OS to manage the Appian components, and Heavy containers (Appian components sit within Docker image), but rely less on host OS I chose […]

Installing FitNesse for Appian

FitNesse is a fully integrated standalone wiki and acceptance testing framework (as quoted by its official website http://fitnesse.org/). To facilitate (via automation) unit testing in Appian, FitNesse for Appian is a port/standalone software with customized libraries that allow individual developers to write their own test scripts that can reference specific SAIL interface components. The advantages of having […]

Primary and Secondary Data Stores in Appian

Appian has a primary data store (i.e. database) that it uses to store Appian-related data records, such as the feed items in Tempo, each users’ followers, and locks when editing application objects in the designer. The data in this data store ensures that Appian is working properly. Appian can be used to connect to secondary […]