Install google-cloud-sdk on MacOS in four simple steps

I am writing this blog after my struggle to install google cloud SDK in macOS (Sierra).

1. First download the official Google Cloud SDK archive file from here.
2. Unzip the archive and save it at your desired folder.
3. Now open the folder which contains your unzipped google-cloud-sdk folder in terminal.
4. Run the command sh ./google-cloud-sdk/ and give yes to all further prompts and you are done.

Now, just type gcloud -v to verify your installation. If you find your gcloud version in your terminal, then you have successfully installed google cloud sdk.

Now the command gcloud will be available globally anywhere in your terminal!

Helpful references: has python problems when installing Google Cloud SDK on OS X

How to Deploy to FTP Server from Gitlab Repository?

We can easily deploy our code from Gitlab repository to our FTP server by using Gitlab CI (Continuous Integration).

But What is Gitlab CI?

GitLab CI/CD is a part of GitLab, a web application with an API that stores its state in a database. It manages projects/builds and provides a nice user interface, besides all the features of GitLab. It is very useful for automating your deployment workflow.

It can do lot of things like Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Delivery support to build, test, and deploy your application.

But, today we gonna automate our task of Uploading last changed files to our FTP server by configuring Gitlab CI.

Let’s start by first creating a file named .gitlab-ci.yml in your root folder.

Then add the following code in your .gitlab-ci.yml file.

  HOST: ""
  USERNAME: "yourUserNameHere"
  PASSWORD: "yourPasswordHere"

    - apt-get update -qq && apt-get install -y -qq lftp
    - lftp -c "set ftp:ssl-allow no; open -u $USERNAME,$PASSWORD $HOST; mirror -Rnev ./ ./public_html --ignore-time --parallel=10 --exclude-glob .git* --exclude .git/"
    - master

The above code will push all your recently modified files in your Gitlab repository into public_html folder in your FTP Server root.

Just update the variables HOST, USERNAME and PASSWORD with your FTP Credentials and commit this file to your Gitlab Repository, you are good to go.

Now whenever you make changes in your master branch, Gitlab will automatically push your changes to your remote FTP server.

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I am Sivadass, a budding Frontend Developer from Chennai, India. I spend most of my day with CSS and Javascript to build interfaces for humans. I am currently working at Kobster as UI Developer. I am an introvert guy, will become an extrovert when meeting people who are passionate in building high quality products.

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