Dzone Guide to Continuous Delivery from @AgileSteveSmith & @Matthewpskelton

Our good friends and organisers of PipelineConf @AgileSteveSmith and @Matthewpskelton have contributed to the DZone Guide to Continuous Delivery. The guide covers: SUMMARY & HIGHLIGHTS KEY RESEARCH FINDINGS INTRODUCING: CONTINUOUS DELIVERY BY STEVE SMITH CONTINUOUS DELIVERY PITFALLS BY J. PAUL REED THE CONTINUOUS DELIVERY TOOLCHAIN BY MATTHEW SKELTON CONTINUOUS DELIVERY VISUALIZED INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE: WHEN AUTOMATION ISN’T […]

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Upgrading to Octopus 2.0

On 20th December 2013, Paul Stovell and the Octopus Team released Octopus Deploy 2.0. We’ve had a chance to play with the product for sometime, and it’s a great next version. Here’s 5 great reasons to upgrade; Configurable Dashboards Sensitive variables Polling Tentacles (Pull or Push) IIS website and application pool configuration Rolling deployments So […]

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Continuous Integration & Delivery – Christmas Reading Essentials

Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk by Paul M. Duvall, Steve Matyas, Andrew Glover Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build… by Jez Humble, David Farley Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory Continuous Delivery and DevOps: A Quickstart guide by Paul Swartout Test Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck Jenkins Continuous Integration […]

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Maturing the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

The Maturity Model is a useful assessment tool for understanding your organizations level of Continuous Delivery adoption. Many organizations today have achieved what is needed to move from Level-1 (Regressive) to Level-0 (Repeatable), which is a significant accomplishment and as a reader of this blog post, you’re either about to start your journey of improvement or […]

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Automated release management for .NET with OctopusDeploy

Introducing OctopusDeploy We are big fans of OctopusDeploy and have been using it since its beta release in early 2012. If you’re not familiar with OctopusDeploy, here’s the background; 1. It’s an automated release management tool for Microsoft .NET, comprising of a centralized server and agents, known as Tentacles, which are installed on each target server. 2. It uses the NuGet […]

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