Build continuous delivery into you organisation

Read our CTO Steve Thair’s quote on the importance of automation and collaboration in the latest e-book launched today by BMC. In the e-book entitled “Flip the Switch to Continuous Delivery”, BMC and contributors provide insights that will enhance team productivity; streamlining deployments and adjusting cultural aspects to optimise your DevOps success. click here to […]

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Refactoring a monolithic Powershell DSC project using PSForge

Over the last couple of years, we have been managing environment configuration of a Windows-based production environment with Powershell DSC. It’s been working rather nicely so far – any configuration drift is fixed within 15 minutes, and Windows-literate engineers are quick to get used to the Powershell-based configuration syntax. We have a great Continuous Delivery […]

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DevOpsGuys Launch Workshops & Training

DevOpsGuys, a leading provider of DevOps services for Enterprise clients, is pleased to announce the launch of their new DevOps Education platform which provides DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile training courses and workshop, enabling organisations to build the knowledge they need to succeed with DevOps transformation. As part of DevOpsGuys on-going commitment to impart knowledge and […]

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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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Why companies are investing in DevOps and Continuous Delivery

A thought-provoking infographic – with some interesting data points – shows how companies are reaping real rewards from investing in agile software delivery processes. Check out the graphic – from Zend – for more on how DevOps and Continuous Delivery are bridging the speed and innovation gap between business demand and IT. Continuous Delivery Infographic […]

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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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The Top Ten DevOps “Operational Requirements”

Join us for “The Top 10 DevOps Operational Requirements” –  http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/534/98059 via @BrightTALK One of the key tenets in DevOps is to involve the Operations teams in the full software development life cycle (SDLC) and in particular to ensure that “operational requirements” (“OR’s”, formerly known as “non-functional requirements”, “NFR’s”) are incorporated into the design&build phases. […]

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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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