The DevOps Revolution

“We transformed from a team of employees to a team of owners”– Jim Stoneham, Opsmatic In a fascinating interview with Opsmatic’s Jim Stoneham Gene Kim revisits Flickr’s innovative 2009 ’10 deploys per day’ presentation. Comparing different approaches to tackling the rapidly evolving platforms within Yahoo! Stoneham highlights the benefits of integrated working across departments, taking […]

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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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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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