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A Little Mobile Web App to Monitor XL Deploy Tasks

A Little Mobile Web App to Monitor XL Deploy Tasks

| August 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

With XL Deploy you can automate your deployments, so you don’t even need to be around during the deployment itself.  Sometimes though, you might want to check on the status of a deployment from your phone. With that in mind I have developed a little example mobile web app to allow you to see the […]

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How we use XL TestView to improve the Test Quality of XL Deploy

How we use XL TestView to improve the Test Quality of XL Deploy

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here at the XebiaLabs we care a lot about quality. That means we have to do a lot of testing for our products. Since we have a relatively small development team, and a code base that grows rapidly, that means we have to automate our tests. To get an impression, for XL Deploy, we have automated […]

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Data Driven Continuous Delivery with XL Release’s Export Hooks

Data Driven Continuous Delivery with XL Release’s Export Hooks

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of things in XL Release 4.7.0 that I’m most excited about is the new “export hook” feature. Export hooks allow you to populate your reporting/Business Intelligence/Big Data stores with as much or as little information about release, phases and tasks as you need. More importantly, you can “mix in” related data from external sources, […]

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Optimizing Automated Testing with Jenkins: Videos from JUC East & Europe

Optimizing Automated Testing with Jenkins: Videos from JUC East & Europe

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year’s Jenkins User Conferences in both D.C. and London were a huge successes. Aside from the large number of enthusiastic attendees, the DevOps and Continuous Delivery innovation really caught our eye. Both practices have become a matter of course for Agile companies, and we’re excited to hear about so many great results in real-world applications. Continuous Delivery […]

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XL Release 4.7 Brings More Flexible Reporting and an External Storage Database

XL Release 4.7 Brings More Flexible Reporting and an External Storage Database

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

For everyone using XL Release to manage, visualize and orchestrate your release pipelines — we’re happy to tell you that version 4.7 is now available! (If you’re not already using XL Release, check out why you should.) The latest version brings several game-changing new features as well as numerous smaller improvements:   Create pretty release reports using your […]

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XebiaLabs Launches The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

XebiaLabs Launches The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs launches 3 new DevOps Tools that will change the way you look at the DevOps landscape.   The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools   The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools is a dynamic, embed-able and aesthetically pleasing device that allows users to visualize the most popular DevOps tools, define them, and categorize each tool by […]

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Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment – Expert Q&A

Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment – Expert Q&A

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

On June 23rd, I participated in a Webinar on “Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment”.  I discussed my experiences automating deployments in a primarily IBM and IBM Websphere environments, our struggles with building environments, configuring the servers and keeping up with deployments.  Towards the end of the webinar I outlined some of the items that we […]

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Backstage with Andrew Phillips

Backstage with Andrew Phillips

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I have not yet met a software developer who is more proud of the ROI of the software they develop than they are of the human response to what they are making. The history of our species has been to find creative ways to use tools to make our lives easier, and software is nothing […]

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XL Deploy’s Seamless Integration with AWS CodePipeline

XL Deploy’s Seamless Integration with AWS CodePipeline

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m at the AWS Summit in NYC, which seems a fitting place to talk about the new integration between XL Deploy and AWS CodePipeline. CodePipeline is Amazon Web Services’ cloud-hosted continuous delivery service, officially launched yesterday. As such, it’s similar to XL Release, but in the AWS developer tools ecosystem and with a focus on […]

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3 July Webinars You Can’t Afford To Miss

3 July Webinars You Can’t Afford To Miss

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you aren’t spending your July sitting on a white sand beach somewhere in the Caribbean sipping rum out of a coconut, then Continuous Delivery, Agile, and Test Management webinars are the next best thing. Okay, maybe not the next best thing, but they are the best place to engage with experts on the topics that are transforming […]

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