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How ING Increased Software Deployments to Twice a Day

How ING Increased Software Deployments to Twice a Day

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

During a recent webinar, ING’s IT Manager Andreas (A.J.) Prins, met online with Andrew Phillips, VP of DevOps Strategy at XebiaLabs to discuss the strategies ING used to build, improve, and maximize their continuous delivery pipeline. ING was able to rebuild their continuous delivery pipeline, reducing their release times from 6 weeks to 34 minutes. Prins […]

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You Are Ready for Continuous Delivery, Take the Leap

You Are Ready for Continuous Delivery, Take the Leap

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

You are standing in the wings of the stage, it’s opening night, the curtain has just been raised, you hear the “James: Knocks on door” sound effects, and all of your hard work merges into a single step as you open the fake stage door.   This is how most companies feel before they endeavor […]

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SE-Radio: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

SE-Radio: Andrew Phillips on DevOps

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sven Johann talks with Andrew Phillips about DevOps. First, they try to define it. Then, they discuss its roots in agile operations, its relationship to lean development and continuous delivery, its goals, and how to get started. They proceed to system thinking and what “You build it, you run it” means for a system when […]

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Top Organizational Challenges For Implementing DevOps and How To Overcome Them

Top Organizational Challenges For Implementing DevOps and How To Overcome Them

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week Gene Kim, renowned author, researcher, speaker and DevOps evangelist, Tapabrata (Topo) Pal, Product Manager for Capital One, and Andrew Phillips, VP of DevOps Strategy at XebiaLabs, met online for a 2015 retrospect about scaling DevOps and Continuous Delivery in the enterprise. During the webinar the trio also covered the top organizational challenges for adoption […]

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Guest Blog: Uploading XL Deploy DAR package via PowerShell

Guest Blog: Uploading XL Deploy DAR package via PowerShell

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently at my customer’s site, I started using XebiaLabs product called XL Deploy. It is a software solution that helps automating the deployment process. Many operations are exposed via a REST API. Uploading of packages is one of them and is done following the Multipart/form-data standard. In case you need to do so, via PowerShell, […]

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Welcome XL Release 4.8!

Welcome XL Release 4.8!

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dynamic Release Data Gives You Better Control and More Flexibility XL Release has been giving companies the most advanced release pipeline orchestration for their Continuous Delivery initiatives for several years now. And today we’re delighted to show off our next step in our ongoing march to help DevOps teams achieve continuous delivery at enterprise scale through automation, visibility […]

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Integrate XL TestView in Your CD Pipeline

Integrate XL TestView in Your CD Pipeline

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs is announcing a new release of XL TestView: 1.4.0. This release features an improved and extended REST API that allows you to integrate XL TestView seamlessly within your continuous delivery pipelines, provides support for Team Foundation Server (MS Test, MS Visual Studio, .trx files), and an initial implementation of reporting on test specification sets. […]

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7 Reasons to Read The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery

7 Reasons to Read The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whether you are new to Continuous Delivery, or just need a quick refresher, The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery is the perfect addition to your DevOps library. Having recently picked up the book myself, I can see how it has become an absolute essential addition in understanding the intricate world of Continuous Delivery. Below you […]

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Which Douglas Adams Character Represents Your DevOps Skills?

Which Douglas Adams Character Represents Your DevOps Skills?

| January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you someone who knows that the number one rule in DevOps is “Don’t Panic”? Especially when it comes to making Continuous Delivery changes inside your organization? Are you someone that theorizes that if anyone implements real automation changes, the solution will instantly become antiquated and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable?   […]

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Dropping Artifacts into XL Deploy with Dropbox

Dropping Artifacts into XL Deploy with Dropbox

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

As of version 5.0.0, XL Deploy supports maven-style repositories like Artifactory and Nexus. Find the configuration instructions here. XL Deploy can also support referencing a web-based file-hosting service such as Dropbox with a minimum of configuration. Let’s take a look at how to set up and deploy an artifact from Dropbox. From Dropbox, get the url […]

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