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Implementing DevOps – Top 6 Mistakes

Implementing DevOps – Top 6 Mistakes

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyone loves to talk about DevOps, but when it comes to real life enterprise implementation, things start to get a little shaky. Having gone through the process with hundreds of organizations, the XebiaLabs Sale Engineering Team relayed to me the 6 most common mistakes they see when enterprises implement DevOps for the first time. Change is […]

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I Hate Agile – A Panel Webinar

I Hate Agile – A Panel Webinar

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

For all of the conferences held in Agile’s honor and all the praise it gets, why doesn’t anyone call it a silver bullet? Because it’s hard. Agile is a difficult methodology that if done right over time, can save a business multitudes of both time and money. Whether looking at the culture change required, embracing […]

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Creating XL Release Tasks Dynamically Using Jython API

Creating XL Release Tasks Dynamically Using Jython API

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

This blog post caters to users who have a good understanding of Tasks in XL Releases and also know how to code in python. It talks about how you can make the best use of enhanced Jython API that has been available since XL Release 4.6.0 to dynamically generate tasks in a phase inside a release […]

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The 2015 State of Software Delivery – Key Takeaways

The 2015 State of Software Delivery – Key Takeaways

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Change is hard, especially when it impacts organizational structure, legacy systems and processes. Our third annual software delivery survey reveals that the management of change is a long road as the majority of our respondents continue their implementation of Continuous Integration in 2015.   Q: What projects did you undertake in 2014? A: Continuous Integration (48%) The majority […]

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7 DevOps Videos You Have To Watch

7 DevOps Videos You Have To Watch

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

For being such a new industry there is a lot of video content based around DevOps. I found this out after trying to search for some entertaining or highly rated DevOps/IT videos on YouTube. That process failed, so I decided to dig a littler deeper into the community to find some of the most entertaining, […]

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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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What’s more important – Process or Tooling?

What’s more important – Process or Tooling?

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

We recently had the fortune of conducting a webinar – “How one of the 15th safest banks in the world out-competes the tech disruptors” — with our customer Rabobank, a leading financial services company. Sander Ettema, Manager, Linux Infrastructure Services at Rabobank and Andrew Phillips, our VP of Products, discussed how Rabobank transformed its software delivery […]

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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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