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Continuous Delivery in the Real World: How to move from “thinking in Releases” to CD?

Continuous Delivery in the Real World: How to move from “thinking in Releases” to CD?

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A comment we frequently hear from users is that one of the key things they value about working with XebiaLabs is that we don’t just provide useful tools, we actually help them get to grips with the challenges of trying to introduce Continuous Delivery in a real world scenario. Building a pipeline doesn’t sound all […]

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Continuous Delivery is All the Rage…but Testing is its Secret Sauce

Continuous Delivery is All the Rage…but Testing is its Secret Sauce

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Continuous Delivery (CD) is in the IT spotlight right now, even attracting the attention of C-level execs. Its benefits are self-evident: faster time-to-market, higher quality applications, and improved customer responsiveness. However, doing CD properly hinges on the maturity of your testing. Few things dampen enthusiasm for your CD initiative more quickly than a couple of […]

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Running phases in parallel in XL Release

Running phases in parallel in XL Release

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

When talking with users about how to optimize releases/pipelines in XL Release, the question sometimes comes up of whether it is possible to run multiple phases in parallel. As of the current version (4.0.7), that is not the case: phases are always executed in sequence. But it’s easy to define your release/pipeline flow so that […]

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XL Deploy and XL Release offer new insights into Continuous Delivery

XL Deploy and XL Release offer new insights into Continuous Delivery

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Being able to dig into your current Continuous Delivery process and find useful and actionable data really adds value to the XL Platform and that’s why we’ve just rolled out a raft of new features for XL Deploy and XL Release. These enhancements make it easier than ever to configure your pipeline, integrate all of […]

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Perceived strengths and weaknesses of Docker

Perceived strengths and weaknesses of Docker

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s an interesting discussion over in LinkedIn’s DevOps group about the strengths and weaknessed of Docker, which starts with the following question: “Docker, The New ‘Shiny’ Which is fine, it’s always fun to see something new. I have one of my engineers drooling over it. I’m a little more skeptical as I’ve seen the pain […]

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Deploying the same .NET site to IIS and Azure PaaS using XL Deploy

Deploying the same .NET site to IIS and Azure PaaS using XL Deploy

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week, I was invited by Microsoft partner Cellenza to talk about XL Deploy during their BootCamp tech rally. Of course, we could have shown them our IIS+SQL Server deployment demo, but I wanted to take this opportunity to dig into a new subject: Microsoft Azure. Specifically, I was wondering how easy it would be […]

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Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 7: Reverting to a Previous Version

Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 7: Reverting to a Previous Version

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this final installation of Getting Started with XL Deploy, we run through the finer points of deploying an older version of an application, XL Deploy’s unique approach to rollbacks and fully automated rollbacks—no matter where a deployment fails.

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Our Latest & Greatest in Continous Delivery: New features on tap

Our Latest & Greatest in Continous Delivery: New features on tap

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re always working to improve the XL Platform and roll out new features to existing products, and believe it or not regular updates to our Continuous Delivery tools roll out using our own in-house continuous delivery process! Here is a sneak peak at what is in the pipeline. Increased visibility and traceability As interest in […]

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Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 6: Performing an Update

Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 6: Performing an Update

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Video: This installation will demonstrate how XL Deploy’s autoflow engine can calculate the delta between versions, making it easy to update to new versions and see what elements are different.

If you are just joining us in the series, you may want to start from the beginning.

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Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 5: Understanding Packages

Getting Started with XL Deploy Pt. 5: Understanding Packages

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Video: Now that we performed an initial automated deploy in the last installation, we’ll take a closer look at packages. This installation addresses setting up the artifacts and configuration settings for your deployables into a package in XL Deploy.

If you are just joining us in the series, you may want to start from the beginning

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