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Ship Faster Without Breaking Everything

Ship Faster Without Breaking Everything

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Are Your DevOps Goals? A huge theme we encounter with businesses attempting DevOps transformations is that they rarely know where to start.  Our advice, start by figuring out your goals.  The most common goal we find is that companies want to ship faster without breaking everything.  But where do you go from there? Here […]

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Caution: This video contains strong SaaS language

Caution: This video contains strong SaaS language

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don’t be like Bob. SaaS ≠ Spreadsheet as a Service. Stop the insane stress of your current release process and start managing releases more efficiently with Continuous Delivery. Change the way your teams work and transform your release process with XebiaLabs’ Continuous Delivery software for teams practicing DevOps. Check out our new, free community software editions and learn […]

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“What is DevOps” – Can you define it?

“What is DevOps” – Can you define it?

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you are deeply entrenched in the DevOps community or not, you have most likely seen the barrage of What is DevOps articles floating around. We decided it would be best to put them all together and give our readers a variety of What is DevOps articles to choose from. Whether you are looking for […]

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XLD Scripting comparison : Jython vs REST API vs CLI

XLD Scripting comparison : Jython vs REST API vs CLI

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

I bet all those of you working on XL Deploy for a while might feel overwhelmed by all those different ways you can interact with the server. There is the GUI interface and then there’s CLI(Command Line Interface). Now if you want to go further, it has the REST API and last but not least, […]

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EMC World 2015 – Dawn of the Devops

EMC World 2015 – Dawn of the Devops

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs’ own TJ Randall recently spoke at EMC World 2015 in a presentation entitled “Dawn of the Devops”.  The allusion to Dawn of the Dead is not unintentional.  In his talk TJ addressed how as a champion of DevOps and moving towards savings and efficiencies you can often feel as if there are dark-forces in […]

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Using XL Release Gate Task for Deciding Future Tasks

Using XL Release Gate Task for Deciding Future Tasks

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

For all of those working with XL Release, you must be familiar with Gate Task. You can provide conditions in a Gate Task which have to be all checked before you can actually complete the task. What if you could use those to programmatically check which conditions are met?  One caveat here of course would be […]

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Using the XL Deploy CLI to Update Properties Prior to Deployment

Using the XL Deploy CLI to Update Properties Prior to Deployment

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered if you could modify the properties of one of the objects you are deploying just before the actual deployment from a CLI script? You can make last minute changes like this in the UI just before deployment.  We always tell people that anything you can do from the UI can be done […]

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Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From Continuous Delivery to Containers

Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From Continuous Delivery to Containers

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andrew Phillips recently spoke on the topic of “Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From Continuous Delivery to Containers” where he answered the following questions: Why are we writing software in the first place? Relation to Continuous Delivery and Devops: need to have delivery to the user in mind as the goal, not a “tech fest.” How […]

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The New XL Deploy 5.0

The New XL Deploy 5.0

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the last 9 months the XebiaLabs dev team has been working tirelessly to develop a harder, better, faster, stronger XL Deploy for our new and existing customers. By applying an immense amount of user feedback and combining that with the framework from version 4.9, we have been able to rebuild XL Deploy to demonstrate […]

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Jython Console extension with XL Release 4.6.0

Jython Console extension with XL Release 4.6.0

| May 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

With XL Release 4.6.0, custom REST Endpoints are now supported by XL Release, just like with XL Deploy. Keeping that in mind, some of the existing extensions that have custom REST endpoints can be used along with XL Release now. One of them is the Jytutor extension that can be used to experiment with Jython scripting […]

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