A couple of days ago I was reading “The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures” by Stephen Pile while waiting for a flight; it’s a very amusing book and I would recommend it to anyone, but not digressing it led me to consider and examine some extremely common examples of worst practices I’ve seen in my […]
Continuous Delivery in the Real World: Moving to CD with a complex portfolio and compliance requirements
In a previous post, I talked about how helping users handle the challenges of adopting Continuous Delivery in the real world is one of our key goals at XebiaLabs. I shared excerpts from one particular thread and would like to continue in the same vein here. This discussion focuses specifically on the challenges of a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.