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XL Release Template Import/Export Utilities

XL Release Template Import/Export Utilities

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently we had a question from a user who wanted to be able to import and export all of his XL Release templates at the same time. Fortunately we were able to provide them with this small collection of scripts to do just that. The source code is on the XebiaLabs community Gists site.

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XL Release Integrates With Flowdock

XL Release Integrates With Flowdock

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the new release of XL Release 4.5, now it’s also possible to send all your release information to Flowdock. So what does it bring you. What is Flowdock? If you haven’t heard of the next step in Continuous Delivery, then ChatOps is certainly something you should look for. ChatOps tools allow you to chat […]

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A Tale of Two Build Tools

A Tale of Two Build Tools

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I discovered that XL Release does not have built-in support to integrate with the Bamboo build tool as it does for Jenkins. But I also discovered that XL Release’s extensibility makes it easy to configure a type definition and a script to enable an interface with Bamboo. Let’s look at the support for Jenkins. XL […]

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8 XL Release Community Plugins You Should Know About

8 XL Release Community Plugins You Should Know About

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs has an active community of users for its products.  We encourage you to make plugins that solve your specific release process and share that information with others who are using our tools.  Here are some of the cool XL Release plugins in our GitHub Community. Bamboo – Bamboo Atlassian build and tests can be […]

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XL Release ≥ Release Management Team

XL Release ≥ Release Management Team

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name for XL Release is a misnomer, since some people initially associate the tool as a solution that is only applicable to a Release Management team. Or worse, I’ve heard a few people ask if the tool was somehow associated with Microsoft Excel. This latter association is much worse, since we’re trying to get […]

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10 Reasons to Manage Your Releases With XL Release v.4.5

10 Reasons to Manage Your Releases With XL Release v.4.5

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the release of XebiaLabs’ new version of XL Release, I thought it would be a good time to review some of the reasons you might like to use XL Release, instead of using something like spread sheets to manage your release process. Free yourself from the pain of releases managed by spread sheets.  Many […]

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XebiaLabs’ New Version of Continuous Delivery Management Product XL Release Brings Easy-to-Use Automation to Agile Software Releases

XebiaLabs’ New Version of Continuous Delivery Management Product XL Release Brings Easy-to-Use Automation to Agile Software Releases

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

XL Release enables DevOps teams to plan, visualize, and control the entire software delivery process. The new features in version 4.5 increase automation, add finer grained security, and provide even more integration points with popular tools, while also improving overall performance. Register for our Live Webinar: What’s new for XL Release 4.5 and check out the latest […]

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The Cloudcast #182 – Moving DevOps Forward with CI/CD

The Cloudcast #182 – Moving DevOps Forward with CI/CD

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

TJ Randall (@TJRandall; VP System Engineering @XebiaLabs) talks about how customers work through changes to people/skills, process, financial modeling, internal communications and tools, as they migrate to more agile application development and utilize CI/CD methodology.

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How To Configure SSHD In Windows As An Overthere Host For XL Deploy

How To Configure SSHD In Windows As An Overthere Host For XL Deploy

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some times our customers would prefer to use SSH to connect from the server our XL Deploy is running on and their targets.  By default Windows does not support SSH, but XebiaLabs’ tools do support SSH on windows.  The tricky part is that most implementations of SSH for Windows also require you to use BASH […]

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Making Agile Real: The Zen of Continuous Delivery

Making Agile Real: The Zen of Continuous Delivery

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Much of what is written about Continuous Delivery at present seems to revolve around technical challenges and technical choices: “Which is better: Puppet, Chef or Salt?”, “Should I use Jenkins, Go or XL Release?”, “How do I build a CD pipeline with containers?” etc. etc. If we’re looking at CD properly, though, this is the […]

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