Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Dave is a Sales Engineer for XebiaLabs based in Boston, MA. He has worked on both sides of DevOps, as a web software engineer and as a WAS/DB2 administrator.

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Creating a Deployment Model for Scripted DB Updates

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Creating a Deployment Model for Scripted DB Updates

It is common for enterprises to work with hundreds of applications, each of those calling for a number of database scripts to be executed […]

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5 Reasons to Deploy Daily

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Reasons to Deploy Daily

Gary Gruver recently released his new book: Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise. In it he promotes the practice of releasing software on a daily […]

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DevOps and the DBA: Best Practices in XL Deploy

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
DevOps and the DBA: Best Practices in XL Deploy

As Agile practices and the DevOps movement transform delivery pipelines throughout the world, let’s take a moment to reflect on the database administrator’s role in […]

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Dropping Artifacts into XL Deploy with Dropbox

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dropping Artifacts into XL Deploy with Dropbox

As of version 5.0.0, XL Deploy supports maven-style repositories like Artifactory and Nexus. Find the configuration instructions here. XL Deploy can also support referencing a […]

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Tracking the Dev/QA Cycle with XL Release

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tracking the Dev/QA Cycle with XL Release

Let’s take some inspiration from this diagram from Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project, and consider how DevOps tooling can help you automate […]

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A Tale of Two Build Tools: Integrating XL Release with Jenkins and Bamboo

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Build Tools: Integrating XL Release with Jenkins and Bamboo

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 […]

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Continuous Delivery With Bamboo And XL Deploy

| January 16, 2015
Continuous Delivery With Bamboo And XL Deploy

One of the best things about the current generation of continuous delivery tools is their ease of integration and interoperability. Each tool offers a […]

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Updating WAS Applications In XL Deploy

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Updating WAS Applications In XL Deploy

Some users of WebSphere Application Server prefer to upgrade their EAR/WAR applications using WAS’s “update-in-place” option instead of uninstalling it and then re-installing. The […]

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Using Deployment Tags in XL Deploy

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Using Deployment Tags in XL Deploy

XL Deploy’s tagging mechanism provides a handy way to control the automated mapping of deployable object to their containers. When your environment has multiple […]

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Deploying with Dojo and JavaScript

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deploying with Dojo and JavaScript

Using XL Deploy‘s REST API, you can embed a deployment process into a web application.  JavaScript with Dojo provides a nice medium for this.   […]

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