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

Creating a Deployment Model for Scripted DB Updates

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

5 Reasons to Deploy Daily

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

DevOps and the DBA: Best Practices in XL Deploy

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

Dropping Artifacts into XL Deploy with Dropbox

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

Tracking the Dev/QA Cycle with XL Release

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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

| 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 […]

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Continuous Delivery With Bamboo And XL Deploy

Continuous Delivery With Bamboo And XL Deploy

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Updating WAS Applications In XL Deploy

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Using Deployment Tags in XL Deploy

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Deploying with Dojo and JavaScript

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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