Hes Siemelink

Hes Siemelink

Hes Siemelink is a Senior Product Architect at XebiaLabs. Hes is the original development and product manager for XL Release, the release orchestration component of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform.

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Take Release Automation to the Next Level, Episode 1: Speed Up Delivery with Advanced Deployment Patterns

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Take Release Automation to the Next Level, Episode 1: Speed Up Delivery with Advanced Deployment Patterns

The “Take Release Automation to the Next Level” series gives you insights into the benefits and challenges surrounding DevOps deployment patterns. In this series, […]

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Top 5 Challenges of Automating the Software Delivery Pipeline

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Top 5 Challenges of Automating the Software Delivery Pipeline

Automating the software delivery pipeline is a great idea—it saves time, costs less, and allows developers to focus on writing code that creates useful […]

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The Release Dashboard – An Overview

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Release Dashboard – An Overview

Enhanced Visibility To get better insight into what’s happening in a release, we have developed the release dashboard. It shows you an overview of everything that’s […]

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Using and Creating XL Release Plugins

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Using and Creating XL Release Plugins

As you start building out more and more complete release plans in XL Release, you may find that you want to automatically invoke systems […]

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Using Variables in XL Release

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Using Variables in XL Release

When creating your release templates, you will probably be creating tasks that have information that can vary based on the release.  Also, you may […]

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Feature Spotlight: The XL Deploy Plan Analyzer

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Feature Spotlight: The XL Deploy Plan Analyzer

Ever wondered how XL Deploy comes up with a deployment plan? To give you more insight in XL Deploy’s planning logic, XL Deploy 3.9 […]

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XL Deploy Cookbook: Creating a Deployment Package using the XL Deploy UI

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
XL Deploy Cookbook: Creating a Deployment Package using the XL Deploy UI

Deployment Packages are usually created outside of XL Deploy. For example, packages are built by tools like Maven or Jenkins and then imported using […]

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XL Deploy Cookbook: Executing a command during deployment

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
XL Deploy Cookbook: Executing a command during deployment

For a deployment, XL Deploy calculates the step list based on your model. But what if you want to add an extra step? There […]

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XL Deploy Cookbook: Adding a check to the Deployment Checklist

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
XL Deploy Cookbook: Adding a check to the Deployment Checklist

This Cookbook entry describes how to add a single check to the Deployment Checklist in the Release Dashboard. We will take an existing pipeline […]

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XL Deploy Cookbook: Setup Security Roles

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
XL Deploy Cookbook: Setup Security Roles

Example on how to set up security roles in Deployit 3.7

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