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Webinar: Improving Agile Development through Deployment Automation

Webinar: Improving Agile Development through Deployment Automation

| June 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

IT organizations often face issues when deploying applications in an Agile environment, in part, because there are more releases to deploy. Due to the […]

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Future of deployment: Part 2 – The Image in the Cloud is the new EAR

Future of deployment: Part 2 – The Image in the Cloud is the new EAR

| June 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

Last December I wrote my first part on the Future of Deployment explaining the difference between big ol’ servers with a gazillion applications and […]

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Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

| March 9, 2010 | 5 Comments

From Java EE to Google App Engine to GigaSpaces, the idea of developing against a middleware or “infrastructure” API is well established in the […]

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Implementing XL Deploy, part 2: technical considerations

Implementing XL Deploy, part 2: technical considerations

| March 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

XebiaLabs‘ CTO Vincent Partington discussed some important organizational topics you will want to address while introducing deployment automation using XL Deploy. Preparing your organization […]

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Implementing XL Deploy, part 1: organizational aspects

Implementing XL Deploy, part 1: organizational aspects

| February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last month XebiaLabs released the Personal Edition of XL Deploy. Now that people have been able to experience in a simple environment how XL […]

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Future of deployment: Part 1 – Monuments vs Cheap housing

Future of deployment: Part 1 – Monuments vs Cheap housing

| December 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

I’m going to start a series on the future of deployment. How and what do we deploy in, say 5 years or so. Of-course […]

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Do application server vendors really understand deployment?

Do application server vendors really understand deployment?

| November 13, 2009 | 6 Comments

At XebiaLabs we know a thing or two about the automated deployment of Java EE applications 😉 . One thing that strikes me as […]

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Integrating deployment automation and configuration management

Integrating deployment automation and configuration management

| August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

My colleague Robert van Loghem and I have been blogging about Java EE deployment the last few weeks. And that is not without a […]

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Incremental deployments vs. full redeployments

Incremental deployments vs. full redeployments

| August 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

Four weeks ago my colleague Robert van Loghem wrote about what the full scope of a deployment in an enterprise Java environment. The scenario […]

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So what is a deployment really?

So what is a deployment really?

| July 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

You just baked the first release of your application using Maven. Next you start up the administrative console of the application server in the […]

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