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Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, my ever-active colleagues Marco Mulder and Serge Beaumont organised an nlscrum meetup about “Combining Scrum and Operations”, with presentations […]

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Deployment Automation vs. Release Management Automation

Deployment Automation vs. Release Management Automation

| November 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

In a previous blog, I compared deployment automation to build automation. I wrote about the differences between the build and the deployment process and […]

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Deployment automation vs. build automation

Deployment automation vs. build automation

| October 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since make was introduced in 1977 to automatically build software, more areas of the software construction and release process have been automated. In fact, […]

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Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

| July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sometime in the bright future, you will be able to deploy the same virtual appliance containing your application to all your target environments without […]

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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

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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Do application server vendors really understand deployment?

Do application server vendors really understand deployment?

| November 13, 2009 | 0 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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