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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 | 2 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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Future of Deployment – Part 2.5 Getting your virtual appliance from development to production

Future of Deployment – Part 2.5 Getting your virtual appliance from development to production

| August 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my previous post, “future of deployment, part 2”, i talked about the new ear, which is an image, with an OS and your […]

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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 | 3 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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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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