- Original air date:
- Thurs., Jan 24, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Death to Manual Deployments!
Do your software projects stumble over the deployment hurdle? If so, you are not alone. Many software projects struggle achieving consistent deployment across their environments — from Test to UAT to Staging to Production. Successful deployments must account for differences between environments; coordinate development teams and environment owners; balance schedule pressures; and create the requisite audit trail. When these challenges are compounded by error prone, inconsistent and inefficient manual processes, achieving a consistent deployment can seem impossible. The cost of this struggle is lost time, late breaking defects, and uncertainty.
The good news is that you do not need to choose between a careful, rigorous approach and a speedy but slapdash one. It is possible to implement a solution that provides consistency and audit trails while improving productivity for your release engineers, operations personnel, and testers. In this webinar, we go beyond the whys of consistent automated deployments and examine best practices, helpful tools and common pitfalls encountered when seeking consistent deployments across environments.
- the pitfalls of manual deployments;
- cultural barriers to improving deployment processes; and
- best practices, such as self-service deployments.
Eric Minick, UrbanCode Lead Consultant
UrbanCode enables organizations to deliver software to production servers faster (physical, virtual, or cloud); resulting in decreased time to market, and accelerated pace of innovation through end-to-end software delivery. uDeploy, our Deployment Automation product, establishes repeatable, error-free, scalable application deployment processes, and provides visibility into what version is where. uBuild, our Build Management product, establishes repeatable and traceable build processes for large organizations with hundreds or thousands of developers, and provides visibility into organizational best practices; allowing development teams to scale while maintaining quality. Our approach is to harness the innate capabilities of computers to handle repetitive tasks in an error-free manner, thus freeing employees to engage in critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving.