Archives for Sarah Goff-Dupont

Last week, Tim Pettersen and I held a webinar on optimizing your CI system for Git. We had a great time putting it together, and attendees asked some truly excellent questions, so I think we can safely call this one a success. To sum up, we covered... Why branch-and-merge workflows are so effective (and easier in Git than in SVN, et al) Strategies for reducing build times How to reap the benefits of "pure" CI without piling changes willy-nilly onto a central branch Git hooks that reinforce

Continue reading »

As Git solidifies its position as the version-control-of-choice in the workplace, Stash is delighting those workplace Git users. And it's no surprise: Stash is fantastic for organizing repos, digging into the code, and managing the flow of code from branch to branch. But... If you're not using Bamboo for continuous integration and delivery in combination with Stash, you're not maximizing Stash's full potential. Here's why. Efficient use of time & build resources One thing nearly all

Continue reading »

This is the last in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. We're ending our "Skeptics Guide to Continuous Delivery" series with a parable about putting all the techniques we've discussed together to start your own CI/CD journey. The following story is based on real people and real companies. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. And the guilty. "It was the worst of times..." This release wasn't

Continue reading »

Bamboo 5.6: enterprise-scale CI for teams of all sizes

Continuous integration is a tall order, even in an ideal scenario: a small team working on a green-field project where test and deploy automation is baked in from the start. Now add legacy code, multiple business units, and thousands of engineers to the equation. Certainly doesn't make things any easier, does it?  Today we're delighted to announce the release of Bamboo 5.6, with a host of features designed to better support CI at enterprise scale. So to all you 100-agent users out there: if

Continue reading »

This is the forth in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Any discussion on the transition toward continuous delivery of your software would be incomplete if it neglected the cultural aspects of such a deep change. In many conversations about the larger concept of DevOps (which CD is often a part of), much time is spent bandying about the question of tools versus culture: how each are relevant, where

Continue reading »

This is the third in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. In the last two articles, we covered the business value proposition for implementing continuous delivery, as well as some areas you'll need to keep your eye on in your own organization to nurture a transformation towards continuous delivery (CD). Many times, those shepherding a company's continuous delivery transformation find it a daunting

Continue reading »