Archives for the tag: release management

This is the second in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed—build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Jez Humble, author of Continuous Delivery and one of its founding fathers, has an informal survey he likes to give to audiences. It starts with a simple question: "Raise your hand if you do continuous integration." A sea of hands always rise. Then he says "Put them down if all of the developers on your team don't check into the main code-line

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This is the first post in our five-part series from guest blogger J. Paul Reed – build engineer, automation enthusiast, and host of The Ship Show podcast. Software development is moving towards continuity. The recent emphasis on continuous integration, built-in testing, constant monitoring, and feedback telemetry all point toward an overall trend in the software industry: increasing the ability to react. To become real-time businesses. As organizations explore what these changes mean for them,

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Inside Atlassian: managing agile releases, Stash style

Stash, our Git repository manager, is one of the hottest products at Atlassian. If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed that the Stash team delivers new versions about every 5 weeks. That's as tight a release cycle as it gets for on-premises B2B software! So what is the Stash team's secret recipe for lighting the world on fire without burning themselves out? I sat down with product manager Jens Schumacher and development manager Stefan Saasen to get the scoop. K.I.S.S. - Keep

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We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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6 steps toward stress-free releases with JIRA & Bamboo

If you've been around agile development long enough, you've heard time and again that doing agile 'right' means making releases a non-event. Sounds great, but how does one get to this magical place? Ever a fan of lists, I put together the top six ways to avoid an ulcer at release time using the combined powers of JIRA and Bamboo. If you're on a team that already maintains steady blood pressure and a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm in the days leading up to a release, congratulations! Enjoy

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The mad-scientists-turned-provocateurs over at RebelLabs have released yet another stellar (and entertaining) report for software makers, Release Management for Enterprises. I find this exciting enough to blog about for two reasons: First, their take on what DevOps means for both individuals and the larger organization, as well as how the two disciplines drifted apart in the first place, is spot on. It's not about $1M tools or forming a separate team (though I do like their idea of forming a

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