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Deploying Packages not Components

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Deploying Packages not Components

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Best practices for getting to continuous deployment faster and with dramatic results in reduced outage minutes, development costs, and QA testing cycles. Brought to you by Rainforest QA.

Those who attended the DevOps: IT’s Automation Revolution webcast last week (recording here), won’t be surprised by my favorite slide from Glenn O’Donnell’s portion of the presentation. He discussed the challenge of moving a complex application through environments, and the likelihood of “droping the ball” and missing a piece when you go to production.

To address that challenge, Glenn suggested that you create a package containing all the components and make that the granularity for deployment. With all the components tied together, you can’t forget a piece or deploy versions that haven’t been tested together to production.

A "Package" ties versions of various components into a version of the application.

At UrbanCode, we love this approach. After a few years of helping AnthillPro customers approximate this with the dependency subsystem, we built uDeploy around the concept of an application model, and a Snapshot Deployment. The Snapshot in uDeploy is a virtual package, that ties together versions of all the components, without creating a single monolithic binary.  It was exciting to see a great analyst explain the rationale for this approach so clearly.

Want to learn more? Check out uDeploy or let us know that you’d like a private demo for your team.



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