Deployment options in Azure

An Azure Deployment Guide

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Azure has plenty of services for hosting your applications and their components. It also has extensive options for deploying to these services. Barry Luijbregts introduces four of the primary options for hosting apps in his article, “Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways to Deploy.” In that post, Luijbregts covers where to deploy on Azure; in this post, I’m …

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Top Deployment Tools for 2018

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Software development has changed. Long gone are the days of isolated dev teams and disorganized rollouts. Today, successful development teams are dedicated to operating rapidly-changing, resilient web systems at scale. With so much collaboration, organization is important for the safety and security of any system. Continuous integration and continuous deployment are central to keeping updates steady and effective, but tracking …

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The Advantages of Using Kubernetes and Docker Together

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You might be hearing a lot about Kubernetes and Docker—so much that you might be wondering which one is better. Well, there is no “better” because these aren’t equivalent things. Docker is like an airplane and Kubernetes is like an airport. You wouldn’t ask “Which should I use to travel—airport versus airplane?” So it goes with Docker and Kubernetes. You …

Kubernetes and Container Technology Best Practices

What is Kubernetes? A Guide to Container Orchestration

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Containers reshaped efficient software development, allowing dev teams to isolate apps in special solo environments on multiple operating systems. As container tools like Docker become more popular, logical container management has become the next workflow challenge for DevOps teams. That’s why more dev teams are turning to Kubernetes to manage their production-grade containers. Designed with the same principles that allow …

Testing in production with Microsoft Azure

Testing in Production with Microsoft Azure

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_ How do you test that a feature in your application actually works? Or that it is actually being used? Usually, you’d perform lots of tests in separate environments, like a QA or Acceptance environment. Or you’d route a certain percentage of your production traffic to the new version of your site to test if and how usage of your new …

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A Crash Course Guide to Cloud Deployment Models 2018

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more companies jump on the cloud computing bandwagon.and 2018 will prove to be no different. This study by Gartner predicts that as soon as next year, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Gartner goes on to say that a “no …

Continuous Delivery Trends

Software Trends for 2018: Continuous Delivery

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“Software is eating the world” is no longer a hopeful vision. It’s happening. It’s here. Software is driving the world’s most important technological trends, and 2018 will prove to be an inflection point for several of them. Underlying the rapid pace of software transformation is another trend that has become immensely popular in itself. The rise of continuous delivery has …

Continuous Delivery: Jenkins vs Bamboo

CI/CD Tools Throwdown: Jenkins vs. TeamCity vs. Bamboo

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 Have you ever looked at the Olympic world records from 1924? I know you’re here for a good ol’ CI/CD tools throwdown, but hear me out. If you compare the 1924 records to those from 2016, those Olympians wouldn’t even make their national teams. That’s how much better, faster, and stronger athletes are today.   Most of this improvement is …

8 Things to Monitor During a Software Deployment

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As software developers, our ultimate goal is to get our hard work deployed to production. Thanks to agile development, DevOps, and continuous deployment tools, that process is quicker than ever! It is important to remember that a software deployment is more of a process and not a single event. As part of that process, you need to be monitoring your …

How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

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Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

What is Load Testing?

What is Load Testing? How It Works, Tools, Tutorials, and More

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Performance testing is an important component of the application development lifecycle. Without it, your application could fail miserably in real-world conditions. That’s why we build tools like Retrace to help you monitor application performance, pinpoint and rectify bugs before your code ever gets to production. But performance testing isn’t a single process or method that lets you know whether your …

Web Application Performance Testing Tips

Fundamentals of Web Application Performance Testing

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Software development, as a profession, has evolved in fits and starts over the years.  When I think back a couple of decades, I find myself a little amazed.  During the infancy of the web, hand-coding PHP (or PERL) live on a production machine seemed perfectly fine. At first blush, that might just seem like sloppiness.  But don’t forget that stakes …

Service Fabric

Service Fabric – 6 Misconceptions We Need to Clear Up

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We are on the heels of the first anniversary of the release of Service Fabric, but there are still a lot of misconceptions that I would like to clear up. 1.  What is Service Fabric, Really? Talking with different companies, I’ve heard every sort of thought on what Service Fabric is and what Service Fabric isn’t. At its heart, it …

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Ultimate Software Deployment Checklist & Deployment Plan

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Use this checklist to improve your software deployment process! Deploying software releases is a mixture of planning, testing, late hours, and celebratory beers. This software release checklist is intended to be a guide to help improve how your team achieves this complicated and sometimes hairy task.  Part 1: Planning and Software Deployment Preparation  Collaboration Between Development and Operations It is …