Everything you ever wanted to know about deployment but were afraid to ask

Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
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Deployment can be a real bugbear for many web developers. From building something easy to deploy and manage; to coming up with a repeatable, consistent process; to continuous deployment…deployment can keep you up at night for months on end.

In this talk I’ll cover the following topics:

  • How to build a deployable application, from technology choice to instrumentation
  • Deployment velocity: Why your process matters more than how often you deploy
  • Deployment tools and processes: How to automate your troubles away
  • CI/Automated testing: Know you’re deploying something good, or at least how worried you should be about it
  • Automated testing vs monitoring: How they converge
  • When are you ready to deploy continuously? How do you make the jump?
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Laura Thomson

Mozilla Corporation

Laura Thomson is an Engineering Manager at Mozilla, after spending much of the previous decade as a consultant and trainer on various Open Source technologies.

Laura is the co-author of “PHP and MySQL Web Development” and “MySQL Tutorial”. She is a veteran speaker at Open Source conferences world wide.

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Laura Thomson
07/25/2012 3:33pm PDT

The slides are now online.

Liang Shouqing
07/24/2012 8:33am PDT

can you share the slides?


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