Practicing Deployment

Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 20 ratings)
Slides:   1-PDF 

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 a Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla Corporation. She works with the Webtools team, which is responsible for the Firefox Crash Reporting system and other developer tools.

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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Luciano Afranllie Ruiz
07/25/2013 4:33pm PDT

Exactly same talk than last year. Wasted my time.

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Michael Shadle
07/24/2013 4:40am PDT

Hopefully the slides are posted! would love to share this with some of my team


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