Building line-of-business web applications for clients with traditional IT departments brings its own set of challenges when it comes to DevOps. In particular, the IT department adds additional constraints that you may not see in more forward-thinking companies. Rob Allen explores these complexities and shares some solutions he and his team came up with in order to use modern development practices in nontraditional environments. You’ll learn how CI tools with appropriate scripting enable reliable delivery of a quality product on IBM i and Windows. Rob also covers the organizational and technical challenges encountered when IT departments are not used to developers having a say in the server environment and shows you why it’s worth spending time getting them on board.
Rob Allen runs Nineteen Feet, a company focused on web development, training, and consultancy. Rob has been involved in software architecture and development for a number of years. He started out writing C++ applications; he now concentrates on web-based applications and writes code in PHP, Swift, and other interesting languages. Rob contributes to open source projects such as Swift and the Slim Framework. He is the author of Zend Framework in Action (Manning). Rob holds a master’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Birmingham in the UK.
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