Today's topic is deployment. It's called one-click deployment for a reason: Developers are lazy.
It's hard to do less than clicking on one button, so that's our goal.
With the growing need for lower time-to-market and faster response to user feedback it is inevitable to not be limited by technical factors (there are enough other obstacles already). The focus lies on reproducible results.
So, what do we need? Actually, not much. Disregarding the tools and practices that build the foundation of agile software development, you only need a central build server. But you've already got that one covered, right?
If you don't, you should get one. It's a huge help to discover errors quickly and be alerted instantly. This usually leads to a shorter time frame until a fix is done. Tests are run continuously and new parts are[Read more...]