Deployment is the new build (part 2)
Earlier this year, I was invited to present a talk at Devopsdays Boston about deployment as the new build: how deployments are carried out now, how they will need to adapt in a more virtualized, on-demand application landscape and what fundamental improvements will need to come before deployment matures into the invisible, it just works™ experience build is today.
In the previous post, we compared deployment to another key process in the application lifecycle - build - and asked which key developments turned it from a magical "black box" into the "just works" process it is today.
We identified Reusable commands, Models and Conventions++ as three key steps, which we'll look into in more detail in this post. Then, we'll shift back to deployment and ask which improvements will be essential to getting to "just works" here.
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