An Agile Cambridge pre-conference tutorial
A hands-on tutorial giving the opportunity to experience rapid automated release and continuous deployment techniques
Release and deployment is frequently still a stressful part of software delivery. We see teams producing large releases and problems occurring at release time. Following the principle of "if it hurts, do it more often", we aim to automate releases as much as possible, and to do them as often as possible.
Continuous Delivery is all about making the process from idea conception to software running in production as smooth as possible. Continuous Deployment is a hot topic in the startup community. It involves iterating very quickly, releasing many times per day, pushing every good build into production. This helps to get real feedback from users using our features in production, so we can really test whether the software we have produced is what the users want.
In this session we will look at some of the techniques that allow us to get to this point, and try them out in hands on exercises and simulations.
Participants should bring a laptop with Java and their preferred IDE (or pair with someone who has this)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)1223 900107 if you have any questions about the event.
This tutorial will be relevant for anyone interested in experiencing rapid iterative development including the "last mile", deploying to production. Exercises will involve coding and the use of development tools.
Benefits of participating
A chance to experience setting up a complete continuous deployment pipeline with tutor support.
About Robert Chatley
Robert Chatley is a principal consultant with Develogical, a software development consultancy based in London, UK. We specialise in agile software development practices, training, education and research.
He has worked as a software engineer in a number of industries, from finance and oil trading to public transport information, and has previously worked with companies from big to small including being an engineer at Google, the startup MetaBroadcast, and one of the longest-standing Extreme Programming teams in the UK, Kizoom.
Robert is a regular speaker at international software development conferences and chaired XPDay, the UK's premier agile development conference, in 2007 and 2008. He is also a guest lecturer at in software engineering at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford.
Robert holds an MEng Information Systems Engineering and a PhD in Software Engineering from Imperial.
The Moller Centre is a multi award-winning management training and conference centre located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge. Training rooms are purpose-built and event catering includes fresh, healthy, locally-sourced cuisine. Free wifi is also included.
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