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The Continuous Delivery approach to developing software is gaining popularity, and with good reason; frequent, focused releases can speed up your time-to-market and improve […] The post Managing Advanced Release Orchestration Scenarios with XL Release appeared first on XebiaLabs....
On June 16th DevOps leaders from around the world converged on the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam to join part in the DevOps Leadership […] The post The DevOps Leadership Summit Wrap Up appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The Anatomy of an Experimental Organization 4 Mo...
We are constantly finding new ways to use cloud technology to increase business efficiency. With the release of XL Deploy 5.5, we have added the ability […] The post Provisioning Cloud-Based Infrastructure On Demand appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tools, a...
Setting realistic targets help scrum teams to manage expectations better.Thinking in target ranges, instead of just one precise target is the trick. Learn which […] The post The Right Attitude Towards Agile Forecasts & What Playing Golf Has To Do With It appeared first on Xe...
There are a lot of DevOps tools out there – see for yourself. It just so happens that every single one of these tools […] The post 11 Standard Features Your Release Automation Tools Should Have appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automa...
Generali Germany recently underwent a DevOps makeover in a successful attempt to change the process and rate at which they deployed software. Their main […] The post Generali’s Journey to Reduce Release Downtimes by 90% appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Data Driven C...
Do you feel like your teams could be organized better? How to organize teams in an optimal way is a common question in Agile […] The post 5 Ways To Organize Agile Teams appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tools, and Goals: From Continuous Delivery to Container...
Medecision recently undertook a large transformation to migrate to a new cloud-based infrastructure. Driving the transformation was the need to migrate two non-cloud-based data […] The post How Medecision Radically Improved Their Software Delivery appeared first on XebiaLabs. Re...
Enhanced Visibility To get better insight into what’s happening in a release, we have developed the release dashboard. It shows you an overview of everything that’s […] The post The Release Dashboard – An Overview appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Data Driven C...
Tim Buntel is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of technology. His experience includes key roles at some of the […] The post Gaining The Competitive Advantage – My Interview With Tim Buntel appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tools, and G...
Yesterday we introduced XL Release 5.0’s super new feature group, Release Dashboards. Today we’ll talk about Advanced Release Pipeline Orchestration. So as you’re undoubtedly […] The post XL Release 5.0: Advanced Release Orchestration Brings Order to Pipeline Chaos appeared first...
  One of the great merits of using XL Deploy is that it helps you to maintain one way of working across the different […] The post Now Spin Up Cloud Infrastructure and Deploy with XL Deploy 5.5 appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 9 Reasons Provisioning Tools Aren’...
Imagine having many teams working on different parts of a single piece of software. How do you align the teams? How do you align […] The post XL Release 5.0: New Dashboard Brings Transparency to Release Process appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XL Release 4.7 Brings ...
I’ve had the privilege to work with a several teams and Scrum Masters over the last few years. On many occasions I had some […] The post Dialogue With A Scrum Master appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 9 Companies You Wouldn’t Expect To Be Using DevOps Doc...
These days I mostly make my living as a consultant. Consultants in general are probably not the best loved group in the world. It is common to think of consultants wafting-in to your organization, telling you things that you already know and advising you to “change your culture”, whate...
Docker Compose is the solution provided by Docker to help users package and deploy a set of containers that are running together. The containers are identified either by its image name or by the ‘build’ configuration keyword that asks Compose to build it before to deploy it. The typica...
  XebiaLabs is bringing the Enterprise DevOps Forum to a city near you! Join us for insightful dialogue and in-depth sessions on the trends affecting […] The post The Enterprise DevOps Forum Is Coming To A City Near You! appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Using X...
As I am gearing up for the belt exams next Saturday I couldn’t help to notice the similarities of what we learn in the […] The post Nine Product Management Lessons From The Dojo appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The Essential DevOps Terms You Need to Know Mindset, T...
DevOps is all about communication — getting your development guys to talk to your ops guys and jointly own your product or service. Chat […] The post XebiaLabs Launches ChatOps For Software Community appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automa...
Since the launch of The XebiaLabs Periodic Table of DevOps Tools in July of last year we have seen an outpouring of excitement, appreciation, tool submissions and shares. When first creating this tool we thought it was going to be a fun way to look at the DevOps world, in an aesthetica...
Do features actually reach your customer at the same pace, and generate business value straight away? And while we are at it: are you […] The post Agile, But Still Really Not Agile? What Pipeline Automation Can Do For You. Part 3. appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mi...
New to the DevOps world and looking to get a grip on some of the industry’s key terms? Search no further. This short list of Essential DevOps Terms will serve as a foundation from which you can build your understanding of the industry’s tools and methodologies. A precursor to Devops; ...
Do features actually reach your customer at the same pace, and generate business value straight away? And while we are at it: are you […] The post Still Really Not Agile? What Pipeline Automation Can Do For You. Part 2. appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Mindset, Tool...
I finished my last post with the statement Agile will be applied on a much wider scale in the near future. Within governmental organizations, industry, startups, on a personal level, you name it, but how? In my next posts I will take a deep dive in this exciting story lying in front o...
A question I often get from clients is how certain operational tasks, like restarts of application servers, can be done through XL Deploy. They […] The post Running Bulk Restarts Through Control Tasks in XL Deploy appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: XL Deploy Variables...
Do features actually reach your customer at the same pace, and generate business value straight away? And while we are at it: are you […] The post Still Not Really Agile? What Pipeline Automation Can Do For You. Part 1. appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: The DevOps In...
If you’re not employing DevOps tools and methods, chances are your software delivery deployment practices look something like this: It takes you weeks, sometimes months to deploy new software to production. You test for bugs and try to pinpoint why your deployment only works in the d...
Since the version 1.4.0 XL TestView started exposing several functionality via REST API. This is inline with other XebiaLabs products and it is a […] The post Guest Post: Querying XL TestView via PowerShell appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 3 July Webinars You Can...
In this blog post, we’ll give a brief introduction into how you can create environment-independent packages and still handle environment-specific values such as database connection strings, with XL Deploy.   You can achieve successful automation of deployments with XL Deploy by le...
Recently we released a build task for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 that facilitates the integration of the vNext build pipeline with our product, XL Deploy. The new build task is capable of creating a deployment archive (DAR package...
The new and improved XL Deploy Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) plugin provides automated deployment functionality through an XL Deploy build task for Microsoft TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) – also known as Visual Studio Online.   XL Deploy works with...
Today we’ll talk about how you can write a Control Task in XL Deploy using Jython for managing the contents of the XL Deploy Repository itself. Control Tasks Control tasks are actions that can be performed on middleware or middleware resources; for example, checking the connectio...
During a recent webinar, ING’s IT Manager Andreas (A.J.) Prins, met online with Andrew Phillips, VP of DevOps Strategy at XebiaLabs to discuss the strategies ING used to build, improve, and maximize their continuous delivery pipeline. ING was able to rebuild their continuous deli...
You are standing in the wings of the stage, it’s opening night, the curtain has just been raised, you hear the “James: Knocks on door” sound effects, and all of your hard work merges into a single step as you open the fake stage door. This is how most companies feel before they endeav...
Whether you are new to Continuous Delivery or just need a quick refresher, The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery is the perfect addition to your DevOps library. Having recently picked up the book myself, I can see how it has become an absolute essential addition in understandin...
Sven Johann talks with Andrew Phillips about DevOps. First, they try to define it. Then, they discuss its roots in agile operations, its relationship to lean development and continuous delivery, its goals, and how to get started. They proceed to system thinking and what “You build it, ...
Last week Gene Kim, renowned author, researcher, speaker and DevOps evangelist, Tapabrata (Topo) Pal, Product Manager for Capital One, and Andrew Phillips, VP of DevOps Strategy at XebiaLabs, met online for a 2015 retrospect about scaling DevOps and Continuous Delivery in the enterpris...
Recently at my customer’s site, I started using XebiaLabs product called XL Deploy. It is a software solution that helps automating the deployment process. Many operations are exposed via a REST API. Uploading of packages is one of them and is done following the Multipart/form-data sta...
Dynamic Release Data Gives You Better Control and More Flexibility XL Release has been giving companies the most advanced release pipeline orchestration for their Continuous Delivery initiatives for several years now. And today we’re delighted to show off our next step in our ongoing m...
XebiaLabs is announcing a new release of XL TestView: 1.4.0. This release features an improved and extended REST API that allows you to integrate XL TestView seamlessly within your continuous delivery pipelines, provides support for Team Foundation Server (MS Test, MS Visual Studio, .t...