Rachel Laycock and Max Lincoln

SE Radio 211: Continuous Delivery on Windows with Rachel Laycock and Max Lincoln

Recording Venue: ThoughtWorks North American Away Day, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, Georgia

Johannes talks with Rachel Laycock and Max Lincoln from ThoughtWorks about continuous delivery on Windows. The outline includes: introduction to continuous delivery; continuous integration; DevOps and ChatOps; decisions to be taken when implementing continuous delivery on windows; build tools on windows; packaging and deploy on windows; infrastructure automation and infrastructure as code with chef, puppet or ansible; snowflake server versus phoenix server; Windows PowerShell; the relation between open source and Microsoft tools; why not to use Linux; current development in the windows DevOps space; licensing and proprietary software in continuous delivery.

Show Notes

Related Links

Build and Tests

Continuous Integration Tools

Desired State API

Packaging and Deploy

Windows Management Instance

Infrastructure as Code

Articles about continuous delivery on windows in the P2 Magazine


Rachel Laycock

Max Lincoln

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  • During this episode Rachel questioned why you would want one large ALM suite like TFS. The biggest reason is integration. For small teams, it may not seem like a big deal but for large enterprises having a tightly integrated system has much more business value than small best in class systems. It comes down to time savings, spending less time building integration and less time looking for and relating different items in the ALM cycle.

    Another question came up with large enterprises and their adoption of open source, namely who will support it? There are several companies that provide open source support for large enterprises. Having these companies on retainer allows an enterprise to adopt open source packages without having to worry about the support model.
    ex: openlogic

  • If you want to automate deployment on windows you should take a look at octopus deploy

    Perhaps you could invite Paul Stovell onto the show for an episode.
    Octopus even has a free tier for small projects.

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