March 2015 Community Roundup

Published on: 27 Mar 2015 by: Damian Maclennan

There has been so much goodness from our friends out there in the community this month.

First up is Gregor Suttie blogging about "One Week using Octopus Deploy" and his need for Blue/Green Deployments.

David Roberts snuck this gem in right at the end of Feb: OctoPygmy - a Chrome Extension customizing the dashboard to filter parts of the Octopus Deploy UI by Project Groups, Environments or Roles. We think it's a cool idea and if you're managing a large environment it's worth a look.

Over on the OPTEN blog, Tim Pickin has been running a series on their Octopus Odyssey, automating the deployment of a complex multi-tenant web application. Some good lessons and ideas in there.

You might remember Karoline Klever and her blog series from the last newsletter. She's done it again with the Octopus Deploy Lab, a set of exercises developed for a workshop to help get Octopus neophytes up and running.

Are you in London? If so, get along to the Zimbra Social Usergroup on the 1st of April to find out from Rich Else about how the Macmillan Cancer Support Community used agile, continuous delivery and Octopus Deploy to upgrade their online community platform.

Also while we're in London, Ed Andersen recently did a good post on the state of .NET web app cloud deployments.

Next up our friend Jason at Domain, recently used Octopus Deploy to help with a rather tricky AWS migration. MacGyver would be proud.

Last but not least, if you're in Chicago in April, get along to the Chicago Code Camp on the 18th. It looks like a fantastic program and Ian Paullin will be presenting an Intro to Octopus Deploy. So if you know anybody who needs that sort of knowledge, send them along.


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