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Ask Octopus Episode 28-30 - JSON configuration substitution, Octopus server as cattle & Active Directory breaking changes.

A couple of times a week we meet up and talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten and how we went about solving them.

Outage on octopus.com - report and learnings

Public incident report and our learnings about the octopus.com DNS disruption from January 25 – 26, 2023.

Ask Octopus Episode 11 - Automatically Cancel Tasks, Progression Prevention and Compliance

Once a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.

Ask Octopus Episode 16-18 - Stopping Deployments during Upgrade, Upgrading Octopus & Automatically Auditing your Projects

Once a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.

Creating a Selenium WebDriver test framework

Learn how to create a WebDriver project in Java with this blog series.

Octopus will be at Code Conf 2019

Octopus are silver sponsors of Code Conf in Copenhagen this year.

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

Some of the lessons I learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

Maintaining your own version of the Azure CLI

Learn how to manage your own version of the Azure CLI and why we no longer support tooling.

Webinar - The Right Way to Integrate Octopus Deploy with Azure Pipelines

Learn how to create your own end-to-end model for implementing an automated DevOps pipeline.

Manually push build information to Octopus

This post describes how to manually push build information to Octopus so you can see your commits and issues/work items alongside your deployments.

Beyond Hello World: Containerize a real-world web application

This post demonstrates how to containerize a real-world .NET Core web application with web services and databases.

Docker Engine in Octopus Deploy

Simple Docker Engine commands are now available in Octopus Deploy for testing and feedback

The 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report

Find out about the release of the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps report.

High Availability performance benefits

Octopus Deploy High Availability is our offering for customers where Octopus Deploy has become a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition to the benefits of extra reliability, High Availability provides performance gains over a single Octopus Server. Our aim was to provide a linear performance increase as you add nodes to your High Availability cluster.

Execution containers for workers: Extending the Octopus worker-tools Docker image

Unsure what image to use with the Execution containers for workers feature in Octopus? This post covers what the octopus/worker-tools image is, how to extend it, and why you might create your own image entirely.

Arquillian for Infrastructure Testing

Arquillian's ability to spin up real application servers and integrate them with unit tests makes it a powerful solution for infrastructure testing.

Octopus Deploy's response to the OpenSSL vulnerability

Important information regarding CVE-2022-3786 for Octopus Deploy.

Selenium series: Installing the tools

In this post, we install the Serverless application

Deploying to MongoDB with Octopus Deploy and Liquibase

Learn how to use Octopus Deploy to deploy to MongoDB using Liquibase.
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Documentation

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

Java error messages and troubleshooting

Java deployment steps include a number of unique error codes that may be displayed in the output if there was an error

Docker run with networking

This guide demonstrates the basic functionality provided by the Octopus Docker steps.

API

The Insights API

Azure DevOps and Team Foundation Server Extension Version Compatibility

This guide explains the Octopus extension versions that are compatible with different versions of Azure DevOps and Team Foundation Server

Dynamic Worker pools

Dynamic Worker pools are used in our cloud product to dynamically create and assign workers to running tasks. This page describes how dynamic worker pools work.

Security Self Assessment Questionnaire (CAIQ - Lite)

Read about our security posture in real terms

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