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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 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.

Creating a Selenium WebDriver test framework

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

Ask Octopus Episode 22-24 - Different package for different step templates, moving Octopus & Octopus Server version comparison

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 EC2 instance in AWS with CloudFormation

Learn how to create Windows and Linux EC2 instances in AWS with example CloudFormation templates

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.

Creating an EC2 Octopus Worker with CloudFormation

Learn how to deploy an EC2 configured as an Octopus Worker via a CloudFormation template.

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

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

Deploying a Node.js application with Octopus Deploy

Learn how to use Octopus Deploy to deploy an application written in NodeJS with a MongoDB back-end.

Deploy Google's Online Boutique microservice stack in Octopus

Learn how to import an existing microservice application stack into Octopus, as part of our Kubernetes training series.

How we use SQL Server as a Document Store

18 months ago we switched from RavenDB to SQL Server, but we kept using SQL as if it were a document store. This post goes into some detail about how our database works.

Three ways to use custom Terraform plugins

Terraform does not yet support repositories for custom plugins, but here are three ways to utilize your custom plugins.

Installing Tentacles with DSC in AWS CloudFormation templates

Learn how to configure a target work Worker Tentacle when creating a new EC2 instance with CloudFormation.

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.

A first look at Jenkins X

Jenkins X is a complete mental shift from the traditional role of a CI server. In this post, we take a high-level look at Jenkins X and highlight why you need to appreciate it on its own terms.

Continuous Delivery with Octopus and Kubernetes

This training series provides a step by step walk-through building multi-environment deployments with Octopus and Kubernetes.

ConfigMaps and Secrets

Learn how to configure applications with ConfigMaps and Secrets, as part of our Kubernetes training series

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.

Difference between docker.io, docker-cd, and Docker Desktop

Learn which version of Docker to install for your operating system.

ConfigMaps and Secrets demo

Watch as applications are deployed to a cluster configured with either a ConfigMap or Secret, as part of our Kubernetes training series

Blue/green deployments

Watch the blue/green deployment strategy, as part of our Kubernetes training series
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Documentation

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

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.

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

API

The Insights API

SSH target

Configuring Linux servers as SSH deployment targets in Octopus.

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