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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.

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 a Selenium WebDriver test framework

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

Competition: Build the Octopus Library

Help other Octopus users by sharing your reusable step templates

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

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

Tentacle versioning and when to update

Every time a new Octopus Server instance is released we also bump the Tentacle version. Here's why and what to do about it.

Octopus: now with more Chocolatey goodness

Chocolatey packages for Octopus are now available

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.

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.

Continuous Delivery with Octopus and Kubernetes

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

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.

RFC: Improving the deployment process

Proposed changes to better support using Octopus to deploy in distributed environments.

Blue/green deployments

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

Getting started with Docker

This post opens our Kubernetes training series. First, learn how to install Docker on your local workstation.

Installing a development Kubernetes cluster

Next in our Kubernetes training series, learn to to install a local development Kubernetes cluster with kind.

Creating Docker containers

Next in our Kubernetes training series, learn how to create a Docker image and run it as a container.

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

Role Based Access Control

Learn the Kubernetes resources used to implement RBAC, as part of our Kubernetes training series
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Documentation

API

The Insights API

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

Variable filters

Octopus variable substitutions support *filters* to correctly encode values for a variety of target file types.

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