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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.

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.

Octopus Deploy's response to the OpenSSL vulnerability

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

Azure Bicep and Octopus Deploy

Learn how to use Bicep templates and automate their deployment using Octopus Runbooks.

Release management with dynamic infrastructure

Support redeployments for a suite of application components, by leveraging the Deploy Child Octopus Deploy Project step template with dynamic infrastructure.

Configuring Octopus Deploy for IPv6

Setting up your Octopus Deploy service to communicate over IPv6 is as simple as doing nothing! Dual mode connectivity has now been enabled to allow Tentacle communications over both IPv4 and IPv6 as default.

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

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

New in 2.0: Library variable sets

Library variable sets are a new feature that let you share settings between projects

New in 2.0: Configurable Dashboards

The Octopus dashboard can now be customized to include only the projects/environments that you care about

Authenticate to Azure with Golang

Authenticating to a cloud platform with the different SDK can be extremely different. In this post, you learn how to authenticate to Azure with Go.

Trust Me - Assigning and Assuming IAM Roles

Learn how to use roles assigned to EC2 instances and assume secondary roles.

Ask Octopus Episode 3 - Variable Run Conditions, Switching Auth Providers, Finding Deleted Releases

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 2 - Service Accounts, Get Project by Name via API, Deployment Triggers

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.

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.

Using classes in custom step templates

Learn how to implement a class in a custom step template.
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Security Self Assessment Questionnaire (CAIQ - Lite)

Read about our security posture in real terms

JSON formatted output

Formatting output from the Octopus CLI

Provision an Azure App Service

Provision an Azure App Service using a runbook

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

Installing the Tentacle via DSC in an ARM template

How to install the Tentacle using Desired State configuration (DSC) in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

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