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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 Episodes 37-39 - Diagnostic logging, restarting a failed upgrade & deployment channels with child projects.

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

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.

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.

Supporting Octopus Deploy customers

Over the last few years we've doubled down on providing the best support possible for our customers.

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

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

Hosting a Maven repo in Amazon S3

Learn how to host a fully functional Maven repository in Amazon S3

New Home for Octopus Documentation

After our documentation hosting provider went under, we decided to change where we host our docs.

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.

Kubernetes deployments made easy - Octopus Deploy 2018.9

Kubernetes deployments made easy! Octopus 2018.9 includes our first-class support for Kubernetes Deployments including infrastructure support for Kubenetes Clusters and rich deployment steps to simplify your deployment process.

Selenium series: Installing the tools

In this post, we install the Serverless application

Raising the minimum requirements for hosting and using Octopus Server

In 2020, we will raise the minimum requirements for hosting and using Octopus Server.

The ultimate guide to rolling deployments

What are rolling deployments and why are they useful? This post covers the rolling deployment pattern and practical examples of how to implement it with different tooling.

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.

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.

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.

ConfigMaps and Secrets

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

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

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.
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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

Customizing an Octopus Server extension

Octopus Deploy built-in server extensions are available on GitHub and can be forked and customized.

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