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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.

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.

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 containers to AWS Fargate

Learn how to deploy containers in the Elastic Container Registry to Elastic Container Services Fargate

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.

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

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.

New in 2.0: Polling Tentacles

Tentacle can be configured to use polling mode, which polls the Octopus Server asking for jobs to do.

New in 2.0: Sensitive variables

Sensitive variables are a great way to securely manage passwords, API keys and connection strings that are needed for deployment

Octopus 1.4 with updating variables, cloning projects and other fixes

Octopus 1.4 includes the ability to update release variables, clone projects and disabling machines.

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.

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.

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.

Reusable YAML with CircleCI orbs

An overview of using and creating CircleCI Orbs.

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
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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

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

Accessing container details

Docker steps provide access to container details, including network, volume, environment variables etc., and make them available in subsequent steps.

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