The first hurdle to overcome with Continuous Delivery I think is not getting your product’s code onto the machine itself, but managing the actual machine and it’s software… and in talking to people. It is the subtle nuances between machines due to people tweaking things on the fly that lead to the worst [most annoying] […]
Always Have a Single, Authoritative Source For Your Schema Everyone should know where the official schema resides, and have a frictionless experience in getting a fresh database setup. One should be able to walk up to a computer, get the latest from source control, build, and run a simple tool to setup the database (in […]
We talk endlessly about improved software quality and reduced risks, but deployable software is the most tangible asset to “outsiders” such as clients or users. The importance of this point cannot be overstated.