Stress-Free Deployment

Rob Allen (28.Jan.2011 at 14:10)
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2011 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

This talk introduces the various strategies you can use to ensure that developing and releasing new features to a live website is stress-free. Firstly we will look at how organising your source code into branches can provide confidence and allow for features to go-live in any order. We will the consider the mechanics of deploying a new version of the website to the server, ensuring that we can repeat the process the same way every time. Finally we will look at how to roll back a deployment easily and quickly when something goes wrong.

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Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2011 at 15:34 by Thijs Damen (2 comments)

Interesting talk from rob allen about deployment and how to do this in your own environment. Rob shows real life examples on how to deploy and rollback new releases.

Eventough the talk started without a microphone (which wasn't Robs fault) slowly the talk got underway and was over before we knew it.

The only addition I could see to this talk is how to use these techniques with non-developers. Such as your webdesigners or translators.

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2011 at 15:40 by Sander Roebers (2 comments)

Tjirp said it all, realy interesting talk. Esspecially when you just introduced SVN to your company last year and you get complemented on the way you did that by this talk and at the same time learn a whole lot more to do with it.

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2011 at 15:43 by Dennis van den Ende (43 comments)

Good talk. thx

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2011 at 17:22 by Harrie Verveer (36 comments)

Good talk, nice introduction to the various assets of the deployment process with examples of how Rob approaches these problems himself. Despite some technical difficulties he delivered the talk in a very nice and clear way.

4 thumbs instead of 5 because of saying DBDeploy is written in Java, which is only partially true. DBDeploy is implemented in Java, PHP and .NET - the PHP version is distributed as a part of with Phing.

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2011 at 21:41 by Gerhard Bos (2 comments)

Good talk, thanks for some new insights.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2011 at 17:49 by Mattias Geniar (34 comments)

I like the constant references to real-world examples, and how Rob himself uses the tools for deployment. Interaction with audience was good, quality responses were given to questions posed.

Rating: 4 of 5

30.Jan.2011 at 09:13 by Tom (13 comments)

Good talk, very informantive. Good use of examples. For a next talk I'd be interested to zoom in on a specific part of the process. The do's and don'ts of ..., pitfalls, edge cases. etc.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2011 at 13:52 by Koen van der Ven (3 comments)

Thanks Rob, some very good stuff! Would be great if you could post the slides as well. Thanks in advance!

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2011 at 21:32 by Richard Tuin (86 comments)

Great talk Rob! Like mentioned before it was nice to see real-world examples and use cases.
This gave me a good overview of how to automate deployment of projects that allow deployment process being automated.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2011 at 23:29 by Chris Ramakers (36 comments)

Everything i expected from a Rob Allen talk: personal, down to earth and spiced with real life examples and personal experiences. I took home a lot of valuable information since i'm in a comparable professional situation where deployment of many small projects is daily business.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2011 at 23:32 by Maarten Tibau (23 comments)

A very nice talk. As mentioned numerous times above, the real-world examples are just so useful. It really gave the talk that extra.
Everything was well explained, even for someone like me, with much less experience on this subject it was easy to follow.

Great, interesting talk!

Rating: 4 of 5

31.Jan.2011 at 15:48 by Yosh de Vos (15 comments)

Good talk. Nice to know we are doing it right :).

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2011 at 16:02 by Kris Lamote (7 comments)

Great talk - I have already jotted down some of the techniques presented by Rob as must-do-real-soonish

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2011 at 17:34 by Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems (78 comments)

Great talk, it really inspired me to take a more thorough look into our deployment strategy. Rob explained everything very well.

Rating: 4 of 5

01.Feb.2011 at 17:21 by Ben (4 comments)

Great talk! I was wondering if you could share the slides on Slideshare as well? Or if you'd mind if I upload them myself? (Giving you full credit, obviously...)

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Feb.2011 at 11:28 by Ruud Seberechts (1 comments)

Very good talk, I basically want to say the same as the rest here: Good ideas, interesting examples!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Feb.2011 at 14:51 by Daan van den Berg (55 comments)

Good introduction in how to do stress free deployments. Some nice examples of how things can be done in a good way and how you should not do it.
Good pointers to tools that can be used and how to use them.
I will be using this information in the very near future! tnx!

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