Stress-free deployment

Rob Allen (12.Jun.2010 at 10:45)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2010 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

This talk will concentrate on 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: 5 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 11:49 by Thijs Feryn (168 comments)

Pretty sweet talk! Rob's expertise combined with his humor are the key factors for the success of this talk.

But more importantly: I learned something, something useful actually.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 11:53 by Jeroen Keppens (52 comments)

Well structured, interesting talk. Good speaker. In projects I'm working on, we also have to do big db deployment. He briefly touched possible techniques, but I missed it in the deployment scripts.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 12:07 by Tim de Pater (52 comments)

Good talk about all the aspects of deployment.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 12:18 by Marcel van Veelen (9 comments)

Learned a lot from this good talk. Simple to understand.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 16:12 by Tom M. Schenkenberg (9 comments)

A very practical talk on solving the real world problems in a simple way. Some of the more difficult problems of deployment of larger environments (clusters/back-end systems/etc.) were not adressed.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 19:15 by Richard Hinkamp (14 comments)

Nice talk from Rob. He's a entertaining speaker to listing to. Good concepts and considerations, may benefit from some more depth. I understand some solutions might be good enough for your company, but for the talk it will nice to touch on some different type of situations too. I didn't mind the small part about the DB deployment, but I saw the talk by Harrie on that topic.

Rating: 3 of 5

12.Jun.2010 at 21:51 by NĂºria Aloy (34 comments)

Good talk, mostly focused on real-word examples. Just missed a deeper insight into techniques applicable to critical/large applications.

Rating: 4 of 5

13.Jun.2010 at 22:50 by Paul Serby (24 comments)

Great talk. Interesting to hear how a web agency handles the difficult task of deployment. Good real world examples, good speaker and very enjoyable to watch.

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Jun.2010 at 17:02 by Cal Evans (65 comments)

I love the fact that Rob's talk is centered in the real world. He isn't a purist, "everything must be phing". He showed a good mix of using existing tools and "roll your own" when it makes sense.

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