Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alexander Grosse: Continous Deployment

The first "normal" talk (beside tutorial and the morning keynote by Lisa Crispin) I am joining is the talk by Alex Grosse about Continuous Deployment.

His talk is based on the experiences of Noxia and especially of dopplr (www.dopplr.com), a compony which had been aquired by Nokia. The dopplr team was known for living CD in real life.

He explains the idea of CD and the relation to testing.

Some nice takeaways:
  • One nice use case for feature flags: disable expensive features in case of high traffic (used by dopplr).
  • Use a DevOps team: integrate ops people into the agile (development) teams.