O'Reilly logo

Release It!, 2nd Edition by Michael T. Nygard

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Automated Deployments

Our goal in this chapter is to learn how we need to design our applications so that they’re easy to deploy. This section describes the deployment tools themselves to give us a baseline for understanding the design forces they impose. This overview won’t be enough for you to pick up Chef and start writing deployment recipes, but it will put Chef and tools like it into context so we know what to do with our ingredients.

The first tool of interest is the build pipeline. It picks up after someone commits a change to version control. (Some teams like to build every commit to master; others require a particular tag to trigger a build.) In some ways, the build pipeline is an overgrown continuous integration (CI) server. (In ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required