Continuous Delivery

Provisioning in Kitchen with Vagrant and the Hyper-V Provider

Over the last year, I’ve primarily used Hyper-V as my driver for Kitchen in developing Chef cookbooks for Windows.  I’m now starting to branch out to build some cookbooks for Linux and really don’t want to build my own Hyper-V images.  So Vagrant is the obvious choice but I still use Hyper-V and don’t want …

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WebDeploy Quick Tip: Deploy without installing the Agent Service

Most people assume they need to install WebDeploy and the Agent Service on all their application servers to use WebDeploy but that is not always the case.  File Deployments First, not all deployments require the Agent Service.  For example, the dirPath provider can deploy files to a remote server without using the agent.  It simply …

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CD Pipelines For .NET in ThoughtWorks GO!

I’ve mentioned in many previous posts that we utilize Thoughtworks GO! to orchestrate our CD pipelines.  We implemented GO! about three years ago.  At the time we were experimenting with CD improvements and ThoughtWorks had recently open sourced GO! so it was the low-cost/risk option.  Three years later we have 50+ pipelines and are deploying …

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MSDeployAllTheThings Nuget packages are now Open Sourced!

Its been a few months now since I was on the DotNetRocks podcast speaking about “Making MSDeploy Work”.  I mentioned there that we had considered open sourcing the Nuget packages we use to create MSDeploy packages for all our deployable components but only if it was something the community was interested in and would use.  …

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MSDeployAllTheThings VSTS/TFS Extension is Public!

As of this morning I have made my first VSTS task public in the VisualStudio VSTS Marketplace.  I blogged about my experience developing the task last month.  Check that post out for more details: VSTS Release: Custom Deploy Task to Deploy Virtual Applications to Azure This is just the beginning! I plan to add more …

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