Deployment is all of the activities that make a software system available for use. Questions relating to deploying software go under this tag.

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How to prevent accidental deployment of branch under a legacy deployment process?

We have a feature branch right now in development that must not be deployed to production. At the moment there is nothing that would prevent such a mistake from happening. Deployment happens manually ...
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What should be included in a source archive? [on hold]

I observe that there are some files, other than source code files, included in a software library source archive (in tar format). e.g.: README, INSTALL, CONTRIBUTE COPYING, LICENSE documentation ...
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Support Multiple versions of Mobile apps

We are building a suite of native mobile applications to supplement our existing application that currently only supports a web interface to the server. The application can be installed and hosted by ...
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Proper way to test software on Mac OS X

I am new to Mac OS developing. I have an application that I want to test deployment on. Essentially the app will download dependencies and setup the app. If I need to make changes to the deployment I ...
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Deploy PHP application on customer server independent of the envirorment

Our company has developed a PHP(CakePHP) "Cloud" application that is running on our servers, now we have some customers that would like to use our service and make integrations to their local systems. ...
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How is deploying a webpage on server for a group of people different from deployement on local machine?

I have a webpage that I work on for my own use. Its written in: Front-End code : JavaScript, jQuery Back-End code : VBScript It uses few services of PuTTY (PSCP, PSFTP, PLINK). The .js and .vbs ...
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Why should I use a Dockerfile instead of a batch script?

I'm new to Docker and feeling my way around. My plan is to build a typical web app using Nginx+Rails+Postgress, all of which will be in the one container. I'm not (currently) doing anything complex ...
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Automatic deployment of windows desktop application [closed]

I work on commercial (windows) desktop application that is subjected to frequent changes, and is installed on multiple locations. Application should only be available to existing users. Until now each ...
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Run fat jar as a service on Amazon Linux EC2 instance using Ansible

I want to deploy a Ninja app to an EC2 Amazon Linux instance using Ansible. Being a Linux noob and completely new to Ansible, I wonder what the best way would be to start the app via Ansible as a ...
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Is it a good idea to install more libraries than you need? [closed]

I decided to try Anaconda, it seems that too many large companies are using it. I was amazed by the number of libraries included by default installing: python-2.7.9-2 ... installing: ...
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Embedded tomcat cold deployment without service disruption

I have the following scenario. For various reasons I chose to use embedded tomcat for my rest backend that will form a cluster of AWS machines. I will want to deploy fairly frequently updates ...
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DB migration and Azure deployment slots

I'm planning to push a new web application to an Azure Web Service (former Azure Website). I'd like to make use of the deployment slots to be able to test my deployment before pushing it to ...
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Test-first iterative development in Common Lisp environment

Given: I want to practice proper test-first, continuous delivery-style software development in Common Lisp environment. Problem: How each red-green-refactor iteration of the process should look ...
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Git for web development on server, with “dev” and “productive” folders [duplicate]

This question has been asked before, but none of the answers could help me in my case. I am developing a web application in PHP and JS. The workflow as it is today is the following: There are two ...
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How to version control a running web application? [duplicate]

I am developing a web application in PHP and JS. The software until recently was only being developed on and not being used by clients, so I could just change the script files directly. After the ...
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What happens when one reaches their framework's maximum requests per second?

I've been dabbling in code for many years now but it's always been personal projects. I don't have experience with much traffic. I was recently reading through a "Hello, World." tutorial for ...
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Refreshing locally downloaded files

Have been creating a Ruby gem that provides the functionality to automate deployment against a proprietary system developed by a vendor. The management interface exposed by the vendor uses SOAP ...
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Advice on new git / deployment workflow

I work with a small team that until recently didn't use source control. I'm working on the layout of our development/deployment workflow with git. I would appreciate and advice or insight you might ...
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Software teams and surrounding support teams [closed]

Help me understand the need for managers, product managers, program managers, design architects, engineering directors, and all other auxiliary job titles that surround software development but don't ...
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Trade-off between locality and repetition

Let me explain what I mean by locality and repetition. The current crop of configuration management tools decouple the configuration from everything else even when it is somewhat detrimental to do so. ...
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Deciding between applications and services in CloudFoundry PaaS

I need some clarification on an aspect of CloudFoundry architecture guidelines. CF has two major concepts - applications and services. CF-Applications can consume CF-Services using the CloudFoundry ...
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Deployments, another unsolved problem in software engineering [closed]

Why is it so hard to package and deploy software? I want to understand what exactly is the inherent complexity of creating self-contained binaries? Currently it seems that golang is the only game in ...
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Economics of scaling, denormalizing NoSQL for personalized content

I am using Cassandra for a data intensive app. With relatively little operations and deployment experience, the expertise I am looking for is someone that can read the example below and decide whether ...
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PHP package management with/without Composer

I noticed that many (large) PHP applications use Composer for managing the dependencies. I'm currently trying to figure out if I should switch to Composer (at the moment I'm simply keeping my ...
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Managing customer-specific modules in a composer/PHP-based SaaS

I'm developing a business-to-business SaaS. I expect that most of my customers will be able to use my mainline product, and I intend to deploy it in an independent instance for each customer. Some ...
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When deploying code to a production server, how are non-source code assets such as images and PDFs managed?

Currently, I am trying to set up deployment procedures and GIT for a group of websites. Code and assets are between 15 and 20GB. The code and related text files are probably closer to 150MB. When ...
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How do you handle versioning in a multi-sided project?

I know it's a broad question so I'll try to be as specific as possible. This question is more an "organisational" question than a technical one. We have a multi-sided project with these main ...
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Tag and/or branch strategies for environments when using git

I've been researching git deployment flows and have seen many post-receive hooks that will check out master. Few of them however detail how you might set up a beta server that could be running any ...
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Git push to deploy technique [duplicate]

I'm adopting a git push to deploy method where I setup a bare repository on the live server which I push my local changes to. Using a post-update hook, executed after I've pushed I pull my changes to ...
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How do i upload small changes on a view of an asp.net mvc4 project [closed]

How do i structure an asp.net mvc 4 website in such a way that i can make small changes to views and upload those small changes only. i am a php developer trying to switch to asp.net mvc4. please ...
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Use git to manage different deployments of the same repo

I have a web application built in PHP. I want to use Git to manage the different aspects of the deployment. Now some of the files in the web app are specific to a client (logos, database connection ...
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How often should internal applications be deployed? [closed]

In Short: Should I deploy each fix/feature as I make it, or schedule releases for an internal application? Some Background: A few months ago I was hired as our IT's first dedicated developer with ...
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Spring web application deployment infrastructure

I'm interested in hearing out what's out there in terms of tips and tricks on deploying and maintaining a Java web application whilst keeping agile. I'm running solo on a startup project I'd like to ...
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How to deploy software automatically over SSH?

I am dealing with a distributed application which is going to mange a network of Linux-based servers spread among different places. Having the SSH credentials (as the most supported connection ...
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Feasible to keep work to a minimum for distribution purposes?

I'm faced with image manipulation requirements for a mobile app I wish to develop that I could quite easily (or 'easier', at least) implement in C# or javascript, as it's what I'm most familiar with. ...
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Changing message without redeploying / restarting application

Question: In java application, How to change error message or simple alert text without redeploying / restarting application Closest answers I could think up (1) is to have a new error messages in ...
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Is Chef an appropriate tool to use for application deployment? [closed]

We use Chef for both config management (making sure a "DB Node" has the right version of the right DB on it; that an "App Server" has the right version of Java and env vars on it, etc.). as well as ...
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Best way to deploy database-dependant application

I have always "custom developed" software for clients. This means: Develop the software Install SQL Express on client site Import DB, create DB user, set DB permissions etc. Install software on ...
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Differentiating Standalone and Client-Server architectures

I was wondering what is the exact difference between a client-server and a standalone application, particularly in following scenario. For example lets say there is a win forms application running on ...
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Why are there two different kinds of linking, i.e. static and dynamic?

I've been bitten for the n-th time now by a library mismatch between a build and deployment environment. The build environment had libruby.so.2.0 and the deployment environment had libruby.a. One ruby ...
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Where do the responsibilities of build tools end and those of CI tools start? [duplicate]

In the delivery of software, and within the sense of the deployment pipeline, where do the responsibilities of build tools, like Maven, end, and the responsibilities of CI start? As a rough example ...
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How do you let a user choose the app database location?

Writing software for a client, and one of their requirements was that the user be able to specify where the application database is stored, be it on the local network or in an online repository. I ...
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ASP.NET deployment/maintenance best practices

I have been in the web development industry for around 5 years now, always working in an open source environment. Mostly apache, mysql, and php with a little bit of ruby, using git for version ...
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How do we isolate dependencies for a .Net app deploy in a way which is safe for a strongly-named assemblies?

To design in such that it is easy to deploy dependencies with your app, and so that development environments are easy to set up, it is advantageous to isolate an app's dependencies from it's ...
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UML Diagram for Locations of Components

I am about to deploy a new project that will have different components being deployed on different servers and in different web sites/technologies/etc. I was just wondering what would be the best way ...
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What happened to VM based deployments?

Watched some MountainWest RubyConf 2014 talks and noticed an interesting theme. Many dynamic programming environments back in the old days used to be self-contained VM images, e.g. SmallTalk, ...
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Manage ClickOnce releases for different parties

I'm struggling with release management of a piece of software. First some general information: It is a ClickOnce application I follow the release often practice There are about 30 parties served ...
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How to structure many projects that can be versioned and deployed separately

My team is in a situation where we need to create about 30 different processors. By processors I mean code that takes data from a DB and sends it to a remote service somewhere else in the world. They ...
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Continous Deployment and database format changes [duplicate]

My current automated workflow looks like this: I commit changes I push changes Build (actually just a lot of tests using mock database) is triggered If all tests pass, the new code is deployed to ...
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Requirement that code changes within release be reverse compatible with DB schema

I have recently come across a requirement related to our release/SDLC process that seems a little out of the ordinary to me so I am writing this to inquire whether this practice is common and, if not, ...