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 manage image uploads?

Earlier, when images were to be added to staging/production, they were committed to the git repository and our deploy script used to take care of uploading the images to CDN (S3 in our case). But as ...
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Best practices for releasing patches that affect multiple development stories

My team uses a Kanban style approach to development where feature and bug fix stories filter through to Production as and when they are ready. We currently are using SVN as our VCS and take a feature ...
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Should/can a web crawler be a separate microservice?

I've never built anything using microservices and all the articles I can find are not very practical. I'm building a web application that relies on a web crawler to scrape data into a database, a ...
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Zero Downtime Deployment - Transitional Db Schema

Achieving Zero Downtime Deployment touched on the same issue but I need some advice on a strategy that I am considering. Context A web-based application with Apache/PHP for server-side processing ...
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What does “packaging” refer to in the software Deployment process?

From what I understand the deployment process consists of these steps. Compiling, linking/packaging, deploying. What does the packaging refer to? is that just a reference to packaging the object ...
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Is there a reason for support multiple different releases?

I have a discussion with my team recently and I heard a suggestion for deploying multiple releases. Such as version (newest) and version (old). But I am thinking what would be the reason for customer ...
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More than one deployable git branch

My dilemma is about the GIT flow. Let's assume that I have an application that can be deployed differently (staging release, QA release, production release). Since the application has profiles to be ...
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creating platform for multiple webapps

I have already built a nodejs webapp that I want to make available as a service, but I don't know the next steps to automate the whole thing given the following steps : people come to my website ...
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What are the benefits of Docker? [duplicate]

Docker is becoming quite popular. I've used it as an end-user just 3 times, and it never worked as expected. But assuming it does work, can you please list some actual benefits? And contrast them with ...
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How can I organise a better deployment process? [closed]

I work in a company of about 10 developers. When we start a project, each of the developers involved in the project have their dev environment. Once they complete a task, it is then pushed to phase ...
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How can we keep track of which version of our code is in each environment?

My team currently uses a fairly simple branching/deployment process that looks like this: ┌────────┐ ┌────┐ ┌──────┐ Environments: │ DEV │ │ QA │ │ PROD │ ...
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How are native applications (C, C++) deployed on android?

I am curious how to deploy android native (that is, using android NDK or Qt C++) application to the end users. AFAIK, the apk files are much like jar files, so I assume native programs can't be ...
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Azure CloudServices: Having more than just staging and production slots?

We're using Azure Cloud Services and would like to have a workflow where deployments flow as Cloud Service #1: testing/QA => staging => production Currently Azure Cloud Services only have ...
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WAR deployment on its own vs within EAR

Months back I started working on a project using 'jbpm' by Redhat. JBPM is a piece of open source software which maps business processes and allows for user input, in addition to other functions. To ...
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Lean or agile SaaS: deployment / release features during or after sprint

For SaaS (software as a service), when using a lean or agile development process with short sprints/iterations (e.g. 1 to 3 weeks), which approach produces better quality: deploying/releasing ...
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How to re-use a very small Python utility across different applications?

I have a very small utility that has proven itself very handy across a multitude of applications. The utility itself is less than 50 lines of code and is its own Python module, and a number of ...
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Should I deploy 32-bit only or both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows?

I have a cross-platform application written in a compiled language. For Linux it is customary to have both amd64 and i386 builds available to user, so user can choose version, suitable for its ...
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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...