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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Achieving Zero Downtime Deployment

I am trying to achieve zero downtime deployments so I can deploy less during off hours and more during "slower" hours - or anytime, in theory. My current setup, somewhat simplified: Web Server A ...
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Is it mandatory to obtain a licence for distributing software uses bundled Mono runtime?

My software composed of an EXE and dependent class library dlls, built on Windows using visual studio C# Compiler. I've been able to run it directly on Mac OS X using mono myApp.exe without ...
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Are there any benefits to removing unused script files in a web site/project?

VS Web sites/projects come loaded with several .js files, most of which I don't use (e.g., I use a CDN for newer versions of jQuery and jQuery-UI). I know it's safe to remove these unneeded .js files ...
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In which cases build artifacts will be different in different environments

We are working on automation of deployment using Jenkins. We have different environments - DEV, UAT, PROD. In SVN, we are tagging each release and placing same binaries in DEV, UAT, PROD. The ...
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What does “deploy to a physical machine” mean

I was asked whether I've ever "deployed to a physical machine" and I'm seeing this terminology when googling, but not getting a definition. What does it mean? What other way could someone deploy an ...
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Solving the last mile problem in software engineering [closed]

The more I write code the more I realize that writing the code is not the hard part. The hard part is making sure all the dependencies are in order, there are no hard coded paths, that I don't have ...
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Why isn't there a private deployment option for the .NET framework? [closed]

Here are reasons why one would want this: 1) We often don't use all the dlls but we force customers to install the entire .NET framework. It would be great to just deploy the dlls we need. 2) We ...
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Issue deploying Asp.Net MVC 4 website to Azure [closed]

How do you deploy your website in Azure so that it looks exactly like when you run it in your localhost? This is a very simple website that I created following the ASP.NET MVC4 tutorials. However, I ...
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Do Windows Installers for internal business applications make sense?

I'm trying to build a general understanding for what's common in this situation so that I can decide if it makes sense to pursue it further. Are installers welcome in a typical corporate environment ...
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Jenkins to automate deployment of ASP.NET applications

Is there any possibility to automate/semi-automate deployments of ASP.NET web applications using Jenkins. It can be under controlled or uncontrolled environments, for uncontrolled user needs to enter ...
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how to convince team and project manager that post-launch deployments are okay for new features

We have a site that launched and is "feature-complete", we've done all that the client has asked for and fixed a few bugs post-launch. However, I noticed that our site's home page is using 100 SQL ...
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What is the difference, if any, between Model and QA environments?

I have worked for various organizations many of whom call their environment that comes after the test/developer environment and before the staging and/or production environment either model or QA. ...
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Forcing ExtJS application updates after deployment

I work on an ExtJS application with a Django backend, and we keep running into issues when we push new code. Our users seldom refresh their browsers, so after a code push we end up with users using ...
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Suggestions to improve small team workflow (CI / Deployment)

I'd like to improve my team's workflow and architecture. Right now we have a LAMP dev server on which every member of the team has a subdirectory. We work directly in this directory via LAN. There is ...
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Best approach to including JBoss's standalone.xml in SVN structure?

Our application server is JBoss 7 as. We use SVN as our code repository. I need to ship our custom security domain in standalone.xml which is a jboss file (not packaged in my application's war file). ...
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Streamlining ASP.Net MVC deployment? [closed]

I own a VPS with Windows Server 2012 on it. I can install whatever I want on it. In the past when deploying an ASP.Net MVC project, I would right click the project in the solution and Publish it. I ...
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Application deployment with Puppet

I've been researching puppet lately, and I think it could be useful to integrate into my deployment pipeline. Currently, I deploy my apps by manually adding users, creating vhosts, setting ...
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How can I build a C# project (installer) for multiple environments

I would like to propose a solution to our companies problem with building consistent installers for different environments. Our current process is to build an installer for test, perform testing, ...
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How to maintain lots of different variations for deployment, using Git for development

Although there are many similar questions here regarding using GIT for maintaining different versions, none seem to answer my specific case. I'm OK with how to use GIT to do my development, using ...
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When do I need to use Session Replication?

I am working on a number of web projects for a firm. Most of the projects are about one or two pages of input and then doing a save to a MySQL database. My system administrators are pushing to try to ...
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How to deploy a single website to multiple physical servers ?

I want to deploy my website to multiple physical servers. Is there possible methods to save files and setting (and also the user input), on all physical servers, so that servers do the following ...
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Automated deployment/installation of development tools [closed]

My team is looking to automate installation/deployment of all of our development tools. The main driver for this is to ensure that everyone in the team has a consistent development environment setup ...
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How to handle this unfortunately non hypothetical situation with end-users?

I work in a medium sized company but with a very small IT force. Last year (2011), I wrote an application that is very popular with a large group of end-users. We hit a deadline at the end of last ...
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Generating CMakeLists.txt [closed]

I got a bunch of C++ sources files and headers. They may use external libraries such as Boost e.g. I am interested in the process of building binaries for Windows and *nix. Makefiles (*nix) and ...
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Deploying a very simple application

I have a very simple working console application written in C++ linked with a light static library. It is just for testing purposes. Now that the coding part is done, I would like to know the process ...
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Release Management versions control?

We recently experienced a deployment issue where it turned out that the version objects were not in sync in one of the environments. We have a large database group and different teams have different ...
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TFS non-chronological deployment?

We have the following scenario: Changeset #1 is some unfinished buildable checkin Changeset #2 is a completed small task .. Changset #5 completes the work done at CS#1 They all affect the same ...
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Who should get a developer certificate from Apple if client want their company name to show up in App Store

I am about start my first project with client, However I will work as a consultant. So do I need to get developer certificate and post my client's app in app store? Or I should ask my client to get ...
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How do you deploy your ASP.Net MVC3 application to the production server?

I just want to find out the best practice to deploy your MVC3 application and what tool you use to get the job done. I am using Visual Studio 2010. I publish my web site, then manually backup whats ...
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How do companies keep websites hidden when in development?

I am new to this and also a new 19 year old PHP developer that just got hired so I am unsure as to how this works. Many companies when developing their websites keep their sites hidden from being ...
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How to include database changes during application publish

I am maintaining a WinForms application, which talks to a SQL Server database. Sometimes I have to change database schema (for example to alter a sql procedure or add new one). For this purpose I have ...
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Good practices for packaging Python programs

I've been using Python for a while now, both in the context of personal and professional projects. One thing that occured to me recently is that I had never thought about a good way to deploy Python ...
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What is Global Delivery Model?

Many software companies preach in their Website Banners: "Global Delivery Model". Has it anything to do with Deployment?
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What are the design decisions involved in choosing how to expose a Java web application?

There are many ways to expose a Java web application to the consumer: application container (JBoss etc), servlet container (Tomcat etc), OSGi (Knopflerfish etc), self-executable WAR (Winstone etc) and ...
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Web application deployment and Dependencies

I have a free software web application that using other free software scripts for appearance. I have trouble to decide whether should I copy source code of used scripts to my project main repository ...
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As a Europe-based company, is it possible to write a custom iPad application for a customer?

Our customer wants us to write a custom application for him that he can use on a handful of iPads in his company. This application is probably only useful for this one customer (maybe for two or three ...
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Do you have regularly schedule app updates? And if so how do you handle bugs that make it out?

We are trying to make our releases more frequent. As part of that we have blocked out a day of the week where we told users that we'll be doing updates. Similar how Microsoft has Patch Tuesday. This ...
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Software bundle containing LGPL libraries as Java Fat-Jar Archive

At work, we're deploying a software bundle of a Java application (written by us) which has lots of external dependencies, most of them being LGPL and BSD-licensed third-party-libraries distributes as ...
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How do software engineers deploy applications?

Interested to know how people deploy software to their customers I have the following requirements: Customers on various OS's prob. linux and Windows Can't release the source code Ideally want ...
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Is MySQL viable for small-medium business applications

After having worked with a Microsoft stack - VB.Net, ASP.Net, SQL Server - for the past 10 years, we are now faced with having to develop an application for both Windows and Mac environments. It has ...
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Deployment Tools that Integrate with TFS? [closed]

So I have this issue. The Operations team where I work has taken over TFS because they are using MS Build to build and deploy code to production servers. As a result developers have lost A LOT of ...
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Are we always supposed to create a setup to deploy or application?

I have recently developed an application in C# which is supposed to run within the environment of the company i work for. I could technically generate a Setup or use ClickOnce to handle the ...
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How do I Integrate Production Database Hot Fixes into Shared Database Development model?

We are using SQL Source Control 3, SQL Compare, SQL Data Compare from RedGate, Mercurial repositories, TeamCity and a set of 4 environments including production. I am working on getting us to a ...
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What is the easiest and cheapest way to distribute apple iOS enterprise app?

I work as a developer in a company, The company I work with has to deploy the app I made to their client. Number of clients are 3 and each client has around 100 iPads. Now my question is, What ...
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Starting a new project in python and qt. Where can I find a good code layout for build scaffolding? [closed]

I am in the process of starting a new project with python and Qt. The project starts from zero, and it may become a commercial application. While the programming of the code in itself is a task, ...
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How to incrementally update a database when deploying a website?

We use JSF over Tomcat along with a backing proprietary DB. I want to know how the addition of new database fields or/and stored procedures should be handled when we deploy a new version of the ...
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Best Practice: strategy regarding Website Projects and versioning

What are the best practices and strategy for designing and developing a website? The key parts I want considered are: DLL deployment IIS publishing project versioning namespace Please answer ...
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Large Ecommerce Site Topology and Deployment Guidelines

Problem I am a lead engineer for a highly trafficked eCommerce website (upwards of 1m page views an hour). For various reasons we have the opportunity to rebuild large portions of our ...
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Shipping test code as a form of sanity check

Have you ever shipped test code (JUnit, NUnit etc) with your application that could be runnable by the end-user ? Basic Idea is this : The application can be deployed in a varied environment and it ...
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Should the deploy script be an artifact of the build?

This is a web project written in Java. So, I'm writing the build and the deploy scripts. To create the build, I used ant. The continuous build is done with Jenkins. The build generates 3 different ...