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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the best solution for using NetBeans on different computers and keeping them in sync?

I am using NetBeans IDE for PHP programming. What is the best solution for using NetBeans on two different computers and keeping them in sync? I am currently using the FTP upload on save feature. But ...
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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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Single configuration file for multiple WCF services

We have a scenario where we have multiple WCF services hosted on the same server connecting to same database. But currently they all have their separate web.config files. So each time there is some ...
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Build Once, Deploy to Multiple Enironments [closed]

I build one MAIN branch. This is our trunk and our only code base for the project. Once this is built, ideally it would continuously deploy to our Dev environment. Once the developers have confirmed ...
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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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Best practices and tools for deploying .NET application to production [closed]

I'm working on a codebase for my company for a .NET MVC product. We have test, staging, and production environments. Test and staging are great - we use CI to grab files from our repo (not TFS; we ...
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Django REST + Backbone/Ember/Angular Implementation Method

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10941249/separate-rest-json-api-server-and-client In light of this post, I wanted to ask questions regarding Django and specifically the implementation methods of ...
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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, ...
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How to deploy C# application to be used in branch / remote office(s)

Have very recently started a new position. One of my key challenges is a C# WinForms application (let's call it AppX) that causes a lot of non-planned work. The main reason for this is that it needs ...
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Deploying artifacts and dependencies on another system with Maven

I am coding a Java program on my development machine. Maven packages this a myjar.jar, and I can run it from the command line using java -cp myjar.jar my.FantasticClass. It uses library somelib.jar. I ...
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How can I automate production deployments without experiencing extreme anxiety?

At our shop we use SVN for source control and CruiseControl for CI on handling automatic builds and deployments to our development, test, and integration environments. This all works smoothly however ...
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Deploying v Releasing

So there's this desktop application. And I am wanting to inform it's users that a new version has been released. Is it more correct to say that a new version of a desktop application has been ...
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Why don't companies ship multiple modules within a mobile app? Are there concerns about tight coupling?

Preface: My question does not exclusively pertain to Google and it doesn't exclusively pertain to iOS. I'm only using Google and iOS as examples because they are familiar to many. I could have just as ...
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Versioning and deploying dependent systems

I need some best practices or experiences of developer teams who had to treat the same issues I have at the moment =) Our company is developing a client software for years. The one and only ...
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What is the best approach for deploying apps to companies

What is the best approach for the following scenario: 1) A publicly available app (available in app stores) which is used by end users to make use of services offered by multiple companies. 2) These ...
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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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When deploying updates, do you deploy all or selected/changed assemblies?

I'm a developer and I have had several experiences in web application deployment which are the following: Deploy all files then apply configuration values as appropriate to the environment. We've ...
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Preferred location for installing user guides, sample documents on Windows?

By default, the installer for my product copies files to the Users\Username\AppData\local\MyProduct directory (though the user can change this during installation, of course). I want to bundle some ...
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How to mitigate security risks when deploying a database to the web via automated migrations?

I'm looking at using built in database migrations frameworks (such as the migration framework included in EF Code First or migratordotnet) but I have concerns about the implications of allowing a ...
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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 create a lightweight WPF application including .NET Framework 4.5?

I want to create an application which is dependent on .NET Framework 4.5. If I am binding the framework with application setup the size of application increases to much but I need to bind the .NET ...
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Distributing a data access solution across multiple solutions

I have 3 solutions, one of them is a dataccess solution with all the repositories etc. At the moment when a change is made to it, the others have to go get the latest nuget version locally, we have a ...
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Partitioning code into assemblies for the sake of logical seperation

I've started working at this company, and the software is managed in a Visual Studio solution that includes hundreds of projects (C++ and C#). After poking around the solution for couple of weeks, I ...
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Installation from RPM, instead of making source code?

I am trying to deploy a Redis server in Linux. The Redis official site provides source code to download, so I have to use 'make' to install Radis. The 'make' works, but my problem is how can I use ...
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What are the pros and cons of running multiple instances of an app per marketplace?

One app to rule them all, and in the darkness, bind them. I'm speccing out a client app at the moment. The same service is to be delivered to two separate counties and the the content within: users, ...
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Automating database deployment using a CMS

My team are developing Umbraco websites and looking to improve the automation of our database deployment. Currently we have automated builds and deployments of our source code using Kiln and Team ...
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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 can you do to decrease the number of deployment bugs of a live website?

I'm sure lots of you have experienced this problem. A website or web application is running and is live. You want to upload the next version, but you haven't figured out everything, like setting a ...
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Handling Deployment to Multiple Environments

How should I handle deploying web applications to multiple servers? Constraints I have a dev, test and prod environment. No build server is available. Developers can't deploy to prod. The people ...
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Sharing dlls in a software deployment

We are moving our software project from the practically auto-creating Visual Studio Installer in Visual Studio 2010 to a WiX installer. I'd like to use this change to make sure things are right. The ...
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which is better of these two architectures and why

PhpServer will handle gSoap requests and http requests from clients. PushServer will push notifications to clients and act a file server. There are many server machines. Every PhpServer will ...
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Refactoring Tomcat webapp deployments

Background We have several webapps running on Tomcat 7.0.x (on Linux). For historical reasons, we have populated the "Common" lib (i.e. $CATALINA_HOME/lib) with many application jars. These jars ...
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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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NodeJS: Freeze dependences before testing and deployment? Check in node_modules?

Suppose you have a NodeJS application. A release could consists of multiple steps: Automated and/or manual tests Deployment (if something goes wrong) Rollback to the last stable version There are ...
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Security Risks of Unsigned ClickOnce Manifests

Using signed manifests in ClickOnce deployments, it is not possible to modify files after the deployment package has been published - installation will fail as hash information in the manifest won't ...
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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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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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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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Alternatives to Octopus for deploying .NET applications? [closed]

Our shop has a TeamCity server that produces deployment packages. The packages are either ASP.NET web apps, Windows services, or miscellaneous binaries (that just get copied to the network ...