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 (....
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 ...
The Joel Test includes the question: Can you make a build in one step? Which is important, but I'm wondering, how streamlined have some of the deployment processes been? All software from ...
I recently started out working for a new client with an old legacy codebase in which there are multiple .net solutions, each typically hosts some projects unique to that solution but then "borrows" / "...
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 ...
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 ...
I have a customer who wants the ability to modify the .properties files packaged in the web applications WAR file so that they have the control to modify environments at settings. They will be ...
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 ...
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 ...