6 and 7 February 2017

Gent, Belgium

If it moves, give it a pipeline

Mark Rendell, Tuesday, February 7 , 11:40 - 12:20 , B1.015

A talk dedicated to improving the quality of infrastructure code using free open source software. We used to say "if it moves, lock it down in version control" and then the concept of a Continuous Delivery pipeline came along and the advice progressed to "if it moves, lock it down in version control and build a Continuous Delivery pipeline to test and release every change continuously". This advice is still more commonly followed in application code than infrastructure and platform code. I will talk about how we have seasoned this dogfood by making CD of infrastructure code easier. The solution “ADOP” is free and open source and currently makes building a pipeline for a Chef Cookbook, Ansible Playbook or Docker image almost trivial. I will describe and demo the solution including how to adopt it, where I think it is going next, and how valuable we have found it.

About Speaker

Mark is a DevOps and Continuous Delivery specialist with more than 12 years of experience in development, configuration management, infrastructure as code, continuous delivery, environment management, build, deployment and testing automation as well as tooling. Currently, he runs a team specializing in implementing continuous delivery for large-scale, transformation deliveries across multiple industries.