The virtues of continuous delivery are widely understood and accepted by organisations which value fast feedback cycles, reduced risk through incremental delivery of smaller changes and the ability to respond quickly to external factors. Furthermore if microservices are part of your architecture, then the ability to rapidly deploy multiple components of a system become increasingly important.
The foundations of scripting, automation and more recently containers made *nix-based systems the first target for automated deployments and subsequently continuous delivery. With the advent of some new tooling and a bit of courage these principles can now be applied to more heterogeneous environments including those from Redmond.
Using their backgrounds in automating large-scale ruby and java-based deployments, Warner and Matt embarked on a journey with SEEK to increase their agility by enabling continuous delivery – typically multiple times per day. This is their story.