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In today's world, we need not only to maintain our systems running 24x7 in production but we must also be able to keep them releasable 24x7. We can only do that with modern infrastructure and software delivery practices. Releases should be even more boring than doing your supermarket shopping. Make a code change, see it go through the pipeline, get green or red result. If red, fix or rollback. If green, deploy. If deploy fails, rollback. Monitor forever.
Because everyone wants to go faster but also safer, we're cramming more and more activities in the pipeline, from security controls to database changes, to compliance approvals, soon networking... How can we do this AND still move fast AND avoid burning out teams with all this cognitive load?
I will talk about how to ensure that your delivery system serves its core purpose of quickly and safely progressing our client-facing systems from commit to production. You'll also hear about key practices for software releasability like pipeline-as-code, short and wide pipelines, build and release from zero to production, blue-green deployments, and more!