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Presentation: Progressive Delivery

Track: DevOps & DevEx: Remove Friction, Ship Code, Add Value

Location: Churchill, G flr.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Tuesday

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An introduction to Progressive Delivery: a basket of skills and technologies for modern software development, testing and deployment: including canarying, Feature Flags, Blue Green deployments and A/B testing at scale. We're seeing advances in approaches to application and service delivery, where deploying a service no longer means releasing it. How can we safely debug in production? Technologies like Kubernetes and Istio bring new management challenges, but also opportunities – service mesh approaches can enable a lot more sophistication in routing of new application functions to particular user communities, managing and mitigating the blast ratio of a service. CI/CD is the basis of everything good in modern software development but there are some new aspects and practices that we don’t currently have a name for. This talk will includes lessons from Microsoft, Cloudflare, Sumo Logic and Target.

Speaker: James Governor

Analyst and co-founder @redmonk

James Governor is co-founder of RedMonk, the developer focused research and advisory firm. Based in Shoreditch, London, he advises enterprises, startups and major companies such as Google Cloud and Microsoft on developer-led innovation, community and technology strategy.

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