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Getting Started with Octopus Deploy

by Chris Behrens

Manual deployments are error-prone, painful, and problematic. What you need is a way to model your environments and script your deployments – Octopus is the premier tool for getting this kind of work done, and you’ll explore how to make it happen.

What you'll learn

At the core of managing software deployment is a thorough knowledge of Octopus Deploy. In this course, Getting Started with Octopus Deploy, you’ll learn how to use this tool to manage your software deployments through their entire lifecycle. First, you’ll learn how to model your deployment assets in Octopus. Next, you’ll explore creating your software lifecycle and processes using Projects. Finally, you’ll discover how to use scripting and custom templates to bridge the gaps between Octopus Deploy and your own unique systems. By the end of this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Octopus Deploy that will help you as you move forward to master the art of deploying software.

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Course FAQ

What will you learn in this Octopus Deploy course?

In this course, you will learn how to deploy different environments with Octopus Deploy, how to automate your future deployments, and how to script the last mile between how Octopus works and the specific needs of your processes.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with software development in general and the basics of web hosting.

What is deployment?

Software deployment is all of the activities that make a software system available for use.

What are some of the benefits of Octopus Deploy?

Some of the benefits of deploying programs with Octopus Deploy are release management, deployment automation, operations runbooks, and sellf service operations.

What are blue-green deployments?

In software engineering, a blue-green deployment is a method of installing changes to a web, app, or database server by swapping alternating production and staging servers.

About the author

Chris B. Behrens is a writer, speaker and software developer, specializing in DevOps. He has been a developer and architect for more than twenty years focusing on small to medium size companies and the development changes they face. He focuses on his flavor of Fear Based Development, whereby a developer ranks their tasks in descending order of anxiety, and how to tackle them in that order. Chief among these anxiety-inducing processes is software deployment, a topic that Behrens focuses upon. He ... more

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