Getting Started with Octopus Deploy
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.
Table of contents
- Introduction 6m
- Demo: Adding an Azure Web App as a Deployment Target 5m
- Demo: Authoring Your Workflow in Octopus with Lifecycles and Environments 4m
- Creating the Simplest Possible Website Project 2m
- Demo: Packaging a Super Simple Application 3m
- Deployment Projects 0m
- Demo: A Super Simple Project 6m
- Understanding Variables and Transformation 6m
- Demo: Configuring a ConnectionString 2m
- Summary 1m
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.
Before taking this course, you should be familiar with software development in general and the basics of web hosting.
Software deployment is all of the activities that make a software system available for use.
Some of the benefits of deploying programs with Octopus Deploy are release management, deployment automation, operations runbooks, and sellf service operations.
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.