Michiel Rook is a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant from the Netherlands. He loves coaching teams to develop better software and implement continuous deployment. He is a co-founder of Make.io and a member of the Dutch Web Alliance. When he’s not thinking about continuous deployment, devops or event sourcing he enjoys music, cars, sports and movies.
The Road to Continuous Deployment: a case study
It’s a situation many of us are familiar with: a large legacy, monolithic application, limited or no tests, slow & manual release process, low velocity, no confidence… A lot of refactoring is required, but management keeps pushing for new features.
How to proceed? Using examples and lessons learned from a real-world case, I’ll show you how to replace a legacy application with a modern service-oriented architecture and build a continuous integration and deployment pipeline to deliver value from the first sprint. On the way, we’ll take a look at the process, automated testing, monitoring, master/trunk based development and various tips and best practices.