Once specific to the IT industry, Software Delivery and now Continuous Delivery pipelines have become omnipresent across industries – from e-commerce to logistics startups using them.
For the uninitiated, Continuous Delivery (CD) is the ‘last mile’ in the software lifecycle which ensures that a build is always in a releasable state. This essentially means that the software is provisioned to a full production-like stack and delivered to the relevant set of end users – the QA, the product team, or others.
If you have coding experience, you are familiar with the challenges involved in building a software delivery pipeline – the countless hours of scripting and the manual steps needed thereon. But today, Continuous Delivery with Application Release Automation tools offer a scripting-free, automated experience. This makes it easier to rapidly and repeatedly bring feature improvements to market, accelerating time-to-market while staying in line with the company’s business initiatives, all the while maintaining top-notch quality of deployment and delivery. Given this context, it is easy to see why today Continuous Delivery is being listed as a priority for organisations – both big and small.
And, from the perspective of a developer, a coder, or a software engineer, Continuous Delivery makes it possible to create a repeatable, safe way to deliver software to production quickly while ensuring stability. With Continuous Delivery, it is easy to integrate with a wide array of test automation tools, create dynamic environments on cloud during various stages of deployment, get visibility into the status of all pipelines and environments in development, QA and production and finally near zero-downtime capabilities in production.
With these many advantages, Continuous Delivery also comes with some challenges that can bring in complexities during implementation.
At a workshop during the second edition of Future of Work, YourStory’s flagship tech conference, learn how to build your complex CD pipeline quickly and do continuous verification of your deployments using Machine Learning.
The workshop titled ‘Continuous Delivery: Move Fast and Don't Break Things,’ will also teach you how to:
The workshop is being led by Vikas Naiyar, Principal Engineer, and Pranjal Kumar, Staff Software Engineer at Harness. Vikas is a Polyglot developer with expertise in building distributed, scalable and highly available web applications, while Pranjal has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Distributed Enterprise Applications. Earlier, the duo have worked together on interesting projects such as developing an NLP & ML based résumé matcher to rank résumés for various job descriptions, a Network Visibility Product providing end-to-end visibility into application performance issues, Cloud Foundry handlers for PCF based deployments, among others. Pranjal was also part of the team that designed the patented Application-Aware Intrusion Detection and has presented a TEDx talk on Wearable Gesture Interface Technology.
So, if you are a software engineer who is looking to do more than just write code, someone who wants to see the immediate impact of their code changes, a DevOps Engineer looking to significantly reduce time-to-market without the risk of production downtime or a negative customer experience, or a tech junkie who wants to be abreast with technology, then this workshop is surely a great learning experience which will prove to be useful.
And, if you are bringing your own laptop, you can apply the learnings of the workshop in real-time during this hands-on session.
Click here to register for the workshop on Continuous Delivery: Move Fast and Don't Break Things, at Future of Work 2019. You stand a chance to get a free pass to the whole conference along with the workshop.
Date: February 9,2019
Place: MLR Convention Centre, WhiteField, Bengaluru
Learn how to solve the hard tech problems from the best tech teams and deep dive into technology, platforms, and innovations defining the technology roadmap of the future.
Experts from Harness.io, a startup that has been credited with being the industry's first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform, and one that the best organisations trust, are leading this workshop, making it a not-to-be-missed event. So be sure to apply before the ‘limited seats’ get filled up.