Where have I been?
It’s been nearly two years since my last post. In that time, family, work, studying for certifications and my own projects took all my free time for blogging. COVID has not helped matters either – no I don’t have it but having two kids at home every day is well, challenging.
That said, my DevOps engineering team and I did some really cool customization within Azure DevOps as we’re moving away from Octopus Deploy for deployments. We’re not moving for any technical reasons but rather costs of running VMs in the cloud. Running IaaS infrastructure to host Octopus vs. PaaS Azure DevOps – cost-wise it’s unfortunately more effective to leverage Azure DevOps.
Having said that, I will always love Octopus Deploy as they’ve really grown into their own product/platform, continue to challenge other products/projects by adding significant features and add newer deployment technologies (kubernetes comes to mind) and it’s still a delight to work. My personal projects still involve Octopus Deploy and I doubt I’ll ever stop using it. It’s so effective and simple, I don’t see myself not using it for years to come.
With that said, in the next few weeks, I’ll be publishing some articles on Azure DevOps role-based customizations and the project me and my team worked on for over six months to bring to life.