Octopus Deploy Series
A high-level overview of Octopus Deploy, it’s primary components and how it can work for you and automating your deployments.

  1. Intro to Octopus Deploy (2014.04.07)
  2. Configuring Octopus Deploy and Tentacles (2014.04.18)
  3. Octopus Deploy and RavenDB (2014.04.23)
  4. Octopus Deploy and NancyFX (2014.05.08)
  5. Octopus Deploy and NuGet (2014.05.20)
  6. Octopus Deployment Basics (2014.06.03)
  7. Octopus Deploy Series Conclusion (2014.06.27)

Octopus Deploy Deep Dive Series
A closer look at components with techniques to fully leverage your deployments with Octopus Deploy.

  1. Leveraging Server Roles (2014.09.10)
  2. Users, Roles, Teams and Permissions (2014.10.09)
  3. Versioning in Octopus Deploy (Part I) (2015.01.27)
  4. The Octo.exe – Your Utility Knife for Automation (2015.02.27)
  5. Variables are your friend (2015.07.02)
  6. LifeCycles – Guard rails for your deployments (2015.07.17)
  7. Octopus Deploy Automation & Customization with the REST API (2017.01)
  8. Versioning in Octopus Deploy (Part II) (2017.01)
  9. Deployment Process Practices (2017.01)
  10. Deploying to Databases (2017.02)
  11. Troubleshooting (2017.03)
  12. Octopus Deploy Deep Dive Series Conclusion (2017.03)

Octopus Deploy in the Enterprise Series
After running Octopus Deploy in the enterprise for over a year, I think these topics warrant their own mini-series apart from the Deep Dive Series.

  1. Octopus in the Enterprise Series Intro (2017.01)
  2. Performance and scaling
  3. High Availability
  4. Best Practices for Administrators
  5. NuGet package management
  6. Octopus in the Enterprise Series Conclusion

Octopus Deploy vs. Release Management showdown mini-series

  1. Release Management (TBD)
  2. Octopus Deploy (TBD)
  3. Battle Royale (TBD)


2 thoughts on “Series

  • OctoMan

    Ian I have enjoyed reading through this deep dive series so thanks for all the hard work you have put forth thus far! I would really encourage you to finish the series as I think there is a lot of value here. We use octopus at my company and it really is a game changer for creating a repeatable deployment process.

    • ianpaullin Post author

      Thanks for reading! I am planning on finishing the series. It’s been problematic to finish as we’re currently amidst testing an upgrade from 2.5.13 to 3.1.7. There’s a lot to cover and a lot of the topics I have are directly related to this upgrade (especially for the more enterprise-type environments). That said, I may break off some of the topics into their own mini-series to kind of wrap up the Deep Dive Series. If anything, more content will be coming soon!


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