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Presentation: "Remediation patterns - how to achieve low risk releases"

Track: Large & Legacy / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Foyer

Deployments gone bad are a leading cause of spending your evening or weekend hunched over a terminal instead of outdoors having fun.

In this talk Jez Humble presents a number of patterns which reduce the risk of releases, including techniques for zero-downtime releases, roll backs, and roll forwards.

He also discusses how to build reliable releases into your delivery process using automated provisioning, deployment, and smoke testing. By the end of the talk, you will understand how to build delivery systems - and teams - that make broken deployments a rare situation which can be fixed at the push of a button.

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Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery", Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Jez Humble

Biography: Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He got into IT in 2000, just in time for the dot-com bust. Since then he has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.

Since 2004 he has worked for ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorks Studios in Beijing, Bangalore, London, and San Francisco. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices in the field of Agile delivery. He also serves as Product Manager for Go, ThoughtWorks Studios agile release management platform. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London.

Twitter: @jezhumble
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Book: Continuous Delivery (Addison Wesley, 2010)
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