Deployment Strategies

There are a variety of techniques to deploy new updates for environments to production, so choosing the right strategy is an important decision, weighing the options in terms of the impact of change on the system and the end-users.
The following strategies need to be considered:

  • Recreate: Version A is terminated then version B is rolled out.
  • Ramped (also known as rolling-update or incremental): Version B is slowly rolled out and replacing version A.
  • Blue/Green: Version B is released alongside version A, then the traffic is switched to version B.
  • Canary: Version B is released to a subset of users, then proceed to a full rollout.
  • A/B testing: Version B is released to a subset of users under specific condition.
  • Shadow: Version B receives real-world traffic alongside version A and doesn’t impact the response.
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GitHub Naming Repositories

As part of our customer engagement, we have defined a naming convention for GitHub repositories. 

We have ideas around what conventions made sense, although the type of work influences these. As we tend to spend some of your engineering time working with different languages, conventions around naming formats make sense to the engineers. These, of course, might not make sense to individuals in other fields. 

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gists

GISTS – engage in chat or gossip. 
“I need a good friend I can always gist with.” 

It is always good to chat with others, which is how we learn from each other. So why don’t project teams chat with each other? In this day and age of working from home, it is becoming more and more critical to form a social network, which helps not only with mental health but also work-related ideas and time. 

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