Hours to Minutes: Lessons Learned from Building an Automated CI/CD Pipeline
To get to production in today’s software world, how many manual steps are you required to do, and how long does it typically take your team? Too often, the answers to these questions are "several, and at least 4 hours, if not more." It doesn't have to be this way. Learning how to automate key bottlenecks within your CI/CD pipeline will save your organization valuable resources and your developers their sanity. In this talk, James Chatmas will walk through the deployment processes he helped put in place along his career and the decisions that were made each step of the way. This talk will dissect the mistakes he made, how he went about building trust in the process, and the benefits. In this talk, attendees will learn how to identify problem areas and steps to overcome them, how to identify pipeline bottlenecks that can be automated, and how to agree on goals and KPI metrics.