Fred Simon is best known as the Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog - the Artifactory Binary Repository creators, JavaOne 2011 and 2013 Duke Choice Awards winner.
Before founding JFrog in 2008, Fred founded AlphaCSP, the Java consulting firm in 1998 where he was the company’s global CTO, leading 5 branches worldwide and served as the visionary voice of the company.
Fred’s development experience goes back to 1992 and covers Java technologies evolution from day one as a programmer, Architect and Consultant.
As one of JFrog leaders, Fred encourages strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo.
When not on those Fred hacks around new features for the core Java language, Java port of the popular sky rendering Stellarium project and other neat stuff.
Frequently deploying to production puts bigger pressure than before on DevOps to make sure the good, qualified application is provisioned with no mistakes.This session will explore some common pitfalls with traditional Continuous-Integration that increase risk, introduce manual input and human error, and generally make DevOps cringe before hitting the “deploy” button.
We will then demonstrate automation techniques that overcome these issues using popular tools, like Maven, Gradle, your CI server, custom scripts and a Binary Repository.
Whether you are building software for the cloud or in-house, this presentation will show you how to have completely automated production builds that release applications which are fully traceable, managed and ready to be provisioned with no fear!