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Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.

Recent posts

Re: Tyranny of NuGet

Reply to Mitch's post on the Tyranny of NuGet


A tool to manage Windows Services

My 2014 Year in Review

The cost of support: solving problems vs. just responding to tickets

When providing customer support, it's important to focus on solving the actual problem rather than just responding to the ticket

Growing into an office

As our team grows, the need for dedicated space is becoming more obvious. It's time to get an office.

Hybrid storage: Git+SQLite vs. RavenDB?

Reconsidering our storage solution

When "safe by default", isn't.

Introducing TenderSmash

A faster, more fluid UI on top of TenderApp

Growing in Unison

There are many dimensions to a business. To avoid pain, they all need to grow at the same time.

StartupAUS report: How to enable more Australian startups

Interesting report on what Australia could do to encourage more startups

My startup

Octopus Deploy is a user-friendly automated deployment tool for professional .NET developers. Octopus is designed to make it incredibly easy to deploy ASP.NET websites and Windows Services onto remote machines, securely.

I started Octopus in 2011 in my spare time, when I was disappointed by the state of automated deployment for .NET developers. Since then it has grown to become my full time job. Learn more about where Octopus Deploy came from and why it exists.