Octopus Tools on GitHub

I just pushed the first version of Octo.exe to Github. Octo.exe is a command-line tool for triggering Octopus releases and deployments, and potentially other uses later.

For example, Octo.exe allows you to do:

octo create-release --server=http://your-octopus/api --project=HelloWorld --deployto=Production

A common scenario of where this is useful is if you want to trigger a deployment from your daily build server. The process would work something like this:

  1. Compile and test your code
  2. Publish the package to a NuGet repository
  3. Use Octo.exe to create a release and deploy it to a "Demo" or "Test" environment

Octo.exe is pretty basic at the moment, because it was only designed to perform the above scenario. However it is also a good demonstration of how the new Octopus HTTP API works. As time goes on it will be extended to include more useful features. If you have suggestions, consider adding them to the issues tab or forking the code yourself!

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Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work full time bootstrapping my own product company around Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to 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, where I was lucky enough to work with some of the best in the business. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I've been a Microsoft MVP for WPF since 2006.