Sneak peek

Here are a few screenshots from a little application I'm working on. Can you figure out what it does?

Environments

Environments

Environments

A picture of me

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.

lb
lb
22 May 2011

Looks nice. Love the tentacles best of all.

Jonx
Jonx
22 May 2011

Maybe it will let me deploy my web sites more easily?

Will it rollback in case of errors? Will it work over SSL or some other encrypted way?

Free or commercial?

When? ;)

22 May 2011

Continuous Deployment app?

Michiel
Michiel
22 May 2011

Looks cool! If it does what I think it will do, then I think a lot of developers/operations want to have more information on it. Please, more details!

22 May 2011

Mmmm, looks like a scrummy new deployment server that can handle different deployment architectures for different environments. Looking forward to seeing more of this. Is it open source or commercial?

22 May 2011

@Jonx, encryption - yes. A Tentacle will only accept commands that have been encrypted with a certificate owned by the Octopus, so it will be safe to run Tentacles on production servers.

@Michiel, stay tuned to this blog :)

@Jonx, @Sean, free v. commercial - at this stage I'm thinking closed source with a free version for 1-2 projects and up to 10 machines. As a commercial product I think it's more likely to get the love and attention it deserves to be a compelling deployment system.

Vijay Santhanam
Vijay Santhanam
24 May 2011

Rapture detector?