Application Deployment and stuff

Work continues to be interesting, I’m currently involved in a project packaging up a large application we wrote for a Financial Instituion. This involves scripting everything on and off the target machines using their chosen deployment API.

Another learning curve, but good discipline for the end of things that developers don’t tend to like. By the end of a project anything would run on our development machine because we’ve installed the contents of over the months, but show it a clean machine? Bang.

We’re making great use of Virtual machines to configure and test this stuff, they are just superb things even if they are a bit resource intensive.