Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET

Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET

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For Windows and .NET developers, Continuous Delivery (CD) is no longer just a theory, but a very practical option. With this concise book, you’ll learn how to use modern Windows and .NET software with third-party and open source tools to automate the frequent software builds, testing, and deployments that CD prescribes.

Although CD has become a well-defined set of practices and approaches to releasing software in a reliable way, many tools commonly used for CD aren’t natively available for Windows. But new and forthcoming features in Windows Server 2016 and Visual Studio 2015 are designed with CD in mind. The tips and advice in this book will help you pursue CD for Windows- and .NET-based software.

Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • Version control practices, technologies, and branching options
  • Options for Continuous Integration servers, version control systems, build automation, and package management for Windows and .NET
  • Tools that work well for visualizing and orchestrating a CD deployment pipeline
  • Infrastructure automation, using a test-first approach with Vagrant virtual machines and Microsoft Azure, and—coming soon—Docker for Windows-specific workloads
  • The tricky bits: making changes to your organization and practices beyond adopting the technologies and techniques already discussed

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Chris O'Dell

Chris O'Dell

Chris is a Senior Software Developer at JUST EAT. She is an advocate of Continuous Delivery as a co-organiser of the London Continuous Delivery Meetup group and the PIPELINE conference.

Chris is also interested in Web APIs, Microservices, distributed systems and Agile development practices. In her spare time she is learning Portuguese and to play the Cello.

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (, he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability. Matthew founded and leads the 1000-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group (, and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference ( He also co-facilitates the popular Experience DevOps workshop series (, and is co-editor of Build Quality In, a book of Continuous Delivery and DevOps experience reports (