We’ve spent a lot of time over the years at Shapeways building, honing, and improving our deployment and test process for our web properties and API. We started with straight-to-prod commits (which caused quite a bit of downtime!), graduated to working in two- and then one-week release cycles (which caused a lot of anxiety!), to where we are today: releasing 5-15 times a day, with automated testing, using continuous improvement and delivery best practices and tools. We’ve taken the complexity and anxiety out of our deployment process by implementing ChatOps, or using a bot to handle the sorts of tasks computers are great at, namely performing complex tasks repeatedly without error. This enables humans to focus on tasks that we’re uniquely suited for, namely solving complex problems and architecting reliable, resilient, and scalable solutions for our users. We’d love to share some of what we’ve learned along the way, from building automated testing tools, to selecting and implementing open-source solutions, to how we took our global deployment process from one hour to 4 minutes. We’d also like to share our vision of the future: what inspires us, what we hope to achieve in the coming weeks, months, and years, and how we’re going about doing it.
High impact blog posts and eBooks on API business models, and tech advice
Connect with market leading platform creators at our events
Join a helpful community of API practitioners
Can't make it to the event? Signup to the Nordic APIs newsletter for quality content. High
impact blog posts on API business models and tech advice.
Become a part of the world’s largest community of API practitioners and enthusiasts. Share your insights on the blog, speak at an event or exhibit at our conferences and create new business relationships with decision makers and top influencers responsible for API solutions.