Journey to painless releases: Continuous delivery for Philips Hue Android

Journey to painless releases: Continuous delivery for Philips Hue Android

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkFcJZWtufA

Wind back one year ago:
- releasing took us 10 weeks
- our app was plagued by regression
- developers felt completely detached from our users

Clearly our traditional strategy of heavily testing each release (up-front quality) wasn't working. So we decided to flip things around: why not try to reduce the cost of errors instead? Hence we decided to move our Philips Hue Android app to continuous deployment.

In this talk you will learn that if releasing is painful, you should actually release even more often. Step by step I'll explain how we moved the Philips Hue Android app to continuous deployment, what our current release process/CI looks like, what changes we made to our overall testing approach, how we empowered developers and testers, and how we made our release process completely painless.

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Jeroen Mols

April 23, 2019
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