Posts Tagged ‘Web RAD’

Automated Deployment is a must for Rapid Application Development on the Web

Have you ever bought a big fancy refrigerator with the latest and greatest wiz bang features and when the delivery truck arrived, realized it would not get through the door?  I did, and soon learned the valuable lesson of planning the deployment of my applications even before I start coding.

Developers of my vintage remember the early days when we deployed programs by the use of a single XCOPY command.  As computing environments became more complex, deployment of applications became a daunting task and things got so bad that a whole new industry specialising in installation tools emerged.  At its peak there were tools with several thousand dollar price tags on offer.

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