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Release Management for Web Applications

Track: Site Building | Skill level: Intermediate

We, as an industry, come a long way from this rudimentary web development. Web applications are critical cogs in companies working, reliant on open-source software – and the possibilities truly are endless. This is an exciting time. These web applications power our sales, marketing, accounting, HR, PR and a wealth of other operations. We don't make websites any more; we build web applications and browser-based software.

However, successful management of improvement is key to these web applications and this can be a challenge in the fast past tech environment. So, how can we do it? In this talk I will discuss delivery ideas and methods that are available to all; whether you are a large corporation or a one person web shop.

  1. Version control management
  2. Issue management (What am I fixing?)
  3. Automated continuous integration (Deploying to your environment)
  4. Automated behaviour testing (Does it work as I want?)
  5. Automated visual regression testing (Does it look right?)
  6. Release notes, versioning and user acceptance reports


  • GitLab
  • GitLab Runners
  • Drush
  • Docker
  • Composer
  • Behat
  • Wraith
  • PhantomJS

With real tools that are free to run, you can look at automating almost your entire delivery pipeline enabling a reduction in time to fixes, and resulting in happier clients and stakeholders for your web applications.

This all adds to the long-term success of your software. Sounds good right? I can show you how. I expect it to be a fun session full of useful snippets that can be used to improve your deployment pipeline, or even just start it.

Keynote Speakers

Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman

(Saturday keynote)

Matt Glaman is a developer at Commerce Guys. He is an open source developer who has been working with Drupal since 2013. He is author of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook, maintainer of, and lover of Irish Whiskey.

Twitter: @nmdmatt

Jeffrey A 'JAM' McGuire

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

(Sunday keynote)

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire—Evangelist, Developer Relations at Acquia—is a memorable and charismatic communicator with a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. He is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. He writes and talks about technology, community, and more on weekly podcasts and as a blogger on This all helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Twitter: @horncologne

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

(Sunday closing keynote)

Danese Cooper currently serves as chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She also works in an open source role at PayPal. Previously she was Director of the Open Source Hardware Association and CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation. She had brief stint at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a consulting open source strategist. She has been involved with open source since 1999.

Twitter: @divadanese

CxO Day Speakers

Sarah Wood OBE

Unruly Co-Founder (CEO)

Sarah Wood

David Axmark

Co-founder of MySQL

David Axmark

Ben Finn OBE

Co-Founder of Sibelius and CEO at Stealth Poker

Ben Finn

Barney Brown

Head of Digital at Cambridge University

Barney Brown

Professor Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School City, University London

Andre Spicer

Paul Reeves

Reevo UN Limited

Paul Reeves



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