SAM SIG: Applied Lean Startup Ideas: Continuous Deployment at kaChing

May 17, 2010

Next week we’ll describe how kaChing is applying lean startup ideas, specifically Continuous Deployment.
The talk will be an SDForum’s Software Architecture & Modeling Special Interest Group event.

We will start by about why continuous deployment is so crucial to operating lean and how that applies to a growing financial company like kaChing.

Then, we will present our system’s architecture and discuss our service oriented platform dubbed kawala (in the process of being open sourced). We will describe the mechanics of an automated release from check-in to production: clean build with full regression testing in less than 3 minutes, packaging and deployment by automatically redirecting traffic using ZooKeeper for coordination, health checks and immune system to monitor the release. Finally, we will talk about planned evolutions and the next challenges we face in our infrastructure.

The talk will be on 6:30PM – 9:00PM May 26, 2010 at Linkedin, 2027 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA.

See you there!