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DevOps in Game Dev: Project Planning

DevOps in Game Dev: Project Planning

This is the fourth part in a series on applying devops principles and practices to game development. The first post in the series is here, and the entire series can be found under the devops in game dev tag.

In our post on retrospectives, we wrote about taking note of lessons learned (good and bad) after emergencies or breakpoints in your project—after you deliver a feature, or at the end of a sprint or some unit of time. But how do you know what a good breakpoint is? How do you actually incorporate what you've learned in a retrospective into your future work?

Through effective project planning.

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DevOps in Game Dev: (Blameless) Retrospectives

DevOps in Game Dev: (Blameless) Retrospectives

(This is part 3 of a series on applying devops principles and practices to game development. The main post is here and all posts can be found under this tag.)

In our post on devops philosophies, we emphasized the continuous process of learning and revising, and said that a good place for that to happen is in retrospective (or post-mortem) meetings.

So what is a retrospective?

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DevOps in Game Dev: The Philosophy

DevOps in Game Dev: The Philosophy

(This is part 2 of a series on applying devops principles and practices to game development. The main post is here and all posts can be found under this tag.)

If nothing else about this series proves directly useful to you, take this one thing home:

Don't get stuck in a local maximum.
Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible

Keep moving and keep improving.

Very often, we find a system for ourselves that works and stick with it. We just get used to things that are initially annoying or rough, even if we know there might be a “fix” for it. As a result, we accept failure in some areas, telling ourselves “that's just how it is.”

We shouldn't just accept those irritants and move on. We should continuously reassess whether those need to continue to be rough spots.

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DevOps in Game Dev: The Beginning

DevOps in Game Dev: The Beginning

In early November, I attended and gave a brief talk at DevOpsDays Charlotte 2015, a conference dedicated to exploring ideas around the modern movement of operations informed by and possibly run with development practices.

The typical, most obvious example of devops is the automation of builds and deployments of websites ...

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The Technology of Exploit: Zero Day

The Technology of Exploit: Zero Day

The original Exploit is a game written in ActionScript 3 (Flash) that lives entirely within its Flash container on a web page, whether that be on our site or a Flash portal.

With Exploit: Zero Day, we want to build something browser-based, but more than just puzzles. The puzzles themselves are still in a box on a web page, but that's not the entirety of the game — nor is there any Flash involved.

It's time for Exploit to spread beyond its box and become more complex and social, and that means changing the technology. ...

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