Every software company works off of several different development environments–at the very least there is staging, testing, and production. Every push to staging can be spun up as an application to be explored, tinkered with, and tested. These ad hoc spin-ups are known as release apps.
A release app is an environment for engineers to play with, and potentially throw away or promote to production. Release apps have been made easier due to technologies such as infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration, and Kubernetes.
Tommy McClung is the co-founder of Release App, a company that makes it easy to spin up release environments for your software. Tommy joins the show to discuss release workflows, and his work building Release App.
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