XebiaLabs has announced new features and enhancements to its XL Deploy and XL Release software delivery automation products. Included are updates to its dashboards and reporting functions designed to improve feedback on the software build and release process.
Enterprise Release Pipeline Orchestration
XL Deploy and XL Release respectively provide (plug-and-play) application release automation, as well as "enterprise release pipeline orchestration" for DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Both are components of XL Platform, which also comprises XL Test for Agile test management and analysis, and XL Scale for on-demand provisioning and scaling of full environments.
Configurable Value Stream Analysis XL Release dashboards have been expanded to include a new, configurable Value Stream Analysis that highlights areas of your pipelines and release processes that are prime candidates for improvement.
Several additional automation plugins, including ServiceNow and Splunk, have also been added to XL Release. XL Release also now features new smart webhook support to automate any target system with an HTTP or REST API.
Easy configuration and integration with Cool Tech Already designed to make it easy to add support for new middleware tools, the XL Deploy plugin API has gained additional extensibility by including a new, fully backwards-compatible rule DSL on top of the existing plugin API. This makes it even easier to configure XL Deploy for your existing environment and extend it to support the latest and greatest "cool tech" in a couple of lines of XML, without coding.
Customizable Views and Dashboards
XL Deploy also includes a preview version of the new UI extension framework, which will allow users to seamlessly integrate their own views and dashboards into the user interface.
To solve common configuration drift problems in several types of middleware environments, XL Deploy now provides an additional set of advanced reports. The reports feature smart container matching and attribute filtering designed to highlight what is important, avoiding the time spent running through thousands of irrelevant default properties.
"The new feature can compare target environments directly and also tracks discrepancies between XL Deploy's repository and the live environment. As an added bonus, the report interface introduces the first HTML5 UI components to XL Deploy, based on the new UI extension framework," according to the company.