If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering UrbanCode Deploy, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
This is a solution that I recommend but I think that for anybody who is interested in implementing it, I would suggest that they start by reviewing the resources that IBM has online. It is not complicated, and they will be comfortable with how the variables are used and that kind of thing. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
In my opinion, the way you have to develop with UrbanCode Deploy is to use the graphical interface, which is nice. However, for development UrbanCode Deploy is slow. Each time you have to click on something, you have dropdown menus, etc. I am a coder by nature. Some tasks I would normally prefer to go faster. It would be better if I could type commands directly using UrbanCode Deploy. I would give UrbanCode Deploy a six or a seven because it is not easy to set up. The documentation is not commonly found. I think it's pretty expensive too. UrbanCode Deploy is not so much used in the market. When you implement, it's not so easy but you can overcome that. Afterward, when it runs, it runs slowly to complete. Now that we have the solution, we rely on it and really trust it now. I would have given it more points if it were easier to work with. My final rating would be seven out of ten. Take at least one month and properly evaluate the tool with a real business case because it was sold to us in a different way. We were told this tool can do anything and within a week you will have a solution. In reality, it took us three or four months even to come to the final solution. The tool is not as easy as the vendor says it is. You have to get used to it and you should not think that this tool is just magic that will solve your problem. You have to think around your current problem and then see how you can get that into the tool and not vice versa. Don't expect the tool to solve your problems.
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