Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with UrbanCode Deploy.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
This solution could be made more flexible with respect to deploying databases. Liquibase is a valuable feature but it is weak and could be better. I have just seen a video on a product called Datical, and the database workflows are easy to manage. Not just anybody can use this tool without first taking at least the basic training online. I would like to have the agent up and running at all times, as opposed to only while it is in the DevOps pipeline.
What UrbanCode Deploy improved for us is that we have better visibility. We are not deploying faster with it. Actually, it's a little bit slower. We have the software application automation fully under control with UrbanCode Deploy. Whereas when we did it the old way, we had failures. Before we used UrbanCode Deploy it was difficult to find out why we had failures. Now, we don't have any failures anymore, or almost none. For the last couple of months, we have no failures at all and we have full visibility. The interface is doing very well. Performance-wise, our deployment now takes longer. We know that, but that's something that we can live with to take advantage of UrbanCode Deploy's other feature set. We are one major version behind and we will do the updates internally. The only problem is UrbanCode Deploy is used not only by me but by all of the company. We all do our deployments with UrbanCode. Upgrading is not my decision. I certainly would like to have a better way to pass information between deployment steps using UrbanCode Deploy because that's really difficult to do. Personally, I would like it if you can loop on some things like the tags and the agents. I would like to have some more loops.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.