In January 2016 Activision approved a pilot project to build a containerised continuous delivery pipeline using Docker. This project spanned multiple devops teams and would culminate in launching a production title “Skylanders Imaginators” in October 2016.
This talk will discuss the cultural and technical challenges faced throughout the pilot. Spoiler alert: Not everyone was happy with the decision to use Docker. The talk will cover the concerns and how we handled them.
For the first time in Demonware history developers were responsible for the launch and support of a title. This included infrastructure provisioning, load testing and on call duties.