Erick Jones

I have been working with Java EE technologies for 20 years, and have applied industry experience implementing IBM and Oracle solutions. Through my architecture and development experience I have implemented several homegrown and third party automation solutions to manage the software delivery lifecycle. At Flexagon I am a DevOps evangelist, with a passion for helping customers deliver software to their customers faster, cheaper, and with higher quality. My primary focus is on FlexDeploy product strategy, and pre-sales and post-sales implementations.

In the final blog article in the FlexDeploy Loves E-Business Suite series I will incorporate Continuous Integration and Automated Testing, enabling DevOps at a powerful scale.  Incorporating the key elements of DevOps enables rapid and high-quality software delivery to customers, placing more focus on IT’s greatest value – innovation! FlexDeploy Loves Oracle E-Business Suite: Series

In this blog article I will expand on the solution which was showcased in FlexDeploy Loves E-Business Suite: Crawling, and enable Continuous Delivery using FlexDeploy Pipelines and Releases.  In the previous article I configured the workflows, topology, and project configuration, and performed basic adhoc build and deployments. FlexDeploy Loves Oracle E-Business Suite: Series Overview DevOps

This is the third article in our series on what makes FlexDeploy a perfect fit for Oracle E-Business Suite users. In this blog article I will walk through the core components of FlexDeploy, which enable the basics of build and deployment automation. I will demonstrate how to build and deploy Oracle E-Business Suite customizations across

In this blog series, I will introduce FlexDeploy’s DevOps solution for Oracle E-Business Suite, walking through several use cases and deployment models.  Using the crawling/walking/running metaphor, we will explore how FlexDeploy can support escalating DevOps maturity requirements.  The challenges are real, but why should ERP teams be left in the cold? FlexDeploy Loves Oracle E-Business

In 2019, DevOps is not just some passing trend.  IT organizations are buying in because they are asked to manage an increasing number of business applications in complex heterogeneous environments.  As the breadth and complexity rises, the demand for innovation and the ability to execute faster is escalating.  DevOps provides a platform for IT staff

One of the most popular enhancement requests we have received recently is to enable the same “Partial Deployment” capabilities for database objects that have been empowering Oracle EBS developers/administrators since FlexDeploy 3.0.  With the EBS solution, developers can source customizations from a Source Control Management system, and migrate them across their entire EBS Topology.  Partial

FlexDeploy has long had support for managing the build and deployment life-cycle of a diverse set of technologies across the environments in your topology.  As companies have introduced DevOps, or matured in their adoption, the need for managing collections of these deployments at a macro level has come to the forefront.  Software changes are often

FlexFields provide a powerful mechanism for capturing customer specific information and/or injecting custom validation logic.  Chandresh wrote a blog article some time ago showing how FlexFields could be configured for a deployment request.  Since he wrote that blog new features have been added to make FlexFields even more powerful. Build Request FlexFields (4.0.3 ) Invisible

FlexDeploy has long had support for injecting approvals into the deployment life-cycle.  These approvals can be managed per environment, and at the folder or application level.  Any applicable deployment request will then require the approval of the configured FlexDeploy group. For customers who use ServiceNow as their chanage management solution, the story has just become

Source Control Systems provide mechanisms for keeping track of every change to your application source code.   Identifying which changes have been deployed to which environments is either managed by deployment tooling, manual process, or in many cases, not managed at all.  In today’s world of regulations and audits, leaving this unmanaged in not an option.