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The Carbon Deployment Module

Carbon Deployment Module

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The deployment service provides a system to simplify the management of application configuration values that are different based on the runtime-environment of the application.

A standard enterprise application runs in at least three different environments (development, staging, production) and each environment contains multiple instances of the application for different developers or servers. While the configuration structure is the same, some configuration values must change based on the environment (e.g. database, credentials, localhost address, etc.). The deployment service allows all of these settings to reside inside source-controlled configurations and be changed by setting two runtime deployment properties that tell the system which deployment to use.

Deployment configurations are extensible. A base configuration is created for the environment (such as development) and individual developers may extend it and override the settings which are unique to them. This allows an environment setting to be updated for all developers' environments by updating the base configuration.

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