Any time a company has to do a major software upgrade or installation, the main goal usually is to do so with as little interruption to workflow as possible. The same is true when it comes to Java deployment. Many things could go wrong with a Java deployment, but with attention to detail in the planning and implementation process, the entire project can be a huge success. Here are some best practices for having a successful Java deployment.
One of the first things any team should do is make a checklist of what needs to happen at every step of the deployment process. The process can be very complicated, but made much easier when you’ve worked together to think about every step and anticipate any potential problems. If you don’t believe your company is equipped with the right technical expertise, then it may be valuable to work with a staffing agency to find an expert to help with your project.
There isn’t a standard set of tools or resources companies should have across the board to have a successful Java deployment. Every situation is different, so once you’ve made your checklist and plan, you can do some research on what tools are needed. One of your best tools may be a staffing agency, which has a database of experts looking for various Java developer jobs. The cost of hiring a temporary employee to follow through with your project is nothing compared to having to fix issues throughout the process due to lack of resources.
Monitoring your key performance indicators (KPIs) is critical throughout the Java deployment process. Watch your database performance, exception rates, server utilization, log volume and more. When you identify a possible performance issue, you can work quickly to identify the source and fix it before it becomes a larger problem. Without close monitoring, you’ll have to retrace your steps, which can become a long and tiresome process.
Another key to a successful Java deployment is anticipating problems and knowing how to fix them when they arise. Very few deployments go perfectly, but it doesn’t mean they are all problematic. Some issues can be fixed as it’s being deployed, but you may also consider a rollback strategy. Having this strategy allows you to return back to the last version of Java in case something goes critically wrong in the process.
Catapult Staffing has a large database of professionals looking for Java developer jobs. Many companies don’t necessarily hire experts in-house simply to have a successful Java deployment. Utilizing temporary experts can be a great way to ensure your deployment project is successful. For more information on how we can help your company with its latest project, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.