Macedon Technologies Releases the Macedon Application Pipeline (MAP) Solution

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As modern software projects become increasingly complex, one of the key success factors is the approach to DevOps. The Macedon Application Pipeline (MAP) solves the DevOps challenge by connecting any Appian instance into a new or existing CI/CD pipeline. The MAP solution allows teams to manage their code effectively in a connected repository and deploy their changes through a configured tree of environments.

Macedon Application Pipeline, or MAP solves the DevOps problem by connecting any Appian instance into a new or existing CI/CD pipeline

Macedon Application Pipeline

Code management and deployment have always been a challenge with Appian systems,” says Colin Schoenfelder, Macedon’s Director of Technology. “We struggled to find a solution that would enable our DevOps to keep up with our teams’ high development velocities, so we decided to create one.

As part of the ongoing effort of Macedon Technologies to empower efficient Digital Transformation in the business community, they have developed and released a DevOps pipeline solution for the Appian Platform.

The MAP solution allows teams to manage their code effectively in a connected repository and deploy their changes through a configured tree of environments. The solution takes advantage of standard repository branching and merging functionality to allow developers to focus on development velocity with minimal overhead for deployment coordination. MAP also handles multiple applications and repositories, database scripts, environment-specific properties, and “hotfix” branches to accommodate urgent fixes outside of regular Agile iteration cycles.

“Code management and deployment have always been a challenge with Appian systems,” says Colin Schoenfelder, Macedon’s Director of Technology. “At Macedon, we have evolved many strategies for keeping track of objects changed through Agile iterations. As a team scales, these tend to take a large amount of management and overhead or can break down altogether.” He continued, “We struggled to find a solution that would enable our DevOps to keep up with our teams’ high development velocities, so we decided to create one.”

“We wanted to make it easy for our developers to commit code, avoid missing dependency issues at deploy time, and have traceability for our administrators,” explained Mark Boltri, Appian Enterprise Architect at Macedon. “To accomplish this, we followed the same iterative practices that we apply in all of our implementations. In the end, we have something that meets the needs of complex teams with parallel development. It has been extensively tested with production use and looks great too.”

The new Macedon Application Pipeline Solution joins a collection of shared components that Macedon has published to the Appian AppMarket.

About Macedon Technologies
Macedon accelerates Digital Transformation by delivering sustainable, enterprise-grade applications using the power of the Appian platform. They are a recognized leader in the Appian partner community, having won several awards, including the 2020 North American Appian Reseller of the Year award.

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