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Agile Application Lifecycle Management: Using DevOps to Drive Process Improvement by Leslie Sachs, Bob Aiello

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Chapter 9. Continuous Delivery and Deployment

Continuous deployment (CD) is a methodology for updating production systems as often as necessary and generally in very small increments on a continuous basis. It would be difficult to understand continuous deployment without discussing continuous integration and delivery. The terminology for CD has been confusing at best, with many thought leaders using the terms continuous delivery and continuous deployment interchangeably. We discussed continuous integration in Chapter 8. Continuous delivery focuses on ensuring that the code baseline is always in a state of readiness to be deployed at any time. With continuous delivery, we may choose to perform a “technical deployment” of code without actually ...

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