Automatic Releasing

Survey is show junior devops are still believe in Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and documentation.

—DevOps Borat1

In earlier chapters, you learned about the importance of automation as a vehicle for reducing cycle time and for fostering collaboration between development and operations. In Chapter 3 you learned that automatic releasing is a building block of DevOps and that it can be a powerful strategy to decouple deployment and release.

Automatic releasing reduces the risk of releasing software, ensures repeatability, and, above all, helps to gain fast feedback. Automating error-prone, repetitive, and time-consuming activities is essential.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss prerequisites of automatic releasing and explore ...

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