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Docker in Practice by Aidan Hobson Sayers, Ian Miell

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Chapter 7. Continuous delivery: a perfect fit for Docker principles

This chapter covers

  • The Docker contract between dev and ops
  • Taking manual control of build availability across environments
  • Moving builds between environments over low-bandwidth connections
  • Centrally configuring all containers in an environment
  • Achieving zero-downtime deployment with Docker

Once you’re confident that all of your builds are being quality-checked with a consistent CI process, the logical next step is to start looking at deploying every good build to your users. This goal is known as continuous delivery (CD).

In this chapter we’ll refer to your CD pipeline—the process your build goes through after it comes out of your CI pipeline. The separation can sometimes ...

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