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The DevOps 2.2 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic

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Continuous deployment role in the system

The continuous deployment process is fully automated. No exceptions. If your pipeline is not automated, it is not continuous deployment. You might require a manual action to deploy to production. If that action consists of pressing a single button that says, in bold letters, deploy, your process is continuous delivery. I can accept that. There might be business reasons for having such a button. Still, the level of automation is the same as with continuous deployment. You are only a decision maker. If there are any other manual operations, you are either doing continuous integration or, more likely, something that should not have a word continuous in its name.

No matter whether it is continuous deployment ...

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