Continuous Delivery is a software development discipline where The book by Jez Humble and Dave Farley is the foundation book on this. Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)) [Jez Humble. What is Continuous Delivery? The ability to get changes into production or into the hands of users safely and quickly in a sustainable way.

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It’s not that I disagree with the contents, but it’s so boring! Focus on mainline development which I think it has value today but it needs a different explanation from 10 years ago. Great stuff, everyone should this one. These indicators were developed by the Continuous Delivery working group at ThoughtWorks. ContinuousDelivery Martin Fowler 30 May The biggest problem is the lack of real world examples. Continuous Delivery builds on this, dealing with the final stages required for production deployment.

Continuous Delivery

Want humlbe Read Currently Reading Read. A couple of years ago Paul Duvall wrote the book on CI within this series. I would recommend this book for both experienced software engineers or the engineers who just started.

If this sounds too good to be true, bear in mind: But it was written 10 years ago and sometimes that’s obvious.

Find out how we actually ensure our results are reliable and meaningful. Excellent book, clean and to the point.


Overall it’s a good reference for the individual aspects that create a continuous delivery system; however, I wouldn’t recommend reading it from cover to cover. It’s insight to word ratio is simply staggering.


It talks about principles and practices that can help you shorten the cycle of putting code from development into production. I feel thoroughly updated. A few good quotes from the book: It requires thinking — and acting — differently about everything from budgeting and program management to architecture continuojs compliance. If you are in big software teams, you most probably do most of the guidelines in the book, but still, the book provides a good perspective of the issues and possibly a complete checklist when you face the situation!

Without continuous integration, your software is broken until somebody proves it works, usually during a testing or integration stage. Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. Some parts were completely new to me and touched areas I had previously little knowledge of. While we don’t usually do daily deliveries into production, it’s now common to see teams doing bi-weekly releases.

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This provides a good introduction to deployment pipelines. Oct 15, Roman rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the best book about Deployment I’ve read so far. The companion website is another missed oportunity.

Oct 31, Dun Yang rated it really liked it. Perhaps most importantly we remove one of the biggest sources of baleful stress in software development. Cloud Native in the US Federal Government slides video 45m Going cloud native in a highly regulated context presents challenges of its own.

Furthermore you push the executables into increasingly production-like environments to ensure the software will work in production. In this lecture we present five principles for creating valuable, maintainable acceptance test suites. They and our colleagues have taken organizations that struggled to deploy software once a year, into the world of Continuous Delivery, where releasing becomes routine. Great guideline for Journey of continuous delivery This book is one of the best book on practice of continuous delivery.


I see plenty of project stories and they almost all involve a determined shortening of that cycle.

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation

Apr 29, Chris Wood rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good primer to CD. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s kind of like bible on continuous delivery that I’m sure I’ll be referring back to as certain aspects of it become important in my work. I know from first-hand experience that the advice offered in the book is rock-solid. In this talk, Jez will argue this is not a recruitment problem but an organizations failure.

It covers wide range of topics to support this idea. Businesses rely on getting valuable new software into the hands of users as fast as possible, while making sure that they keep their production environments stable.

I was, therefore, surprised that it turned out to be such a struggle to read this book. Knuth’s Art of Comput Technologists operate in a fast-moving environment. For more details, you should go to the book. This is THE classic for continuous delivery.

It is nice for overall understanding of CD, but nothing practical or immediately actionable.