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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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Peer-reviewed research has shown continuous delivery makes releases less painful and reduces team burnout.

Some parts might not surprise you all that much, but are great to revisit – even old hands might learn a thing or two from the refreshing mix contiinuous theory and practice, and the very relevant real life examples.

By applying patterns such as blue-green deployments it is relatively straightforward to achieve zero-downtime deployments that jdz undetectable to users. Continuous Integration usually refers to integrating, building, and testing code within the development environment.

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A very good overview of the topic. For each, they review key issues, identify best practices, and demonstrate how to mitigate risks. A couple of years ago Paul Duvall wrote the book on CI within this series. Going cloud native in a highly regulated context presents challenges of its own.

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

Sep 30, Sergey Shishkin rated it really liked it. The book was not out at the time, and there were a lot of missteps and mistakes along the way. To paraphrase, performance is a measure of the time taken to process a single transaction, and can be measured either in isolation or under load. DevOps promises to transform the way contonuous work.

In this talk Jez will explain the flaws in such frameworks, why they so often fail to produce the desired humlbe, and what we should do instead. Great stuff, everyone should this one. Aug 04, Rod Hilton rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is considered a cornerstone of the DevOps movement.


This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. To ask other readers questions about Continuous Deliveryplease sign up.

Jan 26, Kev rated it really liked it. In the late 90’s I paid a visit to Kent Beck, then working in Switzerland for an insurance company.

The maximum throughput a system can sustain, for a given workload, while maintaining an acceptable response time for each individual request, is its capacity. Continuous Delivery builds on this, dealing with the final stages delovery for production deployment. Estimating, planning, working together, following good engineering practices – these are tough adjustments for completely chaotic teams.

This capability provides an incredible competitive advantage for organizations that are willing to invest the effort to pursue it. Want to Read saving…. These indicators were developed by the Continuous Delivery working group at ThoughtWorks. Sep 21, Giorgi Bakradze rated it liked it.

As an example, on pagethe authors discuss the diamond dependency problem, but they use only text. The only downside is that the book was written both to be read cover to cover as well as read piecemeal, which leads to repetition of information in some places. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book by Jez Humble and Dave Farley is the foundation book on this topic. I’m a bit torn on this book: 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.

In this talk Jez will describe how to implement devops principles and practices, how to overcome typical obstacles, and the outcomes DevOps enables. Further Reading Website for Book Free chapter on build pipelines InformIT has made chapter five of the book available as a free download. With continuous integration, your software is proven to work assuming a sufficiently comprehensive set of automated tests with every new change—and you know the moment it breaks and can fix it immediately.


Few things really stick in my mind: It is a handbook for every possible angle about delivering software continuously. For your team’s sake, I hope you agree. This is true even in highly regulated domains such as financial services and government.

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The practices at the heart of continuous delivery help us achieve several important benefits: This regular deployment gave them many advantages: The content is good but as the Authors stated there is a lot of repetition trade off to make chpaters standalone.

Lean Enterprise slides video 50m video 1h40m with Gary Gruver Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. Acknowledgements Jez Humble provided detailed help with this page. Guide page Guide to articles on this site that expand on Continuous Delivery.

If you want that, but don’t fancy getting new software to your entire user base, you can deploy to a subset of users. Martin Fowler Signature Book 1 – 10 of 11 books.

What is Continuous Delivery? – Continuous Delivery

Technologists operate in a fast-moving environment. It covers wide range of topics to support this idea. Mar 17, Janis Orlovs rated it it was amazing. The book successfully teaches the reader about continuous delivery, the process and its benefits. Great guideline for Journey of continuous delivery This book is one of the best book on practice of continuous delivery. May 21, Holger Matthies rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s not that I disagree with the contents, but it’s so boring!

Continuous Delivery is a book that every agile team who wants to advance together should read.