Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Google eBook)
Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award!
Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process.
This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable
rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. Through
automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between
developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours—
sometimes even minutes–no matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its code base.
Jez Humble and David Farley begin by presenting the foundations of a rapid, reliable, low-risk
delivery process. Next, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automated process for
managing all changes, from check-in to release. Finally, they discuss the “ecosystem” needed to
support continuous delivery, from infrastructure, data and configuration management to governance.
The authors introduce state-of-the-art techniques, including automated infrastructure management
and data migration, and the use of virtualization. For each, they review key issues, identify best
practices, and demonstrate how to mitigate risks. Coverage includes
• Automating all facets of building, integrating, testing, and deploying software
• Implementing deployment pipelines at team and organizational levels
• Improving collaboration between developers, testers, and operations
• Developing features incrementally on large and distributed teams
• Implementing an effective configuration management strategy
• Automating acceptance testing, from analysis to implementation
• Testing capacity and other non-functional requirements
• Implementing continuous deployment and zero-downtime releases
• Managing infrastructure, data, components and dependencies
• Navigating risk management, compliance, and auditing
Whether you’re a developer, systems administrator, tester, or manager, this book will help your
organization move from idea to release faster than ever—so you can deliver value to your business
rapidly and reliably.
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Review: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment AutomationUser Review - Graeme Lockley - Goodreads
Finally got through this book - content is awesome - something every serious software craftsman should be aware of and be able to apply. The only negative of this book is the average writing style. Read full review
Review: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature)User Review - Yevgeniy Brikman - Goodreads
I'm a bit torn on this book: on the one hand, it is a very thorough look at a number of important, but often overlooked topics; on the other hand, the book is not a very effective teacher of this ... Read full review
Chapter 8 Automated Acceptance Testing
Chapter 9 Testing Nonfunctional Requirements
Chapter 10 Deploying and Releasing Applications
The Delivery Ecosystem
Chapter 11 Managing Infrastructure and Environments
Chapter 12 Managing Data
Chapter 13 Managing Components and Dependencies
Chapter 14 Advanced Version Control