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A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery by Eberhard Wolff

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Chapter 2. Providing Infrastructure

2.1 Introduction

This chapter focuses on an essential foundation for Continuous Delivery: provisioning infrastructure. In the different phases of the Continuous Delivery pipeline, software has to be installed on computers to perform acceptance and capacity tests or explorative tests. This approach requires automation since a manual installation would be much too laborious. In addition, automation will decrease the risk associated with bringing a new release into production since it guarantees that the necessary environments are always installed identically.

Section 2.2 shows how simple installation scripts can support automation. However, such scripts are often not sufficient. Therefore, section 2.3 discusses ...

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