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A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery by Eberhard Wolff

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Chapter 3. Build Automation and Continuous Integration

This chapter was written by Bastian Spanneberg. He is a Senior Engineer at Instana where he works on platform architecture and automation. His Twitter handle is @spanneberg.

3.1 Introduction

On the technical level Continuous Delivery is completely focused on automation. The first prerequisite for a Continuous Delivery pipeline that has to be met is the automation of the build process and the creation and automation of a suitable infrastructure for the Continuous Delivery pipeline. These topics are covered in this chapter.

The automated build is the basis for the commit stage and is therefore the first step of a Continuous Delivery pipeline. Thus, section 3.2 deals with the topic of build ...

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