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A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery by Eberhard Wolff

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Chapter 12. Conclusion: What Are the Benefits?

This book should have made clear that Continuous Delivery is much more than just an automation of infrastructure and an optimization of deployment. In fact, the central objectives of Continuous Delivery are:

•  Feedback

Faster and more frequent deployment results in faster feedback from production. The different test phases also focus on providing feedback with regards to software problems as fast as possible.

•  Automation

Tests and deployment are automated for Continuous Delivery to allow for rapid feedback.

•  Reproducibility

The extensive automation allows one to exactly reproduce test results and software installations.

•  Easier Error Search

All changes to servers and software are versioned. ...

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