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Continuous Delivery and DevOps: A Quickstart Guide by Paul Swartout

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Chapter 1. Evolution of a Software House

Before we get into the meat of what continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps are all about, I would like to introduce you to ACME systems. This fictional web-based software business started out—as these things sometimes do—in a back bedroom of one of the founders. The founders were visionaries with big ambitions, good ideas, dreams, and a little bit of cash.

After a few years of hard work, determination, and much blood, sweat and tears, the dream of the founders was realized. The business was recognized as a leader in their field and was acquired by a multinational corporate. This acquisition brought with it the funding and resources needed to allow the business to grow and expand to become a global player. That ...

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