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Chapter 5. Anatomy of the Deployment Pipeline

Introduction

Continuous integration is an enormous step forward in productivity and quality for most projects that adopt it. It ensures that teams working together to create large and complex systems can do so with a higher level of confidence and control than is achievable without it. CI ensures that the code that we create, as a team, works by providing us with rapid feedback on any problems that we may introduce with the changes we commit. It is primarily focused on asserting that the code compiles successfully and passes a body of unit and acceptance tests. However, CI is not enough.

CI mainly focuses on development teams. The output of the CI system normally forms the input to the manual testing ...

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