For those following trends in the software industry, Continuous Delivery (CD) has been all the rage. What is it? Simply put – continuous delivery is the ability of a SaaS application to push new software into production multiple times per day. Typically, only the cloud software components are updated at this rate. Client code – either browser code or mobile applications – are updated at a pace between once a week and once a month.
As a software development team, continuous delivery is very exciting. But as the IT person that is the ultimate customer of SaaS applications, do you care about continuous delivery? The answer is -absolutely.
Rowan Trollope recently blogged about the importance of moving fast and innovating quickly. That is the essence of fast IT, and continuous delivery is the key to unlocking fast IT. This is because continuous delivery delivers three essential ingredients that make fast IT possible.
First, continuous delivery means better quality. A SaaS application with continuous delivery will be able to measure and improve upon the performance, reliability and speed of the application in the hands of your own users. Every day you will see it get a little bit better. With continuous delivery, quality isn’t just about defect counts. With continuous delivery, Read More »
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Welcome to another exciting episode of Engineers Unplugged! This week, Colin McNamara (NEXUS IS @colinmcnamara) and Jay Cuthrell (VCE @qthrul) talk methodology and the evolution from linear to continuous delivery. How do software cycles impact the software defined world? Trend or next gen? You decide. This is a great look inside the process, complete with tips on how you can engage.
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Colin McNamara and Jay Cuthrell rock the unicorn challenge: software defined style.
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