«Continuous Delivery: reliable software releases through build, test, and deployment automation»
Jez Humble·David Farle, «Continuous Delivery: reliable software releases through build, test, and deployment automation», Addison-Wesley Professional, 2010.
The aim of the deployment pipeline is threefold. First, it makes every part of the process of building, deploying, testing, and releasing software visible to everybody involved, aiding collaboration. Second, it improves feedback so that problems are identified, and so resolved, as early in the process as possible. Finally, it enables teams to deploy and release any version of their software to any environment at will through a fully automated process. - p.4