Continous Delivery book sits firmly in my “Read” section of books. It effectively tackles the theory and concepts behind continous delivery with a balance between technology and underlying principles.I would go as far as to say that in many way’s “getting” it is a breakthrough in how we make software.
I read the book cover to cover, it took me a while. I read a section each day on the bus on the way to work. It is condensed reading, this is not a book you can read in one day - there is just too much information in it.
So what stood out?
- Advanced Version Control, comparing distributed version control against centralized VCC was interesting.
- Version Control Everything, including all configuration data really hit home
- Creating a build pipeline, creating one set of binaries
Chapter 9 - Testing Non-Functional Requirements
- How to test non-functional requirements
Chapter 15 - Managing Continous Delivery
This chapter covers so of the “managing” aspects of continous delivery. I really liked the maturity model they presented as well as going through the life cycles of creating software.
- Develop and Release
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Talk by Dave Farley on the Rationale for Continous Delivery