Whether it’s New York Stock Exchange or Netflix, Samsung or Salesforce.com, companies of all kinds have embraced the design practice known as Continuous Delivery.
Continuous Delivery is a development discipline in which software can be released to production at any time. It’s about building a development and release pipeline where early feedback, automated build and test, and incremental deployments into production can dramatically speed up release cycles. Indeed, you accelerate your time to market — providing a continuous flow of “release candidates” for business acceptance — without sacrificing quality.
In the recently published study Continuous Delivery: The New Normal for Software Development, Evans Research Associates finds that more than 28 percent of organizations use Continuous Delivery across all projects, while 37 percent employ Continuous Delivery for some projects. These adoption rates are expected to accelerate.