The benefits are numerous:
- Improve software quality.
- Decrease time to market of new features through increasing the frequency of deployments to production.
- Decrease deployment errors that require rollback action to the pre-existing versions.
- Reduce the manual overhead that involves the environment management, configuration and deployment activities.
- Optimize the use of your hardware resources when having created environments only at the time of their use.
Continuous Delivery ModelSupported on a set of practices that respond to the different realities of the process. There are three key fundamentals such as:
Configuration management is the practice that pursues the version control of all the elements of a software solution, source code, data, data schemas, and configurations. With the support of version control tools, a controlled evolution line is established through changes in different elements.
Continuous integration is the practice running a team of software developers that integrate continuous and frequent changes to a version control tool. Once we receive the changes, it is checked automatically the consistency of the resulting version.
To guarantee the quality of the software, it is necessary to define automated test strategies that can be incorporated into continuous integration and version control mechanisms. Implementations of tests can be used repeatedly in different times to ensure the correctness of the product.