If you need to deploy software more frequently, this book is for you. Applying it will help you reduce risk, eliminate tedious work, and increase confidence. Ill be using the principles and practices here on all my current projects.
Kent Beck, Three Rivers Institute
Whether or not your software development team already understands that continuous integration is every bit as necessary as source code control, this is required reading. This book is unique in tying the whole development and delivery process together, providing a philosophy and principles, not just techniques and tools. The authors make topics from test automation to automated deployment accessible to a wide audience. Everyone on a development team, including programmers, testers, system administrators, DBAs, and managers, needs to read this book.
Lisa Crispin, co-author of Agile Testing
For many organizations Continuous Delivery isnt just a deployment methodology, its critical to doing business. This book shows you how to make Continuous Delivery an effective reality in your environment.
James Turnbull, author of Pulling Strings with Puppet
A clear, precise, well-written book that gives readers an idea of what to expect for the release process. The authors give a step-by-step account of expectations and hurdles for software deployment. This book is a necessity for any software engineers library.
Leyna Cotran, Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine
Humble and Farley illustrates what makes fast-growing web applications successful. Continuous deployment and delivery has gone from controversial to commonplace and this book covers it excellently. Its truly the intersection of development and operations on many levels, and these guys nailed it.
John Allspaw, VP Technical Operations, Etsy.com and author of
The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations
If you are in the business of building and delivering a software-based service, you would be well served to internalize the concepts that are so clearly explained in Continuous Delivery. But going beyond just the concepts, Humble and Farley provide an excellent playbook for rapidly and reliably delivering change.
Damon Edwards, President of DTO Solutions and co-editor of dev2ops.org
I believe that anyone who deals with software releases would be able to pick up this book, go to any chapter and quickly get valuable information; or read the book from cover to cover and be able to streamline their build and deploy process in a way that makes sense for their organization. In my opinion, this is an essential handbook for building, deploying, testing, and releasing software.
Sarah Edrie, Director of Quality Engineering, Harvard Business School
Matthew "Jez" Humble has extensive IT experience as a developer, sysadmin, consultant and manager, working with multiple platforms and technologies. Since 2004, he has worked for ThoughtWorks in Beijing, Bangalore and London; he is now product manager for Cruise, the firm's commercial continuous integration server. Dave Farley works for TradeFair, helping to build the world's highest performance financial exchange. He has spent 30 years writing software ranging from firmware and device drivers to commercial applications and games. He was Technical Principal on some of ThoughtWorks' biggest, most challenging projects, and has extensive experience leading the development of complex software.
Foreword by Martin Fowler
About the Authors
Part I Foundations
1 The Problem of Delivering Software
2 Configuration Management
3 Continuous Integration
4 Implementing a Testing Strategy
Part II The Deployment Pipeline
5 Anatomy of the Deployment Pipeline
6 Build and deployment scripting
7 Commit Testing Stage
8 Automated Acceptance Testing
9 Testing Non-Functional Requirements
10 Deploying and Releasing Applications
Part III The Delivery Ecosystem
11 Managing infrastructure and environments
12 Managing Data
13 Managing components and dependencies
14 Advanced version control
15 Managing Continuous Delivery