When implementing DevOps initiatives, the word “continuous” is the key to success. Most Agile schemes today incorporate concepts and strategies that can – and should – be implemented at all times throughout the SDLC. The most important to recognize throughout your team’s development cycle are Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Testing (CT) and Continuous Delivery (CD).
Often, I hear of dev teams wondering which “continuous” deployment model should be used – if at all – and when. Typically, familiar with CI and CD, they’ll pair those two off, while completely separating them from CT. While each serves different purposes, and addresses different aspects throughout the SDLC, all three can – and should – integrate to assure quality, while also maintaining velocity.
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