Grokking Continuous Delivery

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6Build and use systems that safely automate software delivery from testing through release with this jargon-busting guide to Continuous Delivery pipelines.

In Grokking Continuous Delivery you will learn how to:

Design effective CD pipelines for new and legacy projects
Keep your software projects release-ready
Maintain effective tests
Scale CD across multiple applications
Ensure pipelines give the right signals at the right time
Use version control as the source of truth
Safely automate deployments with metrics
Describe CD in a way that makes sense to your colleagues

Grokking Continuous Delivery teaches you the design and purpose of continuous delivery systems that you can use with any language or stack. You'll learn directly from your mentor Christie Wilson, Google engineer and co-creator of the Tekton CI/CD framework. Using crystal-clear, well-illustrated examples, Christie lays out the practical nuts and bolts of continuous delivery for developers and pipeline designers. In each chapter, you'll uncover the proper approaches to solve the real-world challenges of setting up a CD pipeline. With this book as your roadmap, you'll have a clear plan for bringing CD to your team without the need for costly trial-and-error experimentation.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Keep your codebase release-ready. A continuous delivery pipeline automates version control, testing, and deployment with minimal developer intervention. Master the tools and practices of continuous delivery, and you'll be able to add features and push updates quickly and consistently.

About the book
Grokking Continuous Delivery is a friendly guide to setting up and working with a continuous delivery pipeline. Each chapter takes on a different scenario you'll face when setting up a CD system, with real-world examples like automated scaling and testing legacy applications. Taking a tool-agnostic approach, author Christie Wilson guides you each step of the way with illustrations, crystal-clear explanations, and practical exercises to lock in what you're learning.

What's inside

Design effective CD pipelines for new and legacy projects
Ensure your pipelines give the right signals at the right times
Version control as the source of truth
Safely automate deployments

About the reader
For software engineers who want to add CD to their development process.

About the author
Christie Wilson is a software engineer at Google, where she co-created Tekton, a cloud-native CI/CD platform built on Kubernetes.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Introducing continuous delivery
1 Welcome to Grokking Continuous Delivery
2 A basic pipeline
PART 2 Keeping software in a deliverable state at all times
3 Version control is the only way to roll
4 Use linting effectively
5 Dealing with noisy tests
6 Speeding up slow test suites
7 Give the right signals at the right times
PART 3 Making delivery easy
8 Easy delivery starts with version control
9 Building securely and reliably
10 Deploying confidently
PART 4 CD design
11 Starter packs: From zero to CD
12 Scripts are code, too
13 Pipeline design

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