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Last Updated Oct 16, 2016 — DevOps Expert

8 Reasons Why Continuous Delivery Is Great For Developers


Is Continuous Delivery actually good for developers, or is it just one more set of expectations that gets in the way of what they really want…writing great code?

Continuous Delivery brings the promise of better software, delivered faster, at greater scale. But it requires time, commitment, and tremendous cultural change. Does it burden developers with more overhead, more tools, plus the expectation of ever-faster releases? Is it really a good thing for developers?

YES! Here are 8 indisputable reasons why.

1. Freedom to release your own software

Stop jumping through administrative hoops to move your code into production. Streamline and automate steps so your pipeline moves lightning-fast.

2. An escape from perpetual script maintenance

Product update. Re-write scripts. New plugin installation. Re-write scripts. Roll out of bed on a Tuesday. Re-write scripts. Escape the rut! Let model-based deployments do the work for you.

3. Automation that allows more time for creativity

Creativity is the lifeblood of innovation. How can anyone expect you to create amazing code when you’re bogged down in heaps of manual release steps?

4. Agility: faster releases that make faster access to results

Measure, plan, develop. You'll be impressed by how quickly your team can respond to business needs.

5. Real-time release status for everyone across the company

Keep everyone in the loop! By that we mean get everyone off your case so they leave you alone to code. They can go see for themselves : )

6. Early warnings and deep insight bring sanity and stability

No more overnight deploys and 3 AM outage calls.

7. DTAP environments at the drop of a hat

Development, Test, Acceptance, Production… you need so many environments in each release cycle.

8. Continuous improvement: optimize the process, get better results fast!

  If you write code, doesn’t this sound like the best thing since sliced bread? Or better? Learn more about Continuous Delivery for developers.

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