Not only that, but you also get a product that has been tested and retested so bugs are wiped out before they become an issue in the deployment phase. Think of it this way — continuous integration covers the build and testing, while continuous delivery takes care of the packaging and deployment aspects.
Some of the key benefits of CI/CD include:
- Smaller, simple code changes
- Faster testing and fault isolation
- Reduced mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR)
- Speedier rate of release
- Increased test reliability
Add these together, and ultimately, it means you have created a stronger development pipeline that yields a better quality end product. In a DevOps environment, it helps even out the world of development code changes with the operational desire for quick delivery of stable software products.
Often considered a DevOps best practice that can drive key performance indicators like MTTR, lead times and more thanks to the better cooperation, continuous testing and automated processes from the development starting line to deployment.
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