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9 trends changing continuous delivery and release automation

The continuous delivery model is a continuous delivery model of software development that makes it possible to release new functionality or bug fixes on the internet at any time. In the past, releases were planned, set in stone, and could not respond to customer needs at an acceptable speed.

Check out some continuous delivery trends to tweak your entire development for the best:

1. Cyber shield
Cyber shield is a critical component of any continuous delivery pipeline. It ensures that the software delivered to customers is free from security vulnerabilities and complies with industry standards. A robust cyber shield is essential for maintaining the integrity and trust of the continuous delivery pipeline and protecting the organisation and its customers from potential security threats.

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2. CI/CD principles
Continuous Delivery differs from traditional software development by optimizing the entire delivery process. It requires you to think about automation, testability and continuous integration. And that’s just for starters. Here are the key components:

  • Modularising your code means building and deploying microservices independently without worrying about disrupting the entire system.
  • **Focus on APIs **enhances efficiency by providing a simpler way to integrate tools, making it much easier to automate the delivery process.
  • Version control allows collaboration between different developers and helps with rollbacks, fixes, and the ability to revert to a previous version in case of problems.

3. Dynamic pipelines
In today’s fast-moving world, developers want to make changes quickly and without restrictions. Unfortunately, this only sometimes works in the right way. That’s why it’s essential to create a safety net that can be used to test and deploy changes safely. Dynamic pipelines can be implemented in various ways, such as through conditional statements, programmatic control of pipeline stages, or data-driven pipeline configuration.

4. Self-serve developer environments
Self-serve developer environments are quickly becoming a critical component of Continuous Delivery. They make environment creation and management faster but also help reduce the risk of early errors affecting the end product. Auto-deploying these environments enables developers to focus on writing code rather than setting up a dev environment for testing.

5. Everything as code
“Everything as Code” is about automating everything and configuring it with the same tools used to build the application. All aspects of coding are managed through version control systems: configs, tests and infrastructure. This enables operations engineers to get more visibility into code and test failures to resolve issues quickly, thus reducing the number of manual errors and increasing software delivery speed.

The future of software development is one of continuous delivery, where developers can continuously deploy code and make changes to their applications in real-time.

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