What are the advantages of Continuous Delivery
In Continuous Delivery, the code changes are designed to roll out automatically during the software development lifecycle. The main aim is to speed up the development and reduce the cost and risks without hampering code quality.
Continuous Delivery or CD implements a straightforward process to release which is repeatable and restricts the manual process. In the ideal CD scenario, manual intervention is only needed at the time of deployment.
As soon as a development team has achieved continuous integration, the CD is the next step in the automation of the software pipeline (CI).
With a primary focus on unit testing, CI automates the merging and testing of code changes. The CI/CD pipeline, which transfers code from individual developers’ machines via automated testing to a build that is suitable for production, is created when CI and CD are coupled.
Advantages of Continuous Delivery:
- Easy Bug Findings: There is a strong testing strategy in CD that automatically test the application for real-world behavior after the deployment process. In this way, the bug is detected much before it is pushed to production. It does not only help the development team to find out the errors but also helps in anticipation of errors for future releases.
- Cost Saving: The Continuous Delivery Process decreases the delivery cost of the software by eliminating the manual process and allows the developers to concentrate on high-end and more important projects. Through CI/CD pipeline many more features are added in quickly time and enable the development team to deliver more projects.
- Better Quality: There is a standard requirement for any application that is implemented in the test cases. For that reason, it meets the need of the customers in a better way. It also helps to deliver a Minimally Viable Product (MVP) quicker so that the customers can input their feedback suggesting improvements. The feedbacks are very important for the customers for further development.
- Lower Risk: Any application becomes successful when more and more customers use it. In case, your software has an update for better service but the customers cannot use it as it frequently hangs or shut down; then there is no use. To avoid that, you need to standardize the release process and implement the test validation to detect the bugs before deployment.
The testing strategy for any application is standardized and automated by CD in order to validate the requirements of the customers. Intellitech is a trusted partner for continuous delivery services for leading software and application development companies.