Build 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.

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.

A breath of fresh air in a complex space.
- From the Foreword by Eric Brewer, Google

This book will drive a better understanding of how to implement a modern delivery process.
- From the Foreword by Jez Humble, co-author of Continuous Delivery

The most comprehensive content I have seen on continuous delivery. By far the best practical introduction.
- William Jamir Silva, Adjust

Essential for any developer providing quality software. It goes directly to your brain.
- Daniel Vásquez, Wizeline

For anyone looking for smooth continuous integration delivery of software in real life.
- Prabhuti Prakash, Calsoft

Table of Contents

  1. inside front cover
  2. Grokking Continuous Delivery
  3. Copyright
  4. dedication
  5. brief contents
  6. contents
  7. front matter
  8. Part 1. Introducing continuous delivery
  9. 1 Welcome to Grokking Continuous Delivery
  10. 2 A basic pipeline
  11. Part 2. Keeping software in a deliverable state at all times
  12. 3 Version control is the only way to roll
  13. 4 Use linting effectively
  14. 5 Dealing with noisy tests
  15. 6 Speeding up slow test suites
  16. 7 Give the right signals at the right times
  17. Part 3. Making delivery easy
  18. 8 Easy delivery starts with version control
  19. 9 Building securely and reliably
  20. 10 Deploying confidently
  21. Part 4. CD design
  22. 11 Starter packs: From zero to CD
  23. 12 Scripts are code, too
  24. 13 Pipeline design
  25. Appendices
  26. Appendix A. CD systems
  27. Appendix B. Version control systems
  28. index
  29. inside back cover