Explain the continuous delivery best practices.
Continuous delivery helps in achieving several important benefits:
Firstly, the primary goal of continuous delivery is to make software deployments painless, low-risk events that can be performed at any time, on-demand.
Secondly, it provides faster time to market. That is to say when teams work together to automate the build and deployment, environment provisioning, and regression testing processes, developers can incorporate integration and regression testing into their daily work and completely remove these phases.
Thirdly, it offers higher quality. By creating a deployment pipeline, activities can be performed continuously throughout the delivery process, ensuring quality is built into products and services from the beginning.
Then, by investing in build, test, deployment, and environment automation, we substantially reduce the cost of making and delivering incremental changes to software by removing many of the fixed costs associated with the release process.
Lastly, continuous delivery makes it economic to work in small batches.