Continuous Delivery (CD) is a practice that extends the principles of Continuous Integration (CI) by automating the deployment process and ensuring that software is always in a deployable state, meaning that it can be released to any environment with minimal effort required.
In our approach to Continuous Delivery (CD), while build and test automation are fundamental aspects of our CI, we also have the opportunity to validate upcoming production releases before deployment. By keeping the mainline stable at all times, we let the Product Owner decide to release the latest changes anytime they see fit. We are able to execute production deployments at a moment’s notice. At Kiwee, the benefits of Continuous Delivery are significant. CD reduces deployment risk because small changes are easier to test and fix if any defects emerge in production. It also enhances development velocity, resulting in a quicker time-to-market for new features and updates.