Continuous Deployment for Mobile

Facebook’s approach to nearly continuous deployment of mobile software Chuck Rossi, along with 5 other co-authors that include Kent Beck (yes, XP Kent Beck), recently published the research paper Continuous Deployment of Mobile Software at Facebook (Showcase). If you have not read this article, I highly recommend reading the 12 pages in full. Challenges of continuous deployment of mobile software The paper provides insight regarding the challenges with continuous deployment of mobile software, including: Software updates not being transparent to end users, as we have with services delivered via the cloud…

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State of DevOps and CD

High performing DevOps teams have a significant competitive advantage. The 2016 State of DevOps Report put out by PuppetLabs and DORA showed that high performers dominate their markets and obliterate their competitors. Does that sound a bit dramatic? They are able to take ideas to market 200 times more frequently, creating a high-speed vehicle for saving the best ideas and tossing the losing ideas out quickly. They deploy new services and products 2,555 times faster. While their competition is still thinking about maybe possibly perhaps deploying a new capability, high-performers have already…

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