What's the difference between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment? While this can be an old concept for some, it still is a source of frustration for many. 

First, you need to know what Continuous Integration is:

Continuous Integration is the concept of testing code changes automatically, and merging passed changes in a common master branch. It is a prerequisite for any Continuous Delivery pipeline.

 

 Automated Continuous Delivery pipeline

Automated Continuous Delivery pipeline

Continuous Delivery is confidence of knowing your codebase could be deployed to production at any given point in time. It implies you have a way of automatically testing and rejecting changes that would break your production environment.

 

 Automated Continuous Deployment pipeline

Automated Continuous Deployment pipeline

Continuous Deployment is taking Continuous Delivery a step further, meaning every valid code change will be deployed to production automatically.

 

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