Step up your game on projects of any size.
Continuous deployment is a set of automation practices that reduces lead time and improves the reliability, quality, and overhead of software releases. Implementing continuous deployment requires some work, but it has a very positive impact on a project. By establishing a sound deployment pipeline and keeping all of your environments—from development to test to production—as similar as possible, you can drastically reduce risks in the development process and make innovation, experimentation, and sustained productivity easier to achieve.
Developers are usually aware of the basic building blocks for deployment: code repositories, such as Git and Subversion; and build tools, including Ant, Maven, and Gradle. But what other tools can help you step up?
In this article, we present seven open source tools that you can use right now to improve the deployment process on projects big…
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