What is CI/CD? (free PDF)

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Topic: Software
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The traditional Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) model goes something like this:

  1. Planning
  2. Implementation
  3. Testing
  4. Documentation
  5. Deployment and maintenance
  6. Maintaining

The SDLC model has been used for years and it has served the industry well. However, with the advent and widespread usage of containerized applications, the old model doesn’t really work all that well. Why? Speed. One of the main benefits of containerized applications is the speed at which they can be created and deployed.

Even better, especially for enterprise-level businesses, is the fact that containerized applications and services can be almost completely automated from deployment, to scaling, to updating. Those two aspects (speed and automation) really don’t allow for a traditional life cycle model.

And that’s where CI/CD comes into play. What is CI/CD? Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.

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