A Children's A to Z of Continuous Delivery
A Children's A to Z of Continuous Delivery
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A Children's A to Z of Continuous Delivery

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Last updated on 2020-01-27

About the Book

Hello! Continuous Delivery is really important, but it's also really hard. We thought it might be fun to share with you a friendly introduction to the best bits of Continuous Delivery, in a medium that everyone can understand.

This 26-page book will provide an overview of Continuous Delivery from "A to Z" in the form of sketchnotes. From "A is for Automation" to "I is for Incremental Deployment" and onto "Z is for Zzzzzz", we've got you covered.

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Who should read this book

New and experienced practitioners of Continuous Delivery. Kids. Anyone who likes drawings of cats using computers.


The foreword to this book will be written by Dave Farley, co-author of the  Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). Dave's a big kid at heart, and likes drawings of cats using computers.

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About the Authors

Denise Yu
Denise Yu

Denise is a software engineer. She speaks regularly at Meetups and conferences in Europe, North America, and Asia on a wide range of topics including continuous delivery, organisational culture, infrastructure-as-code, test-driven development, and diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Steve Smith is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Continuous Delivery Consulting. As an early adopter of Continuous Delivery, Steve has overseen Continuous Delivery transformation programmes in multiple organisations to reduce lead times and increase product revenues.

Steve is the author of "Measuring Continuous Delivery", co-author of "A Children's A to Z of Continuous Delivery", and co-author of "Build Quality In". Steve blogs at Continuous Delivery Consulting and is on Twitter at @SteveSmithCD.

About the Contributors

Dave Farley
Dave Farley

Continuous Delivery author

Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book Continuous Delivery a regular conference speaker and blogger and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto. Dave is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, home of the OSS Disruptor, a company that are well known for the excellence of their code and the exemplary nature of their development process. Dave is now an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Dave Farley
  • About Denise Yu
  • About Steve Smith
  • What is Continuous Delivery?
  • A is for Automation
  • B is for Batch Size
  • C is for Cloud
  • D is for DevOps
  • E is for Environments
  • F is for Feature Toggles
  • G is for Generative Culture
  • H is for Handoffs
  • I is for Incremental Deployment
  • J is for ???
  • K is for Knowledge Sharing
  • L is for Lean
  • M is for Measurement
  • N is for No Projects
  • O is for Operability
  • P is for Pipeline
  • Q is for Quality
  • R is for Resilience
  • S is for Stateful
  • T is for Tools
  • U is for Unknowables
  • V is for Versioning
  • W is for ???
  • X is for XP
  • Y is for ???
  • Z is for Zzzzz

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