DZone Research’s Guide to Continuous Delivery

Josh Gray posted a Random Thoughts on DevOps article last month that included a reading list. I’ve read the two novels on there, but I had not read DZone Research’s Guide to Continuous Delivery (it’s free with an email, and you will get a few of them but they seem to respect unsubscribe requests). It’s a pretty short guide, something you can read on your lunch break. It does have some overlap with other DevOps guides, but if you’re unfamiliar with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, as ideas or as implementations, it’s definitely worthwhile.

Even if you are familiar with CD, page 24 is awesome. It’s a CD “Maturity Checklist”. If this is all new to you, it takes the previous 23 pages and distills all the advice and generalities down to some pretty specific and relatable items. If you are already on your CD journey, now you can view where you are and where you need to go.

There’s also a nice glossary on page 35. As I’ve said before, it’s a real benefit to everyone when you’re speaking the same language.

I recommend taking a few moments to read over this brief guide. Josh also recommended their Guide to Enterprise Integration, which I haven’t read yet but I’ll take his word for.