At the end of September, I wrote a blog called “We Need to Stop Using the Term CI/CD,” not to destroy something that you’re used to, but because I believe that CI/CD is a confusing and misleading term. Continuous Delivery is a set of practices, one of which is Continuous Integration, and there are many others. This is key to being able to effectively deliver software today and our community is keen to help establish these definitions so we can set a clear path forward.
If you’re not convinced, watch the CDCon Keynote that Christie Wilson, Zainab Abubakar and I dedicate to the topic: The Past, Present, and Future of Continuous Delivery. Christie Wilson will be sure to convince you that the term ‘CI/CD’ isn’t real!
I realize that this is a long conversation and that it will evolve with time, but the narrative is already unfolding. Tracy Ragan already wrote a post on How Microservices affect Continuous Delivery.
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