Beyond Continuous Delivery: An Empirical Investigation of Continuous Deployment Challenges

@article{Shahin2017BeyondCD,
  title={Beyond Continuous Delivery: An Empirical Investigation of Continuous Deployment Challenges},
  author={Mojtaba Shahin and Muhammad Ali Babar and Mansooreh Zahedi and Liming Zhu},
  journal={2017 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)},
  year={2017},
  pages={111-120}
}
  • Mojtaba ShahinM. Babar Liming Zhu
  • Published 9 November 2017
  • Computer Science, Business
  • 2017 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
Context: A growing number of software organizations have been adopting Continuous DElivery (CDE) and Continuous Deployment (CD) practices. Researchers have started investing significant efforts in studying different aspects of CDE and CD. Many studies refer to CDE (i.e., where an application is potentially capable of being deployed) and CD (i.e., where an application is automatically deployed to production on every update) as synonyms and do not distinguish them from each other. Despite CDE… 

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