How can this process be shortened in order to make new software features available promptly, regardless of whether the requirements are technical, regulatory or specific to a certain field? With continuous delivery and continuous integration. These two strategies play a key role as the central elements of agile software development. The practice of continuous integration and delivery defines the principles and technical practices that allow for the rapid, low-risk and efficient development and delivery of new software features. This way, new requirements can be made available rapidly and at minimal expense as soon as they become available.
Continuous delivery (CD) describes the development of a rapid, reproducible and reliable process for simplifying and greatly accelerating the delivery of software. In doing so, CD is heavily reliant on automating the entire delivery process. Not only does this shorten the process as a whole, but fewer errors are made that negatively affect how the software operates.