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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb overview of the advantages and importance of the approach in this CD manifesto!
I was already familiar with the fundamentals of CI/CD and was interested in gaining a deeper understanding so I could put it to use in my own projects. I was hoping for some typical copy-paste style guide that would allow me to adapt the examples for my own use. However, that's not really what I got!

This book breaks down the fundamentals of Continuous...
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by Sam Aspin

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2.0 out of 5 stars Barely ok and too repetitive
I found the book extremely repetitive, to the point that after the 4th chapter I started skimming through it, as there's no point in reading it all. I don't know if the idea is to repeat phrases until the reader buys into them, or what. I'm quite disappointed that Martin Fowler put his signature on this book. Maybe they're a big happy family at Thoughtworks ... and hey,...
Published on 24 Jan 2011 by Augusto


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4.0 out of 5 stars Automate everything!, 26 May 2011
"Automate everything" is the take-home message of this book. That is to say, not only building and integration but everything from pre-commit unit tests up to the packaging and release or deployment of the finished software. Only in this way can the entire process of producing software be made reliable, reproducible and auditable.

This is an ambitious aim, and one book cannot tell you how to achieve it. The authors freely admit in the preface that they cannot address the topics involved in detail, and are trying to present an overview of their approach to software development. The lack of detail, while inevitable, can be frustrating, and there is some repetition that does make the book feel like a bit of a slog at times. However, it does provide a good starting point for further reading on more specific techniques, along with some general encouragement to believe that the end goal is, while not easy to attain, at least not impossible.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book: Dreadful Production, 10 Mar 2014
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Ironically although the book is a very good treatment of the subject matter - it's quite insightful, clear and well structured, the production let's it down terribly. In my copy every single right facing page is printed on an obvious slant so that the print looks very slightly distorted. Unfortunately for the authors and publishers they're badly let down by the printers who've printed 221 out of 442 pages incorrectly in a book about how automation reduces the scope for error. Pity.
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