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This review is from: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature) (Hardcover)
"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.