What is CICD in DevOps?

CICD stands for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. These are two different concepts that are complementary to each other.

  • Continuous Integration (CI): In CI all the developer work is merged to main branch several times a day. This helps in reducing integration problems.

In CI we try to minimize the duration for which a branch remains checked out. A developer gets early feedback on the new code added to main repository by using CI.

  • Continuous Delivery (CD): In CD, a software team plans to deliver software in short cycles. They perform development, testing and release in such a short time that incremental changes can be easily delivered to production.

In CD, as a DevOps we create a repeatable deployment process that can help achieve the objective of Continuous Delivery.

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