Make continuous deployment practical and cost-effective with Rational ALM tools

Use Rational software with the cloud to save time and effort, reduce risk, and improve governance

From the developerWorks archives

Steve Arnold

Date archived: December 20, 2016 | First published: February 21, 2012

Continuous deployment means deploying software changes to a development, test, preproduction, or production environment. It is similar to adopting continuous compilation and then continuous integration to build every change. Steve Arnold outlines the three main challenges of this approach: design, automation, and governance. Then he explains how using specific Rational tools for ALM, in combination with the cloud, make it practical and cost-effective, because it reduces the effort of testing and deployment, improves governance, and lowers risks of deploying to a production environment.

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