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Continuous Delivery: Getting Started

When you look at the release schedules from big software companies (Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and so on), you typically find releases about once a year, or every two years, or sometimes even every three years. In the past, although users weren’t necessarily patient, they put up with this release schedule. Even smaller companies used this kind of scheduling. In this scenario, the only time a release came out sooner was to fix bugs. No new features would be included. Of course, software wasn’t delivered online back then. Instead, products were shipped on disk or CD