Continuous Deployment (CD) in software development
Continuous Deployment describes the continuous deployment of changes to an application on a server that the customer cannot access. Through the continuous deployment the test team can always check the latest version of the software.
Differentiation between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment
In difference to Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment does not deliver each change to the customer automatically. Each change gets deployed on a server and can be tested there manually. That means that the degree of automation of Continuous Deployment is lower than Continuous Delivery.
Compared to Continuous Integration, the automation is higher, because the latest version is always ready to be tested. In Continuous Integration that is not the case.
Continuous Deployment with the Cloudogu EcoSystem
To implement a Continuous Deployment pipeline with the Cloudogu EcoSystem you only have to provide a deployment target for Jenkins.