Should I use an automated deployment tool? Will this make my work life easier or more complicated? Who needs this anyway? We have an answer, and it's not "42". Read on to find out more.
You've decided you want and need Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment (CD)? Before you sign up for a CI/CD service, there are a few things you should consider.
We like deployment tools, obviously. But we also think that version control systems rock! They not only make your life easier – they play a central role in continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment.
While FTP is still quite popular and a common way to transfer files between two computers, it has some serious disadvantages. So, let's try to look at alternatives and why an automated deployment tool is better than FTP – not just for freelance web developers, but also for small web agencies or for larger DevOps teams.