Economics of Continuous Deployment

added by dpeterson
2/13/2012 1:14:57 PM


CI is great, you'd think then that continuous deployment would be just as awesome. Clients automatically get access to the latest build, and you as the developer don't even have to think about it. That's what Ayende and his team thought as well, until they discovered the hidden economic issues behind this delivery model.


2/14/2012 10:18:11 AM
An annual license fee should solve the economic problem of continuous integration. This will allow developers to work on major features and bugs in the current features.

2/14/2012 1:32:55 PM
I agree, however I think another option would be to make use of release tags and provide access to tagged builds based on license. If you tag your releases and push fixes to those release branches, that will allow users to get updates without having access to the latest features in a newer version. This allows someone to pay once for their product, yet still receive timely updates without paying a subscription.