Many DevOps practitioners are using the conveyor belt analogy when explaining continuous integration and continuous deployment methodologies. However, to implement effectively, developers must fine-tune the deployment methods to ensure a seamless, automated strategy.
Compared to a conveyor belt, CI/CD is actually more flexible. Consider a case where a developer needs to change a process to improve efficiency or reduce error. It wouldn’t be as difficult to deploy the change compared to the roadblocks that you’d run into when trying to implement a change to an assembly line. Just imagine the re-engineering that you’d have to do to make one small change, like speeding up the belt speed. It becomes a little more challenging, but in the CI/CD case, it’s much easier.
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