The Rational Approach to Automation

As the software industry evolves, a set of patterns emerges that is analogous to a modern, industrial approach to software and systems delivery that, for the purposes of this article, we will be referring to as a "software and systems delivery factory." The title reflects the evolution of the industrialization of software and systems from a craft-based process focused on individuals to a mature, repeatable process that produces consistent, high-quality output and is not held hostage to variances in individual developer nuances.
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