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Latest State Of CD Report Reveals Continued Increase Of DevOps Practices Adoption


The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the open source software foundation that seeks to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed, has announced the latest State of Continuous Delivery report, fourth in a series launched three years ago. The announcements come at the start of cdCon + GitOpsCon (May 8 – 9, 2023), an in-person event in Vancouver, Canada, co-organized with The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

The State of CD Report findings are based on data from the previous six Developer Nation surveys, which reached more than 125,000 respondents worldwide over two and half years. The report is an important resource for organizations to understand how the performance of organizations across different industries is impacted by applying CD practices and using modern technologies while highlighting some of the emerging trends to keep an eye on and pitfalls to avoid.

This year’s noteworthy findings include:

  • Continued increase of DevOps practices adoption; 84% of developers participating in DevOps-related activities.
  • Testing applications for security measures has become the second most popular DevOps-related activity, with 37% of developers actively involved.
    Using CI/CD tools is correlated with better software delivery performance across all metrics.
  • While using CI/CD tools can improve development performance, an increasing number of self-hosted CI/CD tools used by DevOps practitioners doesn’t lead to greater performance, possibly due to interoperability issues.

F5 NGINX, Prodvana, Salesforce, and Testkube joined the CD Foundation as new members. They join premier members CloudBees, Google Cloud, JFrog, and Red Hat, as well as the broader open source CI/CD community, in helping to strengthen the growth and evolution of continuous delivery.

The CDF provides vendor-neutral data on key DevOps and development metrics to show where Continuous Delivery (CD) stands in 2023 and beyond. The State of CD Report Series started in 2021; this is the fourth report.