22 日，近十位开发者联名发布了软件定义交付宣言（The Software Defined Delivery Manifesto）。该宣言指出交付是每个软件团队和组织的基础和战略能力，只有在交付时，代码才有它的价值，才能塑造精彩的世界。交付是如此重要，现在是时候定义交付，并将其应用到开发工作中。
以下是 Software Defined Delivery 的定义：
Core: Delivery is a fundamental and strategic capability for every software team and organization.
First-class: Delivery code is production code.
Strategic: Decide policy at the team and organization level; implement it with precision, without toil, in code.
Evolving: As we learn, we continually improve our delivery.
Engineered: In robust, testable code. 70s-era scripting languages are insufficient.
Modern software architecture: Event-driven and extensible.
Modern programming languages: Logic is best specified in code, not pictures or GUIs. Scripts don’t scale.
Model-based: Backed by a model of the software domain, with understanding of code.
Testable: Enabling short trips to spot errors before production.
Among people: Each person can express their expertise in code for everyone’s benefit.
Among software: We use best-of-breed tools, but how we combine them is unique.
Between people and software: Collaborative automation enhances our perception and implements our decisions. It brings information and actions to where we are and makes automated behavior comprehensible to us. Using code, we distinguish between a team's shared set of delivery objectives, and their implementations.
Through automation: We automate repeated tasks to speed our work and avoid errors.
Through reuse: Common functionality is shared between developers, teams, and organizations.
Observable: Common means to observe and troubleshoot what happens in the delivery process as a production system.
Trace: Observe activity in a system and trace the relationships between actions.
Debug: Interact with and inspect and a delivery flow.
Metrics: Derive metrics from activity across the entire delivery flow.
Authors: (alphabetical by last name): Kenny Bastani, Marc Holmes, Rod Johnson, Jessica Kerr, Mik Kersten, Russ Miles, Erin Schnabel, Matt Stine. With the help and refinement of many members in the community.
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