The challenges and practices of release engineering

Diomidis Spinellis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Release-engineering teams are responsible for building and delivering software to the customer and for enabling its development on an industrial scale. This has always been a tall order. In modern software development, a number of factors make release engineering even more challenging. Thankfully, following a handful of established practices lets us address these challenges and deliver software reliably, dependably, and efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • From the Editor
  • release engineering
  • software development
  • software engineering


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