The CI/CD Pipeline, Term Definition
However, the first three described concepts, which form the acronym CI/CD, are relevant in this lesson: "CI" stands for Continuous Integration, while the "CD" can stand for either Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment.
But before diving deeper, let's clarify the question: what is a pipeline? At its simplest, it is a series of activities that are carried out in a predefined order. Together, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment form the important concept of the CI/CD pipeline with the goal of the best possible automation in software development and reduction of manual effort.