A reproducible deployment and release process is an essential tool in any development team. It reduces the all too real risk of human errors happening when releasing code.
There are a lot of real benefits in having a standardised release process. Perhaps the most important is that it prevents bad changes from reaching your clients.
In the long-term this can not only save time and money but it also makes sure that your client relationships do not suffer.
Another big benefit is that it makes the deployment process very transparent and removes the confusion that can often surround deployments. This comes with the added benefit that any developer is able to jump into a project and figure out how to deploy in a relatively short amount of time.
Standardising our deployment process has also helped speed up deployments quite significantly.
Take a look at our current recommended release process here: