To quote the white paper:
Continuous Delivery (CoDe) is an approach that builds very much on divide and conquer. It’s bred from a lean and agile paradigm and it encourages you to minimize work in progress and continuously deliver the bits of work you are done with.
In a nutshell, their model boils down to eliminating the long-lived
develop branch and
hotfix branches in nvie’s famous Git branching model, in order to avoid merge conflicts and to eliminate some manual steps.
If you’re looking for a branching model to use on your next project, then CoDe:U is a model to consider. And I’m sure the guys at Praqma would appreciate any feedback to help improve and further develop this model.
Oh, and if you’re into DevOps and happen to find yourself in or around Copenhagen on October 22nd, then you might want to check out the Continuous Delivery & DevOps Conference.