Continuous Integration (CI) is an industry standard management/organizational practice in which developers merge code into a shared repository several times daily, thereby detecting problems early. A key component of agile development, practicing Continuous Integration reduces your organization’s exposure to risk, as the system is predicated on addressing issues effectively and early in the development process.
To put CI practices into place, our developers primarily use the Jenkins continuous integration server to build, test, deploy and automate projects. An open-source platform with hundreds of support plugins, Jenkins (learn more about our Jenkins Consulting services) is a hassle-free server system that enables the most efficient CI practices. Depending on the needs and nature of your organization’s project, however, we are able to use numerous other tools. These include TravisCI, Hudson, Bamboo, CircleCI, CIsimple/Ship.io, Codeship, Hudson, Semaphoreapp, Shippable, Solano CI, and Wercker. Our CI experts will work with you to determine which Continuous integration tool will deliver the best results for your organization.
As Continuous Integration experts, our developers rely on CI’s effective form of cross-team communication. The high level of consistent communication ensured by best Continuous Integration practices means that all changes to any kind of software build are incorporated in a timely fashion, which saves your organization both valuable time and resources.
Because CI is predicated on early, in-process troubleshooting, there is little to no time spent debugging, freeing up valuable developer hours for adding new features.
By automatically verifying the new code deposited several times daily into a shared mainline, developers learn early on how code changes are working.
Should any of the code need to be changed, our developers will know at the beginning of implementation, not the end, thanks to CI’s immediate feedback system.
Continuous Integration makes it possible to develop cohesive software, quickly, thanks to easy troubleshooting and open communication practices.
Avoid last-minute chaos with CI. The organizational practice is based on addressing any problems early in development, so at the final stages of implementation, your organization can enjoy hassle-free sailing into new software.
Now learn about Continuous Delivery, the next step in the deployment pipeline.