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What is Continuous Integration?

Set up a continuous integration workflow with AWS CodePipeline, which lets you build a workflow that builds code in AWS CodeBuild every time you commit a change. Continue reading this article at Amazon

Continuous Integration in DevOps

To achieve an iterative, fail-fast workflow, Agile methodologies encouraged embedding customer stakeholders full time with the development team, thereby providing in-house, real-time expertise on customer needs and requirements. In essence, Agile methodologies have created a constant, real-time feedback loop between customer subject matter experts and software development teams. In a previous post, I presented DevOps as an extension of Agile principles. Consistent with this definition, DevOps takes the real-time feedback loop concept and extends it to other points in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), mitigating risks due to disconnects between developers, quality assurance (QA), and operations staff, as well as disconnects between developers and the current state of the software. Continue reading this article at SEI

What is Continuous Integration?

Teams use build definitions to ensure that every commit to the master branch triggers the automated build and testing processes. Implementing CI this way ensures bugs are caught earlier in the development cycle, which makes them less expensive to fix. Automated tests run for every build to ensure builds maintain a consistent quality. Continue reading this article at Microsoft

9 Benefits of Continuous Integration

Hubspot, Etsy, and Wealthfront all use continuous deployment to deploy multiple times a day. In 2013, Hubspot reported that they deploy 200-300 times per day. People often assume that continuous deployment only works for web-based software companies, so I’d like to offer another example in a completely different industry: Tesla. Tesla Model S is using continuous deployment to ship updates to the firmware on a regular basis. These changes don’t simply change the dashboard UI or offer new ways to change console settings in your car, they improve key elements of the car, like acceleration and suspension. Tesla proves that continuous delivery can work for any team committed to the practice. Continue reading this article at DZone

Continuous Integration – The Heart of DevOps

Q: How does CI help maintenance of a small application when the cost of maintaining CI is a bit high for the application? A: It is true that the larger the team and application, the more justifiable the cost of infrastructure and tooling around CI. But on the flipside, the ability to set up API calls and Webhooks for smaller applications is easier than for those that are large. This is generally due to less dependencies and the number of integration points. For small applications, the goal should be CI that is 100% PaaS-based in Cloud testing environments, so that the ONLY effort is integration. This comes at a low cost when it is done by developers while they are coding. Continue reading this article at Sauce Labs

DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery

In order to provide better quality while keeping up on the growing number of projects and features lead Red Hat to adapt it’s processes. Moving from a 3 team process (Product Management, Engineering and QA) to a feature team approach each embedding all the actors of the delivery process was one of the approach we took and which we are progressively spreading. Continue reading this article at Red Hat Stack

What is the difference between continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps?

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a concept that was first described in the 2010 book co-authored by Jez Humble and David Farley, both of ThoughtWorks. Continue reading this thread at StackOverflow

DevOps & Continuous Integration

The Development team uses QuerySurge to build and run Unit tests as ETL code is developed, for immediate testing as code is committed in the development environment, catching issues in their code quickly, which reduces remediation costs to the project. Continue reading this article at QuerySurge

Continuous Integration – The Heart of DevOps

Q: What cultural factors are absolutely necessary for CI to (a) happen and (b) sustain? A: Shared motivation for results, no barriers, and no ownership. Integration environments are like the application/code café. Everyone comes together. Which means that the creation of these environments needs to be autonomous, and open. For example, there cannot be a ticketing process to obtain CI VMs or access to Cloud solutions. And there needs to be flexibility in who can do what. So this means there cannot be any barriers between IT, Dev, and QA. QA should be able to suggest changes to the entire team, for example. You can achieve this by defining a shared objective that is all about results. The results equal finding bugs and resolving them faster. With this goal, more commits and more iterations in the integration environment will happen naturally. This drives more releases per commit, more automation in the CI environment, and more interaction among the entire team. Continue reading this article at Sauce Labs

DevOps Tools for Continuous Integration

CircleCI is a CI tool hosted only on GitHub. It supports several languages, including Java, Python, Ruby/Rails, Node.js, PHP, Skala and Haskell. It offers services based on containers. CircleCI offers one container free, and any number of projects can be built on it. It offers up to five levels of parallelization (1x, 4x, 8x, 12x and 16x). Therefore, maximum parallelization of 16x can be achieved in one build. CircleCI also supports Docker platform. Continue reading this article at Maruti

DevOps and Continuous Integration challenges in C/C++ projects

In any case, inlining is just a suggestion to the compiler, which can do it even if not declared, or could even ignore it. Also, inlining can be aggressively done by compilers at link time across binary artifacts boundaries with “Whole Program Optimization” or “Link-Time Code Generation”. But the problem is the same, any change done in the “math2” component, produces changes in the binaries of the “math3” component. Continue reading this article at Conan

DevOps Practices: Continuous Integration

One customer that adopted API-led connectivity to further their DevOps practice is one of our customers, Spotify. Spotify already had a cutting-edge DevOps practice in place; however, high-speed growth led to an IT architecture that is based on custom solutions and quick fixes. As a result, Spotify faced a series of challenges, including the lack of data accuracy, visibility, reliability, and a slow time-to-market rate. Continue reading this article at MuleSoft

DevOps, from continuous integration to continuous deployment

Once the development line until qualification is mastered, there is but one step towards continuous deployment to production. Only a handful of key players have crossed that line, because of the nature of their trade (Google, Twitter, Amazon, etc.). Continue reading this article at Octo

The Ultimate List of CI Tools

Bamboo is a continuous integration server from Atlassian, the makers of JIRA, Confluence and Crowd. Bamboo supports builds in any programming language… Continue reading this article at Xebia Labs

DevOps Basics: Harnessing Continuous Integration and Infrastructure As Code

A little while ago, Vancouver based start-up Roomsy and Microsoft collaborated in a Hackfest to explore how Azure Web App services and DevOps best practices could address their needs. Roomsy is a cloud-based Property Management System. It provides its customer a platform to manage their rental property, take reservations that are created through a booking engines. Roomsy also provide visibility for its customer to Online Travel Agencies such as and Expedia. Continue reading this article at Microsoft

Continuous integration the key to Agile and DevOps transformations

Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLabs, is bringing democracy to Jenkins. With the GitLab repository, everyone has access to the capabilities they need to get the job done—without going through a gatekeeper. “Our mission is that everyone can contribute. It used to be your CI configuration was inside Jenkins in some setting there. You had to ask the Jenkins person to change it. That doesn’t make sense anymore.” Continue reading this article at The Server Side

Role of Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery in transforming DevOps

In the autumn of 1968, the first NATO Software Engineering Conference gathered programmers to tackle the “software crisis”. The period that followed not only harnessed the need for effective software solutions but also laid the foundation for the development of a standard lifecycle model. Since then, from the traditional waterfall model to the growing trend of DevOps adoption, the ultimate focus have always been to solve the perennial need for maximizing productivity by optimizing resource allocation. Continue reading this article at Aspire Systems


First of all, developers love continuous integration. Many of modern mobile developers have found CI systems extremely easy to integrated with, get instant feedback on how their latest app version/regression works and what sort of issues might need attention. This all can be achieved with full logs of test runs, screenshots, hardware optimization details and recorded video of that specific test run. Itself, the logs are the vital for developers in order to fix any issues with an app. Continue reading this article at Bitbar

Application Release Automation vs. Continuous Integration

One Developer asked why his organization needed to pay for ARA when they can use Jenkins, the open source Continuous Integration solution used by 72% of DevOps teams (according to Cloudbee’s Nigel Harniman speaking in an earlier session), for free. While Chris answered the question briefly, I’d like to go into more detail and put this issue to bed. Continue reading this article at Automic

DevOps @ HumanGeo Part 2 – Continuous Integration

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a billion different Medium posts and Hacker News articles about the One True Way to do testing. Protip: there isn’t one. I prefer Test Driven Development (TDD), as it helps me design for failure as I build features. Others prefer to write tests after the fact, because it forces them to take a second pass over a chunk of functionality. All that matters is that you have and maintain tests. If you’re feeling really professional, you should make test coverage a requirement for any and all code that is intended for production. Regardless, code verification through linting and tests is a vital part of a good DevOps culture. Continue reading this post at DigitalGlobe

Continuous integration

Commit all of your application assets to the code management (CM) repository so they are controlled and available to the rest of the team. The assets include source code, data definition language source, API definitions, and test scripts. Continue reading this article at IBM

The Difference Between Continuous Integration, Deployment and Delivery?

Everybody’s talking about Continuous Integration (CI) this, Continuous Deployment (CD) that. And who knows, you might even hear some people mentioning Continous Delivery (CDel). Continue reading this article at WhiteSource

Continuous Integration

Parasoft automatically analyses code then generates a high-coverage test suite with complete xUnit-format tests. These extensible and reusable tests capture existing application behaviour for a regression safety net. They can also use corner case conditions to expose defects. Continue reading this article at Archinnova

DevOps introduction part 2: Continuous Integration and Testing (CI / CT)

Engineering teams have become efficient in making incremental changes and doing Continuous Integration (CI). Developers are embracing the notion of Test early, Test often. They are writing more unit tests and executing them frequently as part of CI process. They are adopting DevOps and automating the BDT (Build-Deploy-Test) workflow for one or more environments (Dev/QA/Pre-Prod/Prod) and executing automated tests appropriate for each environment. Continue reading this article at Linkedin

Top Continuous Integration Tools

Besides the beautiful and rich user interface that Buddy web platform is rocking, you get a high-quality service for automating your development, without the complexity of using custom tools to do so. Buddy’s pride is simplicity, and it shines through their automated pipeline feature which helps developers to test, build and ship their software to production quicker than ever before. Continue reading this article at Sys-Con

The Differences Between Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Delivery

While the word “continuous” evokes the image of software that is updated with changes coming down the development pipeline around-the-clock, this is not the case. What it typically does mean is that changes are pushed frequently, usually every twenty-four hours or so. Though this is a far cry from truly continuous development, it is faster than conventional cycles using methodologies like waterfall. Continue reading this article at Rigor

Continuous Integration

A Continuous Delivery (CD) DevOps engine can be built using a Continuous Integration (CI) strategy that leverages automated build processes, using tools like Jenkins, and cleansing them through automated test environments, using tools like Robot, PyTest, Selenium, Appium, Protractor, Karma, etc. While CI automation is prefered, it is not a prerequisite for CD automation. Continue reading this article at Zymr

Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal

The survey showed another trend in that test automation is increasing. Eighty-seven percent of development teams have adopted some form of test automation, but the use of tools varied widely among survey participants. Open source tools, such as Selenium and Appium, were popular with 70% of respondents; proprietary tools were used by 12% and manual testing was conducted by 13%. Fifty-two percent said they were using some form of an automated test framework. At the same time, 42% said their testing process set up and execution were “mostly” or “entirely” manual. Continue reading this article at InformationWeek


They are also building a “system in the middle of all systems and teams” that basically coordinates the infrastructure. They are using Bamboo, Puppet, and some customized software that is similar to Amazon Web Services. Matthew truly believes for an effective DevOps to exist; the environment cannot be pigeonholed into one tool or technology. He’s a perfect example of this – he’s a multifaceted developer, infrastructure manager, scripter, and “DevOps implementer”. Continue reading this article at OSTechnical

Reach DevOps Zen with These Continuous Integration Tools

Since building code and running tests are usually resource-intensive processes, teams were quick to eliminate on premise CI servers in favor of cloud-based SaaS products. Over the last few years, local building and testing of code has made way for API-driven continuous integration. As DevOps technologies have evolved of late, the software companies behind each of the major CI tools have all had to adapt to them as well. Continue reading this article at Nordic APIS

Talend DevOps – Continuous Integration

The Talend metaservlet can be used to deploy and schedule jobs from Nexus to a Talend job server. The Talend metaservlet is a REST interface used to accomplish many of the same tasks which can be done in the Talend Administration Console (TAC). Continue reading this article at TeschGlobal

Continuous integration: Agile best practices

Instead of seeking to perfect the practice, software pros take continuous integration for granted. They have been doing it for so long, they no longer question whether they’re doing it right. In a recent conversation, software development consultant Jeffery Payne, CEO of Coveros, in Fairfax Va., told me this approach is wrong. Continue reading this article at TechTarget


Initially, the team has no central build server of any kind. Software is built manually on a developer’s machine, though it may use an Ant script or similar to do so. Source code may be stored in a central source code repository, but developers do not necessarily commit their changes on a regular basis. Some time before a release is scheduled, a developer manually integrates the changes, a process which is generally associated with pain and suffering. Continue reading this article at BogoToBogo

Continuous Integration in Action – A DevOps Tale

Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository several times a day. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early. Basically source control, build & testing is automated using a CI server. Example of popular CI servers: Jenkins, TeamCity, Circle CI, Bamboo, etc. Continue reading this article at IntellyZen

Shifting left with DevOps and Continuous Integration

Setting Jenkins Slave for distributed execution – Jenkins Slave machine can be a real machine, a virtual machine or a dockerized container which has capability of an operating system. Jenkins slave can also be set up by just executing a jar file and registering that machine as a slave against Master Jenkins machine. When Jenkins master receives instructions, it processes that and decides which script would be executed on which slave machine. So if multiple slaves are connected, execution can be done in distributed manner and will result in multi processing + multi threading of execution. Continue reading this article at Selenium 2 Automate

Using Continuous Integration in DevOps

CI solutions are a must for CD. If you are building and testing your software changes on a frequent basis, you can ship frequently. Using a CI solution will also help in building the DevOps relationships, as the Ops half of the relationship will be able to see proof that builds and tests have been successful. They could also be heavily involved in defining and creating some of the dashboards. Continue reading this article at Agile Testing Framework

DevOps with VSTS – The First Way: Continuous Integration

There are a lot more interresting and helpfull widgets available in the VSTS marketplace. So do have a look what widgets more can help to improve visibility in the quality and status of the build. For example, one other awesome widget is the Code Coverage Widget. As the name predicts, this widget shows the Code Coverage percentage of the last build. Continue reading this post at Blue Basher

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