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CI-CD Pipelines

From Containerization to CI/CD

Welcome to the exciting world of CI/CD pipelines! After exploring containerization with Docker and Kubernetes, we'll now dive into the automated world of CI/CD, a game-changer for software development.

What is CI/CD?

CI/CD stands for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment. It's a set of practices that enables frequent and automated code changes into production.

Benefits of CI/CD

  • Faster software delivery
  • Improved software quality
  • Reduced risk of errors
  • Increased developer productivity
  • Better collaboration

CI/CD Tools

Popular CI/CD tools include Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis CI, Bamboo, and Azure DevOps. Each tool offers unique features and integrations.

CI/CD Pipeline Stages

A typical CI/CD pipeline includes stages like:

  1. Source control
  2. Build
  3. Test
  4. Deploy
  5. Monitor

Continuous Integration

CI involves automatically merging code changes from multiple developers into a central repository, followed by automated builds and tests.

Continuous Delivery

CD takes CI a step further by automatically deploying code changes to a staging or production environment for testing and feedback.

Continuous Deployment

CD automates the entire deployment process, including testing and approvals, to push code changes directly to production.

DevOps and CI/CD

CI/CD is closely tied to DevOps, which emphasizes collaboration and communication between development and operations teams.

Best Practices for CI/CD

  • Automate everything
  • Test early and often
  • Use a version control system
  • Monitor your pipelines
  • Implement feedback loops

CI/CD in Cloud Environments

Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP offer managed CI/CD services that simplify pipeline setup and maintenance.

CI/CD for Mobile Development

CI/CD is essential for mobile development, enabling frequent updates and automated testing on multiple devices.

CI/CD for Microservices

CI/CD helps manage the complexity of microservice-based architectures by automating testing and deployment across multiple services.

Advanced CI/CD Concepts

Advanced CI/CD concepts include blue/green deployments, canary deployments, and feature flags.

Next Up: Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

In our next session, we'll explore Infrastructure as Code (IaC), a powerful approach to managing and provisioning infrastructure. Follow us to learn more!