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Continuous Integration (CI)

Continuous Integration (CI)

Welcome! Previously, we explored Version Control Systems (Git), which helps us manage code changes. Today, we move on to Continuous Integration (CI), a practice that automates building, testing, and preparing code for deployment.

What is Continuous Integration?

CI is a software development practice that involves frequently committing code changes to a shared repository and triggering automated builds and tests.

Benefits of CI

Benefits of CI:
- Early detection of errors
- Improved code quality
- Reduced development time
- Increased collaboration and visibility

CI Tools

There are numerous CI tools available. Some popular options include:

  • Jenkins
  • Travis CI
  • CircleCI
  • GitLab CI
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Bamboo

Testing with CI

CI can be used to run various types of tests:

  • Unit Testing: Tests individual functions or modules.
  • Integration Testing: Tests how different modules work together.
  • Performance Testing: Tests the speed and scalability of the application.
  • Security Testing: Tests for vulnerabilities or security risks.

Deployment with CI

CI can also be used to automate deployment tasks:

  • Building the application
  • Running tests
  • Deploying the application to a specific environment (e.g., staging, production)

Continuous Deployment (CD)

Continuous Deployment (CD) takes CI one step further by automatically deploying code changes to production after they have passed testing. This allows for faster and more frequent software updates.

Why Learn Continuous Deployment (CD)?

In the next session, we'll delve into Continuous Deployment (CD), a critical practice for agile software development. Follow us to enhance your understanding and optimize your deployment process.