Continuous Integration: Automation and Simplicity at Scale
Increased speed of development and testing, accelerating the front-end of the
software delivery process
Continuous integration (CI) is the process of frequently updating code from multiple developers to a shared source control tool. Ideally, code is integrated several times a day or any time a developer commits a change. Once code is committed, a build can be triggered and tests run to ensure changes don’t break anything.
Delivering software faster and with high quality starts with productive developers. But long build and integration times and complex manual and scripted processes destroy productivity and increase cycle time. Continuous integration allows development teams to commit and verify changes more often by automating builds and tests so problems can be detected and resolved early.
Continuous integration is a key enabler and fundamental principle of DevOps which is founded on the idea of making small, frequent changes to code as opposed to infrequent, large-scale software packages.
With continuous integration, you will realize…
Continuous integration requires developers to commit and integrate changes regularly, sometimes multiple times a day. This ensures code from disparate developers works together.
Improved Feedback Loops
Faster feedback loops allow users to identify issues earlier, pinpoint where the issues are, and resolve them quickly.
Shorter Delivery Cycles
Because code is committed to source control management systems more frequently, the team can then build, test, deploy, and release code more quickly, ultimately releasing projects faster.
With FlexDeploy, you have 2 options for continuous integration.
FlexDeploy’s Built-In CI Server
FlexDeploy’s built-in CI server makes it easy to implement continuous integration with only a few configuration changes. Fast and easy, the way it should be.
Integration with External CI Servers
For those already using a CI server, you can leverage your existing tooling by using the out-of-the-box integration that FlexDeploy provides for tools such as Jenkins.
Using FlexDeploy’s CI features gives you one consistent and integrated solution for building/packaging and deploying your applications to your target platforms: from your enterprise applications, middleware, database, and containers running on on-prem or in the cloud.
Experience Speed and Quality
Take advantage of CI/CD, build automation, deploy automation, and release automation to eliminate manual inputs and scripting, speed up processes, and increase quality of deliveries.
Meet Compliance Requirements
Use quality gates, approvals, scheduling, and notifications to ensure high-quality code. Pair this with dashboards and reports to gain visibility into real-time and historical information.
Innovate and Be Competitive
With faster and more agile processes, your team can dedicate their time and expertise to high impact work. Be on the cutting edge of innovation with fast feedback loops and decreased time to market.