Continuous Integration (CI) has become a key practice in every software organization. It is a development practice that requires development teams to ensure that testing is conducted for every code change made to every build of a software program. This article will enlighten you about CI, its importance, its dependencies and how it drives product development to the pinnacle of its efficiency.
Developers, working on building an application or product, work in isolation and have a limited scope for collaboration. Due to which they fail to address the challenges that arise during development and struggle after building the software product. Development teams need to start adopting practices of CI to eliminate such deficiencies.
Now, the critical element for a best practice to succeed is the use of the right set of tools. And in this case, for CI, the tools needed are:
• A Source Code Repository
• A Continuous Integration Server
• A Build Tool
• A Database Server
• A Web-based Server