Integration can be the most challenging phase of a traditional software project. Continuous integration turns that challenge into a rich source of feedback for developers. But building a reliable, trustworthy CI system is easier said than done. It depends on having good unit tests, which depends on having good testable code and a testable architecture. This can be a lot of work but it’s worth it.
I’ll help you
- Automate the build to ensure it’s effortless to use
- Use test driven development to build testable behaviors
- Build a suite of unit tests that supports safe refactoring
- Automate release candidate validation
Integrating code as it is built is at the very core of Agile and where many of the biggest benefits come. Bugs are caught faster and the costs associated with finding them drops significantly, reliability increases, last minute changes are more easily accommodated, and users get more value faster.
Whether you choose to deliver updates continuously or not, you should build software so it’s always in a releasable state. This reduces risks and drops cost of ownership. When you build software in this way it costs far less to maintain and extend.
- Get instant feedback when bugs are introduced
- Bugs are caught faster and cost less to fix
- Fewer bugs reach production
- Software is always in a releasable state
- Features are delivered to customers faster
- Last minute changes are easily accommodated
Automate regression and integrate continuously. Having a fast, trustworthy build provides fast feedback and give you a system that’s always in a releasable state. I’ll help your team integrate software continuously, as it is built, and a system that will immediately notify you if bugs are about to be introduced.