In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) implements the continuous building and automated testing of the full software product on a frequent schedule. At least once a day, often several times a day and sometimes as often as after every check in to the version control system.

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Can XCode work with TFS?

We have been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for source code management of our solution which contains components for a number of platforms - asp.net, windows & android so far. We now wish to ...
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Continuous integration policy problems

Currently our model, with respect to SVN and automated build, looks like Which, as far as I know, wasn't the way SVN was meant to be used. But the process works okay from a technical standpoint. ...
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Is there such a thing as API documentation management?

So I started thinking, what is the best practice for publishing generated documentation (e.g. Doxygen, NaturalDocs, etc.) in terms of infrastructure? I would be generating it through continuous ...
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Continuous Integration using Docker

One of the main advantages of Docker is the isolated environment it brings, and I want to leverage that advantage in my continuous integration workflow. A "normal" CI workflow goes something like ...
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Where do the responsibilities of build tools end and those of CI tools start? [duplicate]

In the delivery of software, and within the sense of the deployment pipeline, where do the responsibilities of build tools, like Maven, end, and the responsibilities of CI start? As a rough example ...
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How to use Subversion in conjunction with DTAP with several Scrum teams?

I've read How Do You Pull Something from a Release?, but it doesn't solve our problems, as our case is more complex. Our situation is as follows. We're developing an application for an internal ...
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Continuous Integration / Deployment: Test on commit, pull request, or what?

I read about CI/CD, loved it, but I'm having trouble with the details as everything I read was high level. Some authors seemed to suggest that there couldn't be any failing commits on the repository ...
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Creating an automated test framework for UI smoke testing

I am doing my thesis on the subject of automated UI testing at a company that applies continuous integration to their projects. The company builds intranets in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and my task is ...
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Enforcing coding standards: What are the trade-offs of different methods?

Our team has recently agreed on some very light coding standards, and that we need a means of enforcing them. We already have a mature Continuous Integration practice including frequent, small ...
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How to break up Yocto layers for continuous integration?

We are building embedded software using a Linux setup based on the Yocto project. We have a couple different configurations that we are building for different purposes (but the same target). I have ...
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CI runner on same server of GitLab?

I'm setting up a GitLab server in my company and now I'm adding GitLab CI to it. Before start this task I'd like to understand if there are any disadvantages running my runners on the same server ...
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Making applications build system-aware

Build systems for web applications are great: they give dependency management, code minification, and the ability to use tech like SASS or CoffeeScript that require pre-processing. However, I find ...
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Managing deployment scripts in the process of continuous delivery

My question concerns deployment scripts in the process of continuous delivery. Continuous delivery recommends that deployment scripts should be versioned into SCM just as normal code. What is the ...
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Should developers “own” the build server(s)? [closed]

The build server at our company sucks. The build agents (there are a dozen of them, each is a separate VM, and apparently they are all living on their own ESX server) are SLOW. The web interface is ...
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What is the benefit of Continuous Integration over make?

We are evaluating and setting up Continuous Integration for our PHP project. Each of the Continuous Integration tools has their own proprietary "build language" which will run many commands and check ...
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Should performance tests be instrumented by build tools?

Should performance tests be instrumented by build tools as part of the build process, or should they live completely outside? If outside, then where in the deployment pipeline should they live? I ...
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Automated GUI tests take too long because of doing same steps before the “main test action” can proceed

We are developing a desktop application and I am responsible for GUI testing. Currently we have around 500 tests which take 8 hours to complete. The tests are testing almost every button/menu/field ...
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Trying to understand what Travis CI does and when it should be used

I am very new to Git and I am planning to contribute to some open-source project on GitHub after discovering a small error in it. Upon forking it and fixing the error, I purposed a pull request and I ...
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Continous Deployment and database format changes [duplicate]

My current automated workflow looks like this: I commit changes I push changes Build (actually just a lot of tests using mock database) is triggered If all tests pass, the new code is deployed to ...
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C++ project organization to reduce unit testing build time

I want to organize tests for a project large enough that build time matters (especially for the CI server). Say I have this code that I would like to test : //foo/greet.cpp #include <stdio.h> ...
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Scheduled website testing: Searching for a lightweight, simple solution

Scheduled website testing: Searching for a simple solution. One of my clients is having some tens of sites, with webform-based landing pages. He wants to daily test 3 different use-cases pre site, in ...
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What's the point of Continuous Integration services like Travis CI?

As far as I can tell, services like Travis CI and CircleCI take your project and run its test suite whenever you push a new change to your repository. Assuming that it's also possible to either ...
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How to properly deprecate methods in Java?

Today I lost a method that I was using since my co-worker redefined it to take its superclass instead. So after synchronizing with the repository I had trouble. Would it had been better in this case ...
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Are “Compile to JavaScript” Frameworks Hostile to Continuous Integration?

Lately we've been looking at ways to improve automated testing and related tooling of our enterprise-level GWT web app. I've realized that in some ways, GWT is a bit hostile to automated testing, ...
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How do I set up pairing email addresses?

Our team uses the Ruby gem hitch to manage pairing. You set it up with a group email address (e.g. dev@mycompany.com) and then tell it who is pairing: $ hitch james tiffany Hitch then sets your Git ...
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Continuous integration and modifying existing UI automation tests

Our team is currently facing a situation where we are changing a feature that is in the product today. This feature has Selenium automation tests associated with it. We are performing a fairly major ...
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How do I learn the right approach to implement half a feature? [closed]

I lead a development team and I want to release our product as often as possible (Continuous Delivery). In many cases, we have to implement a feature that takes longer to implement than the time ...
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Who fixes broken tests? [duplicate]

Our small team has made the curious observation that diagnosing and fixing broken automated tests is a useful activity; in particular, if the CI build indicates that developer A's last check-in broke ...
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How can I effectively manage long-term feature development and short-term bug fixing at the same time?

We have a huge C, and C++ code base. There is a plan to add a new feature into the existing system, but, this should happen only after 3 to 4 months. So, we are looking for best possible options. ...
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Continuous Integration with Bamboo and Maven, Managing Version Numbers?

I am currently developing a product that is broken up into a few main parts: A Server, an Android client, a Desktop client, and a class library for providing common data structures. Currently my team ...
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Java continuous integration with extras [closed]

I am very new to continuous integration, but I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately I found there to be huge quantities of different tools, and each one is sizable and seems to be difficult (I am ...
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65.000.000.000 tests to run

I was asked about how to run a suite of 65.000.000.000 tests and I wonder if it is normal to have a project with such a huge amount of tests. Have you worked in projects with this characteristic?
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Tools that can catch “fake coverage”?

Hypothetical scenario: codebase is exercised by unit tests run by a TeamCity build-bot, that also uses the built-in dotCover tool to provide coverage metrics. The build will fail if less than X% of ...
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Should integration test be included in continues integration (CI)?

Assume that we are developing a web application, and Hudson does typical jobs such as compile, unit test and static code analysis. But the tricky part is: Hudson deploys and starts up application ...
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Build status reporting on javascript project

I have a javascript project which uses Grunt and several plug-ins such as: jshint qunit requirejs optimizer Not all of the developers run the grunt tasks locally (e.g. jshint, qunit), so they ...
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In which cases build artifacts will be different in different environments

We are working on automation of deployment using Jenkins. We have different environments - DEV, UAT, PROD. In SVN, we are tagging each release and placing same binaries in DEV, UAT, PROD. The ...
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Simple explanation of Continuous Integration

How would you define Continuous Integration and what specific components does a CI server contain? I want to explain to someone in the marketing department what Continuous Integration is. They ...
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Who should support and maintain development infrastructure?

I am interested to know what other peoples' experiences are with managing development infrastructure are. I am talking about things like the build server, the central git repo etc etc. Any ...
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How is it possible to build the whole codebase from source at Google scale?

The first answer to an old, recently active question linked to a video which talks about how Google repository is done. One interesting thing which was mentioned is the fact that everything is build ...
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Handling compiler bugs in Continuous Integration

I believe that warnings should be treated as errors. If you start ignoring warnings you'll start missing "important" warnings among the "unimportant" ones. So my Continuous Integration system fails a ...
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how to stay efficient when a build is almost always broken

I work in a middle sized team which shares the same source code and while have a continues integration in place, but as all of us has to work in the same branch, the build is almost always broken. ...
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Suggestions to improve small team workflow (CI / Deployment)

I'd like to improve my team's workflow and architecture. Right now we have a LAMP dev server on which every member of the team has a subdirectory. We work directly in this directory via LAN. There is ...
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Responsibilities of Build Script and Build Server

I need some clarifications on the responsibilities of the Build Script and the Build Server. I read several articles on the Net about continuous integration and builds. Including The F5 Key Is Not ...
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Continuous “Platform” Integration?

We have accumulated a large codebase of somewhat-well-document projects, many of which aren't actively being used, but that we want to be able to start using again quickly if necessary. What is the ...
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Continuous Integration Feedback Cycle

How long should the Continuous Integration process take (i.e. compiling classes and running unit tests + integration test)? On my current project it takes about 30 minutes, is that OK? What's the ...
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Codeigniter modular separation with Phing

I am thinking of managing a product source I am doing using Codeigniter + HMVC. Right now my folder structure is something like this: application |-modules |-module1 | |--controllers ...
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Alternative to “Passing/Broken build” indicator?

When having a continuous integration executing the tests at each commit, a common best practice is to have all the tests passing at all times (aka "do not break the build"). I find some problems with ...
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Branching breaks continous integration?

I think this article, A Successful Git Branching Model, is very well known among experienced DVCS users. I use hg mostly, but I would argue this discussion is fine for any DVCS. Our current ...
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TDD and test automation in applications heavily dependent on databases and user input [closed]

Recently I have been reading online about eXtreme programming and agile practices. I wish to adapt them. However most of my code is all in PHP which is the normal CRUD type web applications. Moreover ...
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How to do external API testing (blackbox)

Assume you are using APIs from a vendor, how to make sure their API is working as expected? My main concern is sometimes the vendor pushed the changes to their code and break the API, we want to have ...