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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Is continuous integration more than just automatically testing code?

Is continuous integration about more than just automatically testing code, either periodically or after every commit to the main repository? Before today, I'd heard the term CI, and about CI services ...
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Is it reasonable to run processes with CI tools?

At my company, we have a quagmire of disparate cron jobs (on multiple systems) and manually kicked off processes which keep our business functioning that is a result of years of expedient development ...
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Using continuous build results as part of performance review metrics? [closed]

My boss is planning to use the metrics from our continuous build (builds and runs tests on every commit) as part of our performance reviews (in our 'quality' metric). This seems like a REALLY bad idea ...
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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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Build automation vs deploy automation vs continuous integration

I want to become more efficient and I want to use ops tools efficiently. With this in mind, I wanted to learn more about continuous integration, but it seems that there is many different things ...
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How do you scale your integration testing?

I am investigating techniques and strategies for scaling our growing number of integration tests on our current product, so that they can (humanly) remain part of our development, and CI process. At ...
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How to conduct a 3 days training on current techniques like TDD and CI [on hold]

I am tasked to conduct a training for an upcoming team of 20 Java developers for a new project. The project owner wants us to use state of the art development techniques like TDD and CI. The ...
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A good workflow to start with Continuous Delivery?

My team is facing a couple of new challanges in the near future, as we will start developing a couple of (micro)services which will run in a cloud environment. Therefore we want to establish a ...
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Atlassian Bamboo package from multiple repositories

We're currently developing a server/client application. The server is a maven Java EE project. The client interfaces are in HTML5. We use Stateless REST interfaces to communicate with each other. As ...
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Why does CI stipulate that we should be able to rollback to any version of a software?

I was reading the book "Continuous delivery, reliable software deployments through build, tests and deployment automation ". And the author mentions that one should be able to rollback to any version ...
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How to maintain different, customized versions of the same software for multiple clients

we have multiple clients with different needs. Although our software is modularized to a degree, it's almost certain that we need to adjust every module's business logic here and there a little for ...
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How would a one man team benefit from a continous integration setup? [duplicate]

I am a one man team. I develop an in house database, and the web interface. My current workflow is code on my development machine. Test. Push to a central git server. Log into the production server ...
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Single branch Strategy in Agile development

Currently in our project we have trunk , release branches also hotfix brances , we are planning to maintain single branch strategy instead maintain multiple. can any one explain what are all the ...
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Why does Jenkins warn you if you tell it to check for changes every minute?

In the past when I've set up Jenkins to look for version control changes every second by using the cron format of "* * * * *" (or something like that). When you do this, it gives you a warning and ...
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Tracking internal builds versus public builds

At our office, we use JIRA to track issues reported by our QA teams. We also have Bamboo which builds each time we commit to our Git (Stash) repository. QA picks a build from Bamboo and they work with ...
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Scheduling a Jenkins job to only run integration test [closed]

My current company has a Jenkins/DotCi setup. Our current process for CI is when dev pushes to github, jenkins runs unit tests on all branches and reports back to us via email if the unit tests ...
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Dependency promotion strategies: siloed or orchestrated?

We have a lot of apps and web services (some public facing products, some internal and part of a private "backend") that are interdependent on one another. Each one of these components has 4 ...
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Implementing Continuous Integration with a volatile hierarchy of library dependencies

Recently my company setup a build server using Bamboo and a private Nuget Feed which is populated by the successful builds being deployed from the build server. There is a hierarchy of projects under ...
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Continuous Integration for API wrappers

I'm setting up the Continuous Integration process for our API and I've split my brain trying to figure out how to connect that process with the API wrapper libs too. Here's what I want to happen: I ...
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Continuous Integration for different languages [closed]

So, I understand Continuous Integration in theory, and have used Beanstalk. However, I've been charged with creating the process at my current PHP shop. My hope was maybe PHPCI, since it looked ...
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continuous integration with Xcode [closed]

I'm looking to setup CI. I only own one Mac. I do have a copy of OS X 4.0 Server (free with my Apple Developer Program license). I currently use Git for source control. I would prefer something ...
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What are the advantages of continuous deployment? [closed]

Continuous deployment require a lot of effort, beyond what is needed for continuous integration. Since every change corresponds to a release (more or less), there is far less time and resources ...
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When deploying code to a production server, how are non-source code assets such as images and PDFs managed?

Currently, I am trying to set up deployment procedures and GIT for a group of websites. Code and assets are between 15 and 20GB. The code and related text files are probably closer to 150MB. When ...
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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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How should I select continuous integration tool? [closed]

I found this cool comparison table for integration servers on Wikipedia, but I am a little uncertain how to rank the tools vs. my needs and interests. The chart itself seems to have a lot of boxes ...
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Cross-platform CI builds [closed]

Does any Continuous Integration system out there offer building a project on several operating systems at the same time? Like, building the code on Windows, Linux, *BSD and OSX per commit? I ...
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Is it a good practice to run unit tests in version control hooks?

From the technical point of view it is possible to add some pre/post push hooks which will run unit tests before allowing some specific commit to be merged to remote default branch. My question is - ...
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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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Convincing my boss that touching the Database is integration testing [closed]

I am currently working on introducing continuous integration and switching to git, and as part of that, we must also better structure our tests. We have agreed on splitting the tests in "integration" ...
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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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How to use github, branches and automatic releases for version management? [closed]

I understand most of the basic Git/Github concepts by now, however I still have trouble understanding the bigger picture. These are some things that I have managed to get working so far: Push ...
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Client / Server dependencies with Continuous Integration

I'm starting to use continuous integration for one of my projects and had some questions about structure and architecture. It's basically a multi-device webservice that is split into one server ...
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Tomcat + Spring + CI workflow [closed]

We're starting our very first project with Spring and java web stack. This project will be mainly about rewriting quite large ERP/CRM from Zend Framework to Java. Important factor in my question is ...
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Coping with build order requirements in automated builds

I have three Scala packages being built as separate sbt projects in separate repos with a dependency graph like this: M---->D ^ ^ | | +--+--+ ^ | S S is a service. ...
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Why is build.number an “abuse” of semantic versioning?

I was explaining a proposed build system (Gradle/Artifactory/Jenkins/Chef) to one of our senior architects, and he made a comment to me that I sort of disagree with, but am not experienced enough to ...
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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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Is Chef an appropriate tool to use for application deployment? [closed]

We use Chef for both config management (making sure a "DB Node" has the right version of the right DB on it; that an "App Server" has the right version of Java and env vars on it, etc.). as well as ...
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What advantages do continuous integration tools offer on a solo project?

If you're doing a solo project - would you use CI tools to build from a repository? I've used Hudson and Cruise Control in a team environment, where it's essential to build as soon as anyone checks ...
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Building software with version numbers

This is not a question about how to number versions. We have an application with a certain version numbering scheme. We also have a Jenkins CI server (soon to be replaced with Atlassian's Bamboo) ...
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Track performance numbers

I have a (large) software project in a git repository. There is a benchmark suite that spits out lots of numbers (time per benchmark, allocations done per benchmark) I’d like to track. What is the ...
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How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build [closed]

My first commit in my project resulted in the nightly build being broken and people are all over me as we are nearing the release. I want to send an apology email that should sound sincere and at the ...
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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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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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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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Do DVCSes discourage continuous integration?

Say there is a team of ten agile developers. Every day they each pick a task from the board, commits several changes against it, until (by the end of the day) they have completed the task. All ...
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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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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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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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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 ...